When it comes to home decor, I love to deconstruct trends and figure out how to make them myself. It’s something my mom taught me how to do growing up.
When I spotted this bowl in the kitchen aisle at Home Goods, I knew immediately that I wanted to make an orchid arrangement. A friend had a similar arrangement and I always admired it! Secondly, I wanted to try my hand at using realistic florals made out of latex. How real do they look, well Josh had to ask twice (and he helped me cut the orchid stems).
With the bowl in hand and an Amazon order (linked here) on the way, I headed to Hobby Lobby for the rest of the supplies! I picked up some styrofoam circles and a bag of moss and then we were ready to go!
First, you are going to want to cut down your styrofoam circle (if needed). Since the bowl is an organic shape, I cut and filled in the spaces and secured the styrofoam together with low temp hot glue. I was careful not to glue any styrofoam to the bowl as I wanted it to be sturdy, but removable in case I want to use the bowl for something else in the future.
Next, you are going to want to cut your orchids to size (we trimmed 3″-4″ off the bottoms). Stick in the styrofoam and secure with hot glue. I then took the acrylic dowels and hot glued them to the hot-glue base and secured to the stem with clear clips. Everything about this process is “fake it till ya make it.” Then, you are going to want to place the orchid leaves near the stems. I used 3, depite having 4 flowers, since the base looked over crowded with all of them in there. Now, you are going to want to cover the entire base with the decorative moss. Make sure to glue it down to the styrofoam to keep it anchored to the styrofoam.
I just love how the arrangement looks in this space! It really gives a luxe feel and it didn’t cost me hundreds to make!