I love an orchid, I really do. I feel like they can really make a room pop. Every time I see one in someone else's home I love the look!
My mom and my sister in law have these beautiful orchids in their homes that a local florist (Jessie Campbell) in Charlotte designed for them. They are gorgeous and it got me thinking I could recreate that for cheaper. I could not be more thrilled with my results.
So, it is your lucky day I am dishing all my secrets so you can create a sick nasty arrangement like this too!
First obviously you need to pick up an Orchid. Trader Joes has great orchids starting at $8.95. They are my go-to place to buy orchids. This time I found mine at Costco. It was around $15 because it is a huge one. I wanted a larger one to work on our coffee table. Just pick an orchid according to where you want to keep it in your house. There are some with just one stem and some with multiples.
Next pick a bowl you want to pot the orchid in. I always love the look of Orchids in glass containers, so I chose this glass bowl my mom gave me. Other ideas are silver bowls, brass pots, ceramic bowls etc. If you don't have one you can easily find something like this at a Consignment store or even Goodwill.
Next you need to trim the plastic around the top of the Orchid so it doesn't stick out in your bowl. Trim it about 1/2 inch to an inch down. You want to keep the bottom in the plastic for watering purposes.
You will need two types of moss. The light gray kind I found in our neighborhood. If you live in the South this stuff is everywhere. Hanging from trees and piled on the ground. Sterling and I went on a bike ride and collected it one afternoon. The green moss pieces you can find at Micheals.
Place your orchid in the center of your bowl. And then start spreading the gray moss all around it. You want it packed in to keep the orchid from moving.
Then layer the green moss all over the top.
Then, my friends you are done. It is as easy as that. This whole thing cost less than $20. Pretty great for a fabulous arrangement, that will hopefully last for awhile.
The final step is to find a home for your sweet new plant. Ours is pretty happy in our den.
Only problem is my orchids don't live for long. Supposedly they are the easiest plant to keep alive, but then why do mine always die? I have a black thumb for real I can't seem to keep anything green living for long. Any secrets to an Orchids longevity?
Happy Monday. Its a dreary one here, which means alot of indoor playtime!