Do you already have a lot of orchids in your house and/or do you feel like going green? Then gather a lot of orchids and some wooden boxes together and create a Christmas tree of orchids. After the holidays, put the plants back in place or hand them out to your visitors as a souvenir of the holidays.
A Christmas tree of orchids
Whether you choose the tiger orchid or Dendrobium, every orchid shines in its own way. There are so many varieties that there is always an orchid to match your loved one. The petals of orchids are like works of art for your home.
Orchid care tips:
- The plant likes light, but not the bright summer sun.
- Immerse the roots weekly in water.
- Spritz the leaves with water during the dry winter.
- Feed once a month in winter, and twice a month during the rest of the year.
More Christmas inspiration
Looking for more inspiration about celebrating Christmas with plants? Bring on that warm festive feeling by making your own gift wrapping with orchids, or get started with this DIY Christmas place cards with orchids. For a daily dose of inspiration, follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest.
This Christmas we are doing things differently, we’re going all-out. The festive season is the ultimate pleasurable part of the winter. And even more so if your interior enhances the Christmas atmosphere. How do you do this? Be dazzled by orchids! Thanks to their versatility and luxurious appearance, Christmas has never been so atmospheric. To inspire you, we have listed 5 DIY Christmas decorations with orchids. Because making them yourself is even more fun than buying them!
A suitable orchid for every occasion
The dark, chilly days call for warm colours, luxurious prints, details and lush greenery to carry you away. Orchids adapt perfectly to this atmosphere and each different variety can add the finishing touches to any occasion or space. The lush Cymbidium and Cattleya create a fabulous feeling and fill every empty space perfectly. Phalaenopsis, Dendrobium and Paphiopedilum shine majestically on tables and complete the look. Vanda sways festively in every corner and cupboard and pouts with its colourful flowers and aerial roots. The delicate flowers of Cambria, Oncidium and other special varieties take care of the details and fit beautifully anywhere, even by the Christmas tree!
DIY: 5 Christmas decorations with orchids
To make the holidays even more fun, we came up with 5 festive Christmas decorations with orchids, that you can easily make yourself before or during the holidays (or any other occasion). They’re ideal to make the table, the gifts or your living/dining room even more beautiful.
DIY gift wrapping with orchid
Are you going to give Christmas presents? To make giving extra special, we came up with a cute DIY with pretty paper and the most beautiful flowers. For this DIY project, we used the Vanda, Cambria, Cymbidium Cascade and Oncidium. Read in this article how to make such a beautiful gift box yourself or watch the video for instructions:
DIY plant arrangement with orchid
We also made a modern version of the Christmas decoration, with the most beautiful green plants combined with a Phalaenopsis as a radiant centerpiece. Read the instructions for this plant arrangement in this article, or watch the video:
DIY orchid in a bell jar
This orchid in a bell jar will create sparkles in every room! A beautiful bell jar filled with twigs, greenery and the impressive Paphiopedilum. And you can easily make it yourself. We’ll explain how you can do this in no time at all in this article. Too tricky? Watch the video:
DIY Christmas place cards with orchids
Looking for a fun way to make Christmas place cards? We created a DIY idea especially for a festive holiday table: mugs filled with mini orchids and a golden name tag to make everyone’s place setting extra special. Fancy having a crafty afternoon? Then follow the steps in this article or watch the video for instructions:
Thanks to: Home Stock Rotterdam, HAY Rotterdam
DIY scented sticks with Cambria and tuberose
Are you ready for compliments on the way your home smells? With these DIY scented sticks with Cambria and tuberose, you can bring the smell of winter into your home in 4 simple steps. This way you don’t only enjoy the lovely smells of this season outside, but also inside. Read the instructions in this article!
Looking for a fun way to make Christmas place cards? We have created a DIY idea, especially for a festive holiday table: mugs filled with mini orchids and a golden name tag to make everyone’s place setting extra special. Fancy having a crafty afternoon? Then follow the steps below or watch the video below, to make Christmas place cards with orchids!
DIY: Christmas place cards with Orchids
These place cards with orchids are perfect for a festive holiday table! They look stunning but are easy to make.
- Mini Phalaenopsis orchid
- Orchid potting soil
- Bowl of water to immerse your orchid
- Beautiful thick paper
- Printer and nice font (or handwritten)
- Satay stick
- Glue / Pritt stick
- Gold foil
- Gold foil glue
Step 1: Fill the jars or mugs with orchid potting soil.
Step 2: Remove the plastic pot from the orchid and immerse it in a bowl of water.
Step 3: Place the orchid in the jar and press it down with orchid potting soil.
Step 4: Distribute a few strands of Tillandsia or moss across the pot to fill it up.
Step 5: Write or print the guests’ names on a rectangular piece of paper. Make sure you can fold the paper around a skewer and secure it like a flag.
Step 6: Cut a triangle off the corner of the flag that you’ve made.
Step 7: Spread a little glue on the end of the flag with a brush and apply the gold leaf.
Step 8: Brush over the gold foil so that only the tip of the flag remains gold and the rest of the gold foil comes off.
Step 9: Insert your name flag in the pot with the orchid.