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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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