Recently while browsing Marshall's, this orchid arrangement caught my eye (sorry for the bad photo). I almost bought it for $19.99, but then my thrifty nature got the better of me and I thought surely I could make my own for much less.
Our Ross stores have had a great selection of blue and white pieces lately, and the prices can't be beat, so I was sure that I could find a great container.
Here's what I came up with:
blue and white pot (Ross): $3.99
2 white orchid stems (1/2 price at Hobby Lobby): $4
1 stem faux orchid leaves (Michael's with coupon): $3.60
styrofoam brick and assorted moss: already had
After I had gathered my supplies, it took about 5 minutes to put this arrangement together. I cut my foam just bigger than the opening so I could just wedge it in and not have to use glue to secure it.
Then, I placed the stems where I wanted them. I like to separate the orchid leaf stem (like I did here) and just use a few, so really that one stem is enough leaves for 2 arrangements.
Finally, to mimic the look of a real orchid, I use a wooden skewer alongside the stem to stabilize it. Tying them together with a small piece of raffia gives a natural look.
So, for a grand total of just around $12, I saved enough to make two for the price of the original.