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- Creative ways to give your Orchids a wonderful Christmas look
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With Christmas just around the corner, why not add a sprinkling of festive flair to your Orchids to transform your home. We have put together a selection of ideas that will surely get you straight in the Christmas spirit! Why not play some Christmas music and get decorating?!
1. Festive Orchid PotsThe easiest way to add a festive twist to your Orchid would be to upgrade to a Christmas coloured plant pot, such as Gold or Silver (or whichever pot you like)! A brighter plant pot will let your Orchid shine and get you in the festive mood in seconds. Our White London Phalaenopsis Orchid with a festive Gold plant pot will give you a classic Christmas feel! This combination is available on the Nova Blooms website.
2. Festive RibbonIf you have already started your Christmas present wrapping (so organised!), you might have a collection of small pieces of leftover ribbon. The small clips that are holding the Orchid stems to the canes can be removed and replaced with your ribbon, simply make a bow around each section, making sure that you don’t squash the stem. Red or Green ribbon would really compliment a festive Gold plant pot. If you want to create a more modern look, go for clashing colours and patterns, get creative! Glittery and Gold ribbon would really compliment our Red Asian Phalaenopsis Orchid.
3. Festive BowsHere’s another easy way to use ribbons to add the festive feel to your Orchids, simply measure your choice of ribbon around the decorative pot and leave extra length to create a bow (wider ribbon will work really well here). Once you have cut the correct amount of ribbon, place it around the pot and tie a big bow. Silver, or even blue, ribbon would make our Festive silver royal blue Orchids even more dramatic!
4. Festive TreatsIf there are children in your family, get them involved by hanging small chocolates or homemade treats to your Orchid, much like you would on a Christmas tree! It may seem a bit silly at first but the little ones might end up forgetting about the Orchid treats, this will work in your favour!
5. Garden FoliageIf you’re lucky enough to have a garden, this next idea may be very easy for you to achieve! The idea is to create a small arrangement of materials at the base of your Orchid plant, you could use: Berried Ivy, Blue Spruce, Pine, Eucalyptus, Cedar or Holly (just mind your fingers with the last one!). Once you have a collection of your chosen materials, cut them down to 20-30cm pieces and remove some of the foliage from the bottom third to make it easier to insert into the plant. When you’re ready, start pushing the stems into the base of your Orchid, taking care not to damage any roots or leaves. If you have a small gap between the plastic pot of the Orchid and your decorative pot, you can place your lovely Christmas foliage here. To finish off your arrangement, you could add a selection of leftover baubles (using florist wire, thread the wire through the hanger section and wind around itself) by carefully pushing the wire into the base of your Orchid. This arrangement would look beautiful with our Wild Lynx miniature Phalaenopsis Orchid, achieving a natural and wild feel.
6. Cane alternativesAdd rustic charm to your Orchid by foraging in your local park for long branches (only collect from fallen branches) that can replace the canes that stabilise the plant. Carefully take the clips off the canes, pull them out of the base of the plant and push the branch (you may need to do a bit of pruning!) into the same spot. Attach the clips or use a Christmassy ribbon, like in the second idea.
7. Dried OrangeUsing dried Orange slices is a great way to add that festive touch to your Orchids, as well as that warming scent. You can do this very easily at home, here’s how to create dried Orange slices: You will need: 1 Orange (this will give you around 8 slices) Florist wire Preheat oven to 120C fan and line 1 or 2 baking trays with parchment paper Slice your Orange as thin as you can and place onto the trays, make sure they aren’t on top of each other Bake for 1 hour, turn the slices over halfway through Leave to cool Use the wire to thread through 2 or 3 slices (through the fleshy part) Wind the wire around itself Repeat this process for all of your slices and these can be inserted into the base of your Orchid It’s as easy as that! The slices can accompany your festive arrangement and you’re onto having a beautifully scented festive Orchid! The deep Orange colour would work perfectly with our Golden Brick Phalaenopsis Orchid.
8. Orchid WreathChristmas wreaths aren’t just for the front door, they look magical in any area of the home! And if you’re looking for more of a challenge, why not try creating a wreath which your Orchid plant can sit in the middle. You could even take it one step further by twisting tapered candles into the wreath and you have yourself a beautiful homemade decoration to accompany your lovely Orchid! Your friends and family will be so impressed knowing that it is homemade. Check out this step by step guide from Ideal Home.
We hope these ideas have inspired you to get creative over the coming weeks, don’t forget to tag us on social media so we can see your creations! @novabloomsuk
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