For some reason, though, it never crossed my mind to group these flowers. But as I cataloged and reviewed some of my favorite inspiration images for my own home, I kept noticing these plants grouped in one pretty vessel together. I started to wonder how I could get myself one!
Last week I was shopping our local Mariano's (a Midwest grocer that I LOVE!) and saw that the floral department was selling one for $75. I didn't care for the bowl (for my house) but casually asked the woman working the department how she put the centerpiece together. She was really helpful and in case you are wondering, I did buy flowers from her, so I didn't feel that bad! I decided I could recreate my own centerpiece for a little less money.
It is literally so easy it almost doesn't warrant a DIY (like many of my projects), but here you go anyway! What you will need:
1. Orchids - See, I told you this was a little obvious. Anyway, I went to IKEA since I knew they have a pretty good selection of orchids at a good price. Trader Joe's usually has a really good selection but I haven't had a chance to get there recently. For $27 I chose three plants in varying color and size. I also tried to choose stems that had blooms that have yet to open.
2. Vessel - Next, I had a credit at HomeGoods - my happy place - and found a white bowl the perfect size for $10
3. Filler and Decorative Accessories - Finally, I purchased floral foam and rock at Hobby Lobby for $6. You can use whatever works for you, such as shells, moss, or glass beads.
After you've gathered your supplies, play around with how each plant should be placed. I filled the bottom with rock and floral foam to make sure each plant would be the right height:
In the end I removed the circle foam since it raised the plants too high. I chose to just line the bottom of the bowl with rock. I left each plant in its original container and I think this is the easiest way to go about it. I didn't want to mess with the roots too much. I did take one plant out and removed some of the organic matter so that I could use it to cover the original planters at the end of the project:
Place the plants and then use the floral foam and rock to stop them from shifting in the bowl:
Fill the rest of the container with rock and organic matter and you are done! Don't forget to water the orchids once a week with 1 to 3 ice cubes, depending on the size!
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