2-Minute Rustic Peony Centerpiece

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I subscribed Kyle to a Bourbon of the Month club a few years back, and I’ve been saving all his cool bottles ever since. They’ve literally been sitting untouched in our cabinet for over a year. I came across some simple rustic centerpiece ideas in either Better Homes and Gardens or The Magnolia Journal  (I honestly can’t remember which) and, after finding the most gorgeous bunch of pink peonies at Gerbes, I immediately started pulling out glass bottles of varying heights and sizes. Seriously, when you don’t have any filler flowers and you still want your tablescape to look full and cheerful, this “minimalistic” rustic centerpiece is the perfect solution. It legitimately took me 2 minutes to put together, and I’m so incredibly pleased with how it turned out. 

For reference, I used 5 glass bottles for my DIY peony centerpiece. As long as you’re keeping symmetry in mind, use more or less depending on your preferences and/or the size of your table. Also, instead of soaking them off, I decided to leave the liquor labels on to add to the rustic charm. Then, once I had my bottles picked out, I added water and cut each peony stem to match its vase. Quick and simple!

DIY Peony Centerpiece by popular southern lifestyle blogger Stephanie Ziajka on Diary of a Debutante, rustic centerpiece idea with peonies, minimalist rustic flower arrangement with peonies, cheap wedding table centerpieces, rustic home decor ideasDIY Peony Centerpiece by popular southern lifestyle blogger Stephanie Ziajka on Diary of a Debutante, rustic centerpiece idea with peonies, minimalist rustic flower arrangement with peonies, cheap wedding table centerpieces, rustic home decor ideas

It really doesn’t matter, but it’s worth noting that St. Germaine bottles make seriously gorgeous vases! They’re the perfect height for blooming branches and longer-stemmed flowers, like daisies and cherry blossoms. I used 2 (of varying sizes) for this rustic centerpiece idea. I also pulled an old bottle of Split Rock Bourbon (Kyle’s all-time favorite Maine distillery), Hudson Baby Bourbon Whiskey, and Catoctin Creek Rye Whiskey. 

DIY Peony Centerpiece by popular southern lifestyle blogger Stephanie Ziajka on Diary of a Debutante, rustic centerpiece idea with peonies, minimalist rustic flower arrangement with peonies, cheap wedding table centerpieces, rustic home decor ideasDIY Peony Centerpiece by popular southern lifestyle blogger Stephanie Ziajka on Diary of a Debutante, rustic centerpiece idea with peonies, minimalist rustic flower arrangement with peonies, cheap wedding table centerpieces, rustic home decor ideas

Oh, and wouldn’t these make gorgeous rustic wedding table centerpieces, too? They’d legitimately save you hundreds-to-thousands on floral costs! If you don’t have enough pretty bottles to work with, a fun (albeit time consuming) way to switch up this DIY peony centerpiece is to paint the bottles. Pink or blue would work well for this particular arrangement, but I recommend going with white or gold for versatility. This SITS Girls post is super helpful if you decide to go that route with any future DIY centerpiece ideas.

And there you have it! I know I don’t do centerpieces often, so… what do y’all think? Would y’all like to see more rustic home decor ideas? Let me know! 

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