I have been having a love affair with orchids lately. I have always loved the plants but had heard that they are high maintenance. Being an indoor plant killer, I figured it was best to stay away. This fall I gave in to the beautiful flowers and purchased a plant. To my surprise, I managed to keep it alive. Now, of course, I am going to the other extreme and am figuring out how I can fill my home with these beautiful flowering plants.
I saw this orchid arrangement on Decor Gold Designs and knew that it would be the perfect feature for my Easter coffee table. Little did I know the hard part of this tutorial would be finding the bowl or pot to put the orchids in to. I searched high and low for a brass bowl that was large enough to hold three orchid plants. The closest I could find was the Bleecker Bar Large Footed Bowl at Pottery Barn; it is perfect except for the price. I didn’t want to spend that much on something that I was going to use as a pot.
I started searching stores for anything that might work. One Home Goods stop I ended up finding a pink mercury pot with a wood base for $25, I knew I had found my vessel. I took it home and put together my new flower arrangement. Continue below to see the steps on how I created my orchid coffee table centerpiece.
GATHER THE SUPPLIES
You will need the following items to create an orchid arrangement.
- Orchid Potting Soil
- 3 Orchid Plants
STEP 1 | ROCK LAYER
Layer the bottom of the bowl with stones to allow for water drainage.
STEP 2 | SOIL LAYER
Place a layer of orchid soil over the rocks.
STEP 3 | PREP ORCHID PLANTS
Remove the decorative outer pot from the orchid plants. Keep the orchids in the smaller clear plastic container. They like to be root bond.
STEP 4 | PLACE ORCHID PLANTS
Arrange the three orchid plants inside the pot.
STEP 5 | FILL HOLES WITH SOIL
Fill in the gaps between the orchid plants with more orchid potting soil.
STEP 6 | ADD MOSS
Add moss to cover the potting soil. I used Chartreuse Reindeer Moss from Michaels.
A quick project with a lot of punch, my favorite kind! And a sneak peek of my Easter decor.
Do you think you can create an orchid arrangement for your home? What are your thoughts on orchids?