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Orchid Wall Hanging

Orchid Wall Hanging

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, December 2010

materials

  • Screw eyes

  • Cork bark

  • Wire

  • Miniature orchids

  • Small paintbrush

  • Long-handled tweezers

  • Sphagnum moss

  • T-pins

  • Monofilament

  • Scissors

  • Large needle

  • Fern moss

  • Live Spanish moss

  • Spray bottle filled with pure water

steps

  1. Put screw eyes into back of cork bark. Attach hanging wire, threading through screw eyes; set aside.

  2. Unwrap orchids and clean the roots using water, a brush, and tweezers.

  3. Find a good opening on bark where the orchid roots will be able to nestle. Fill crevice with premoistioned sphagnum moss. Place orchid roots on moss. Press two T-pins into the bark on either side. Tie monofilament onto one pin, leaving two ends. Attach to other pin, using a large needle to thread the monofilament through the roots to secure.

  4. Lightly pack fern or Spanish moss around the roots, concealing monofilament and pins.

  5. Spray with water.

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