DIY Terrarium with mini orchid

Just a little more wait, and spring will be upon us. Can’t wait any longer? Bring spring into your home! For example, with this terrarium with a mini orchid. It’s very easy to make on your own, yet it looks spectacular. And with the colourful hues, you’ll surely get a bit of spring fever! Read on to find out what you need and how to get started.

DIY Terrarium with mini orchid

Necessities

To create a terrarium with a mini orchid, you’ll need the following:

  • Large glass jar
  • Hydrogranules
  • Bark potting soil
  • Mini orchid
  • Other small green plants of your choice
  • Moss

Instructions

Got everything you need? Then let’s get started! Start with a layer of hydrogranules at the bottom of the glass jar. This ensures proper water management. The granules absorb moisture and release it gradually, allowing the plants to receive the right amount of water over an extended period. On top of this, add a layer of bark potting soil. This type of soil is specifically developed for orchids and is much lighter than regular potting soil. Next, it’s time to plant the mini orchid and green plants. Place the mini orchid in the centre as the focal point, with the green plants surrounding it. Finally, distribute some moss over the soil.

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A Christmas arrangement to enjoy until the new year

In December, most homes are beautifully decorated with a Christmas tree, Christmas ornaments, and lots of lights. But in January, it’s all gone, making a home instantly less cozy. That’s why we came up with a Christmas arrangement that you can enjoy until the new year. Tip: this arrangement with orchids and ornaments also makes a great gift!

 

A Christmas arrangement

For this Christmas arrangement you’ll need: a large container, three orchids, moss, and ornaments. Place the orchids one by one in the container. Spread the moss over the pots, so you don’t see what’s underneath. Finally, place several ornaments on the moss. Voila! The Christmas arrangement with orchids and ornaments is complete. Check out the video below for a step-by-step guide:

 

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…to enjoy until the new year

Once the holidays are over, simply remove the ornaments from the arrangement. This way, you still have a beautiful orchid arrangement! Most people get rid of the Christmas tree and all the decorations on January 5th, but that often leaves a void. This way, you can still keep a bit of coziness in your home.

 

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4 easy DIY Christmas decorations with orchids

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: Christmas! To bring the Christmas spirit into your home, we’ve compiled 4 easy DIY Christmas decorations. Because making them yourself gives them that personal touch. We all know December is busy enough, so they won’t take much time or effort. Read on quickly and get started!

4 easy DIY Christmas decorations with orchids

 

DIY ornament plant pot

Let’s start with the most unique one: a Christmas ornament plant pot! This is truly an example of a small effort with a big result, because you can make it in no time! Make sure you have a straight plant pot and then glue the ornaments of various sizes onto it. Try to cover as much of the original pot as possible. Let it dry for a bit and place an orchid inside. This will be the eye-catcher among all Christmas decorations at home!

 

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Festive table styling for Christmas

A Christmas dinner deserves a festive table styling. Decide on a colour palette first, as this provides guidance when making choices. Start with a beautiful tablecloth and a complete set of dishes. Use accessories to complete the table – preferably the ones you made yourself, like the ornament plant pot mentioned above!

 

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DIY Christmas arrangement with orchids and ornaments

A plant arrangement looks so beautiful, that it automatically makes you think it must be a lot of work. But nothing could be further from the truth! In the video below, you’ll see that it actually just takes three simple steps. And, this Christmas arrangement with orchids and ornaments is a great gift too!

 

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Gift wrapping with orchids

Lastly, let’s tackle the gifts! Wrapping a gift is one thing, but making it truly special is another. To make the moment of giving extra special, we use the flowers of an orchid. Wrap the gift in the usual way, then tie two ribbons around it and wedge an orchid flower between them. Check out the video below for the end result:

 

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How to effortlessly create a stunning orchid arrangement

Creating an orchid arrangement may sound difficult, but it’s actually quite simple – even if you’re not an experienced florist. Plus, an arrangement full of lush orchids is the perfect way to brighten up any room or make a special gift! So, whether you want to spruce up your home or give a thoughtful present, a homemade orchid arrangement is always a great idea.

How to create a stunning orchid arrangement

Generally, you don’t need much to make an orchid arrangement. The basic requirements are a few orchids, a beautiful large bowl, and some moss. That’s it! You can place the orchids, still in their plastic pots, in the bowl. That may seem a bit strange, but you won’t see the plastic pots later on. Play around with the composition of the plants until you’re happy with how they look. Once you’re satisfied, cover the plastic pots with some moss, and voilà: a stunning orchid arrangement!

Also read: DIY: gift wrapping with orchids

 

Inspiration for a beautiful arrangement

We frequently share examples of beautiful orchid arrangements on social media. Videos are especially helpful for seeing how easy it is to create one! Here are a few examples:

 

An arrangement with mini orchids:

 

 

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A spring-inspired arrangement with orchids:

 

 

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These orchids in pots made of hollowed-out pumpkins are perfect for fall:

 

 

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Working with different heights creates a playful composition, which you can easily achieve by using large and mini orchids:

 

 

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DIY room spray with scented orchids

With spring in sight, it’s time for a new, fresh scent in your home. And you can easily make one yourself! In this article, we share step-by-step instructions for a DIY room spray. We are adding scented orchids – not only because they smell nice, but they also look great too!

