All it took to spark my inspiration was a gift of these really cool soil-free plants (which you'll see in the final picture). Sort of like these:
They only have to be watered once a week by being soaked and I can just pick them out of the arrangement and replace them when I'm done.
So I scrounged around my house to dress up my lonely faux orchid (please excuse the bouncy seat peaking into the pictures, baby Jack was helping me with this project!)
|Step 1 - find some newspaper, a vessel and some pretty rocks to accompany the faux orchid|
|Step 2, ball up the newspaper nice and tight so the orchid will stand in the place you want (bend the bottom of the stem for balance)|
|Step 3 - poke a hole in the center of a flat piece of newspaper and thread it around the orchid. This is so the rocks have a flat place to sit instead of getting lost in the nooks of the balled up newspaper below.|
|Step 4 - place your pretty rocks over the newspaper to create a full and polished look|
|Finally, place your super cool soil-free plants around the stem to replace the look of leaves at the base of the orchid. Voila!|