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Can You Tell??

So I found this great idea on one of the blogs I follow on a daily basis- {FRECKLES CHICK}.  She is much like I in the sense that I love Orchids, but I just can’t give them the kind of TLC they need to stay alive.  I followed her lead and created an almost real version for the new bathroom.  Here’s how.

I started by making a list of items I would need to create my almost real Orchid:

1. An orchid stem with Buds/flowers

2. Spanish Moss

3. A small container

4. A bamboo stick

5. Florist foam

I first hit up Ben Franklin Crafts, but was quite disappointed in their selection of almost real flowers.  Then I remembered {Freckles Chick} saying that she had gotten her supplies at Micheal’s.  I also hit up the Secret Marshall’s and scored a super cute container for dirt cheap!

Here’s a picture of all my supplies.

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The next step was to cut the florist foam down to fit into the container.  Then I cut the stems to size and pushed them securely into the foam.  I also added the bamboo stick to the mix.  (The stick is purely for looks as we all know that this orchid isn’t going to be growing.  Normally the Stem is tied to the stick to help support the weight of the blooms)

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Once that was done, all I had to do was add the Spanish moss to the base and VIOLA!  This project could not have been any easier.  Putting it all together took only 10 minutes tops!

Here’s a close up of how I tied the Stem to the Bamboo stick.

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Here’s the Finished Product.  Not bad if I do say so myself!

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I definitely think from far away this sucker looks pretty darn real.  Can you tell it’s not?

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  1. Joette
    June 7th, 2009 at 19:38 | #1

    I could have sworn it was real…

  2. CeeCee
    June 8th, 2009 at 04:10 | #2

    Move over Martha, T’anna is taking your place.
    It looks great. You are just too craftly.

  3. CeeCee
    June 8th, 2009 at 04:10 | #3

    I meant to say crafty!!!

  4. June 23rd, 2009 at 11:50 | #4

    (I’m so late on commenting–I am SO sorry!)

    I LOVE your faux orchid! Had you not told me it was faux, I would have thought it was the real deal from just scrolling thru the pics! The pot, the moss, the bamboo….PEREFECTION. Wow!

    Well, heck, now I want to do mine over b/c yours is sooo much better. =]

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