I have a YouTube tutorial on how to make a quick, easy peony, but it’s not my favorite method. It’s good when you need to make a peony in a limited amount of time but does not make the fullest, prettiest peonies!
In the meantime, here are some tips and a photo of some of the supplies I use for creating this style peony.
*For the center, I use a foam ball (about the size of a large gumball or Jawbreaker) that I get at a local craft store.
*I then use hot glue to affix 20 gauge floral wire into the foam ball and let it dry for about an hour. I get the wire at www.globalsugarart.com and use the no. 20 because it’s thicker and sturdier.
*Using the white petal cutters pictured here (Wilton brand), I cut out about 3 of each size (the medium and the large) and using a Dresden tool, thin out and fray the petals. You can also use a petal veiner for a pretty look. I add all the petals using water so they stick to each layer of petals and then allow to dry.
*Meanwhile, I make the outer petals using a single peony cutter seen here and attach them to wire. I allow them to dry in the egg shaped pan seen here as well. Drying takes a few hours. You can then affix the petals to the rest of the flower using floral tape.
Hopefully, I will have a video on this eventually, but I would recommend videos on peony making on www.crafsy.com. Nicholas Lodge has a great one! 🙂