Price tag guns are inexpensive and a really fun craft tool to work with.




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Ahh, sweet summer is here and with it the glorious arrival of a everyone’s favorite flower – the peony!

 

With its spectacular display of colors (think pink, red, yellow and white!), lush, unbridled petals, and a delicate, intoxicating fragrance, it’s no surprise that the peony has been a delighting the senses for thousands of years. In fact, written records from as far back as 8 their enchanting beauty. Is it any wonder then that the peony is known the world over as “queen of the flowers?”

 

Today, peonies are just as stunning as ever and, thanks to new and improved varieties they're even easier to grow. There are three main types of peonies to consider when planting. The most common and widely available is the herbaceous peony (Paeonia lactiflora). Herbaceous peonies grow to about three feet tall, die back to the ground each winter, then sends up vigorous sprouts each spring. The other is the tree peony (Paeonia suffruticosa), a slow-growing woody-stemmed shrub that can reach up to six feet. The third is a hybrid of the two. A combination of all three makes for a spring garden that darn near looks like it jumped out of a painting.

 

As dazzling as peonies are, they’re surprisingly no-fuss and require very little attention (I’m talking to you, brown-thumbs!) They survive the harshest winters, are practically drought resistant, and aren't bothered by deer or rabbits. Though peonies fare best in cool climates, early-blooming varieties with low-chill requirements can thrive in even some parts of the deep South.

 

 

SUPPLIES:
flowy shirt
pom-poms
price tag gun
plastic price tag barbs



  1. Randomly attach colored pom-poms to the shirt using the gun.
  2. Be sure to go through the solid center of each pom-pom with the gun's needle.
  3. There's a lot of fun movement to the finished product! Make sure to arrange the pom-poms so they hang in your desired pattern.

TIP:

You can affix pom-poms to any piece of clothing! If the fabric is a knit material you should be able to remove the pom poms without harming the fabric, so go crazy with temporary embellishment of your favorite sweater or jacket!


Photography by Paul 'Sweet Paul' Lowe

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