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Project

Orchid Wall Hanging

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. Step 1

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

  2. Step 2

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

  3. Step 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. Step 4

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

  5. Step 5

    Spray with water.

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, December 2010

Reviews (3)

  • 3 Jan, 2011

    I am an orchid enthusiast and this project really struck me as something I had to do. I placed an order with Parkside and Tom was extremely helpful. The holidays are over and I decided it was time to start mounting. Such fun! The plants are small so they need to grow a bit, but I love the natural look of this mounting. Really beautiful.

    Thanks,
    Randi

  • 8 Dec, 2010

    Andrea is a delight! I love the accent.
    What a beautiful idea - I cannot wait to make one for my home.
    Thank you!

  • 7 Dec, 2010

    I would love to make this, I do not know much about orchids, Can you tell me which source you got your orchids from so I may contact them and see if I can get the same? Thanks