DIY room spray with scented orchids

 

 

Necessities room spray with scented orchids

 

Instructions

Fill the spray bottle with distilled water and alcohol. Add the essential oil and a dash of vanilla extract. Keep playing with the amounts until you’ve found a fragrance that works for you. Shake the bottle carefully to mix everything. Then cut a few flowers from the orchid and place them in the bottle. In the video below we used a fragrant Phalaenopsis, but you can use a Cambria, Miltonia or Zygopetalum too. Twist the cap on, shake it a bit and spray!

 

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Do you want to hang on to the scent for longer? Then leave the cap off and place a few wooden sticks in the bottle. The result is homemade fragrance sticks! Place them in a nice spot in your house and enjoy them every time you walk by.

 

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DIY: kokedama with exclusive orchids

How nice is it to take your orchid out of its pot and turn it into a kokedama? This is very well possible since orchids have aerial roots and can therefore grow without potting soil. The pot is really only used to place orchids. Pack the root ball as a kokedama (moss ball) for an even more beautiful styling and natural look. A trendy indoor mini garden with exclusive orchids. Easily done, and a beautiful effect!

 

 

DIY: Kokedama with exclusive orchids

You will need:

  • Paphiopedilum
  • Sheet moss
  • Winding wire
  • Wire cutters

 

Read also: DIY: scented sticks with Cambria and tuberose

 

Get to work:

Step 1:

Carefully remove the Orchid from the plastic pot. As well as Paphiopedilum, you can also use other exclusive orchids of course.

 

DIY: Kokedama with exclusive orchids

Photo: Thejoyofplants.co.uk

 

Step 2:

Fold the moss around the roots and try to keep as much of the root ball inside the moss as possible.

 

DIY: Kokedama with exclusive orchids

Photo: Thejoyofplants.co.uk

 

Step 3:

Secure the moss by wrapping the wire around it. Keep the moss damp with a plant spray.

 

DIY: Kokedama with exclusive orchids

Photo: Thejoyofplants.co.uk

 

 

Curious about the best way to water your orchid? Also read: 3 ways to water your orchid

 

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DIY: plant arrangement with orchids

Do it yourself: an impressive plant arrangement with orchids as the radiant centrepiece! How do you make it? You can read about it here or in the video below.

Items needed for your plant arrangement with orchids:

  • Potting soil
  • Flowerpot
  • Trowel
  • 2 mini Tillandsias Cyanea
  • 2 Bromeliads
  • 2 orchids Phalaenopsis
  • 2 smaller orchids Phalaenopsis
  • 1 Medinilla
  • 3 Codiaeums
  • Branches

 

DIY: plant arrangement with orchids

 

Step-by-step:

Step 1: Half-fill a large pot with potting soil.
Step 2: Remove the plastic pots from the plants and immerse them in a bowl of water.
Step 3: Distribute the plants diagonally across the pot.
Step 4: Press them down firmly with some extra potting soil.
Step 5: Distribute the plants until the pot is nicely filled, and leave some space in the middle for the orchids.
Step 6: Place the orchids in the centre of the pot. Make sure that a little orchid soil remains between the roots.
Step 7: Place the mini-orchids on the edge of the pot and drape some of the roots over the edge.
Step 8: Water the arrangement if the soil feels dry or the plants start to droop.

 

 

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DIY: Orchid in a bell jar

This orchid in a bell jar will create sparkles in every room! And you can easily make it yourself. We’ll explain how you can do this in no time at all. Too tricky? Watch the video.

Items needed:

  • Orchid: Paphiopedilum
  • Moss
  • Twigs
  • Bell jar
  • Bell jar base or stand
  • Pruning shears
  • Bowl of water to immerse your orchid
  • Waste bin for wood chips

 

DIY: Orchid in a bell jar

 

Step 1: Distribute the moss across the base of the bell jar.
Step 2: Remove the plastic pot from the orchid and remove the loose soil.
Step 3: Immerse the orchid’s roots in a bowl of water.
Step 4: Place the orchid firmly on the moss.
Step 5: Add the branch to the orchid and attach with a piece of wire.
Step 6: Place the bell jar over the orchid. Use a water spray to water the orchid from time to time.
Step 7: Insert a twig between the bell jar and the base so that the glass does not fog up.

 

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DIY: Christmas place cards with orchids

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.

 

Necessities

  • Mini Phalaenopsis orchid
  • Mugs
  • Orchid potting soil
  • Bowl of water to immerse your orchid
  • Beautiful thick paper
  • Printer and nice font (or handwritten)
  • Scissors
  • Satay stick
  • Glue / Pritt stick
  • Tassel
  • 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.

 

 

Looking for more Christmas DIY inspiration? Have a look at 5 Christmas decorations with orchids

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