AN EASY WAY TO DRESS UP INEXPENSIVE POTTED ORCHIDS
Potted orchids are one of my favorite hostess, teacher, housewarming and “just because” gifts; with the holidays quickly approaching, it’s so easy to pop into the grocery store and grab one to take to dinner, along with a bottle of wine for the hostess, or send a few to school for teacher’s gifts for Thanksgiving!
I nabbed two beautiful white orchids on a Trader Joe’s run recently and thought I could really dress them up a bit and give them more of an “Ina” vibe for our kitchen table until it’s time to start decorating for Christmas. Those mini plastic hair clips and dyed stakes leave so much to be desired. After a few quick and easy changes, I absolutely love how they look now! Here’s how I did it:
I grabbed a bag of green moss and a 12 inch terra cotta orchid pot from Lowe’s, and a bag of raffia out of my craft closet to start. I also ordered a set of two foot bamboo plant stakes from Amazon to replace the dyed stakes; these ended up being a little longer than I needed, but it was an easy fix to snip the top inch or two off with a pair of pliers:
I ditched the hair clips and used strips of raffia to attach each stem to the bamboo stake and then covered the bases of the planter with the moss. So easy but what a difference it makes!
I’m so happy with how they look on our kitchen table and think I’m going to pot some for our neighbors this year for the holidays, too!
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