Drew and I went to Home Depot this morning and found a great looking orchid for $10. It came in this ticky tacky pot.
I've been dying to use these vintage looking pots that AJ and I picked up at Hobby Lobby in New York when I got the knobs for the dresser I showcased for Makeover Monday. They were 50% off $14.99. Gotta love craft store sales!
It looked tacky to just have the plastic pot sitting in the nice pot so I took some moss I had from my other decorating forays and put it on top of the plastic pot. Just make sure it covers the entire inside of the nice pot. This orchid is the kind you water with ice cubs so I'll just move the moss over to one side to put the cubes in.
Okay, second problem with my Home Depot orchid: the weird clips that are meant for hair that secure the stems to the stabilizers.
The high end orchid I saw at the florist had moss tied around the clip and then tied with some twine. I thought it looked great! It was easy enough to take the twine and the extra moss that I had from the base of the orchid to do this.
All four are done!
There you have it... how to get the look of a high end orchid for a fraction of the cost!
Just for kicks I'll show it to you with our newly decorated console table. Keep in mind I plan to stain the console table so you don't see the wood filler on the screw holes but well... that takes time and I, unfortunately, don't have oodles of that.
The other side of the console table... I'm forcing forsythia branches.
I have a thing for little white birds. I just put this little one I got for $4 with some moss and pussy willows.
There is the whole set up. And yes, it does look like I was just relaxing on the couch, but let me assure you I was not because Drew's naptimes are PRECIOUS and that is the time when I run around like a chicken with my head cut off... after I read my favorite blogs. :)
Have any of you done projects to mimic a higher end piece? Care to share?