Guest blogger: Yes, Please Design: peg board flower box

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Today, our DIY centerpiece comes from the simplest of materials: particle board and peg board. Personally I’ve always loved the graphic pattern of particle board. My grandfather used to outline all of his tools in sharpie marker on the particle board in his garage. I’ve had a crush on this unassuming material ever since.


To create the peg board flower box you’ll need floral tubes, a sheet of peg board, particle board, a box of galvanized roofing nails, and a penchant for power tools (or, in my case, that handy mister again). Cut out 2 pieces of particle board sized 7×11” and two pieces 7×6” (if you ask nicely someone at your local hardware store may just cut these pieces for you). Form the four pieces into a box and hammer the galvanized nails into the seams. You can use as little or as many nails as you’d like. Then take four nails and hammer them horizontally into the about ¼” below the top. This creates the ledge for your peg board top to rest. Next cut a 6×10” piece of peg board for the top.


Let’s beautify this thing. I found the most stunning peonies at the market this morning. Cut your largest bloom leaving about a 4” stem. Insert the stem into one of the peg board holes and then insert the stem into a floral tube. Repeat these steps with as many blooms as you’d like. We used two large blooms and a bud here – but you can fill the box as much as you’d like.


Place the flower filled peg board atop the box and viola you’ve got a stunningly simple and terribly beautiful centerpiece.

Thanks, Kelly, for all your thoughtful floral arrangement ideas! To continue to be fueled with inspiration be sure to check out Kelly’s blog Yes, Please or better yet book her for your next event.

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Jen on Apr 23, 2010

Cute and simple!

paige appel on Apr 23, 2010

love the pink and the krafty color of the peg board. perfect juxtaposition. xoxo

Dream Wedding Italy on Apr 23, 2010

That's really beautiful! I think I want one with sunflowers and irisis...

Hilary on Apr 23, 2010

I have a crush on peg board also. I sa in that movie Julie & Julia that Julia Child had some in her kitchen and she outlines the pots and pans she hung on it. I love that idea! on Apr 23, 2010

Such a great idea! Love it for my house!

lydia {ever ours} on Apr 23, 2010

love the peg board idea!

Cera on Apr 23, 2010

I really like this idea! I wish I could see it in my google reader though. None of your pictures ever show up.

Sarah Wedding on Apr 23, 2010

WOW! This is such a fabulous and simple idea! This could also be a great project for a bridal shower, each guest could create their own to take home! The board could also be mod-podged with photos, vintage book pages, or even bedazzled for a really unique look!

Evonne & Darren Photography on Apr 25, 2010

What a great idea... and the 2 big blooms are just lovely!

Local Color Flowers on Apr 26, 2010

Love the contrast between the vibrant, showy peony and the understated color and style of the peg board box. Great idea!

Jennifer Ingram on Apr 26, 2010

What a sweet idea - thanks for sharing! Jennifer jennsthreegraces

[email protected] on Apr 26, 2010

This is a lovely idea! I love that you can keep it completely bare and simple as shown, or you could up the modern/graphic feel of it with a coat of glossy paint...and it would look great either way! So fabulous.

Punctuation Mark on Apr 27, 2010

what a gorgeous idea!!! the possibilities are endless!!!

The Wedding Outlet on Apr 28, 2010

These are super cute!

Demetgun3 on Apr 29, 2010

so soft gread idea ;) Demet

Florist Supply on Jun 17, 2010

This seems easy enough with no need for a lot of Florist Supply's which is nice, I can't wait to try this!

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