Want to style an orchid like a pro? Here are a few simple tips to designing the perfect orchid planter for your home. For these three projects, you'll need the orchid plant (comes with stakes and clips), a planter, moss, and natural sticks of your choosing. These magical beauties need very little care and can last for months. Let's get started!_______________________________________________________________________
Project 1: Orchid Rainbow
I loved these small orchids in various colors, so I purchased them in magenta, light pink, and white.
A faux bois planter is neutral and has beautiful texture.
Keeping the three orchids in each of their clear plastic containers, settle them into the planter until as many blooms as possible can be seen from the front. Arranging the three orchids from dark to light gives a rainbow effect.
If the orchid stems are strong enough, I like to remove the stakes so the stems will be airy and flowy on their own. Gently tuck moss in between and around the leaves and stems. This is spanish moss in light green.
The finished product is natural, simple, and emulates a colorful rainbow. With a spray bottle, spray the roots of the orchid with water once a week.
Project 2: Orchid with a Twist
If you use this method of bending the orchid stems, you'll need to keep the stakes in the orchid to keep the curved effect. This will leave the clips out in the open.
For this sculptural look, I added wood sticks that had a twist of their own. This gives the finished project balance and visual strength.
Project 3: Seasonal Halloween Orchid
For this project, I followed the same process as the orchids above.
This time, however, I used mossy sticks for stability...
...and sheet moss for the slate blue urn planter.
By adding a few black butterflies, the orchid receives the spooky-glam treatment.
A pile of white pumpkins by the orchid's side, and it's ready for Halloween!
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