Hanging Orchids

I have had these phalaenopsis orchids sitting in water culture for a while. It was fine. In fact, it was perfect. My orchids thrived and they were happy. However, I just wanted to have some orchids hanging just for the heck of it. So! My sister got some coconut husk made into sheets and I “stole” some from her. She said: “Make sure you rinse it really well because it’s very salty!”

Well well, of course I followed that instruction.  I made the coconut swim with sharks!


The next step is trimming some dead/rotten roots. I have this big one for a long time. The one that you’re seeing alive and thriving is actually the baby. Momma is the dry stump on the right. She had passed away for a while leaving her baby to thrive. It was time to let momma pass on so I trimmed her away.


Then I did something that looks like an S weave through the roots.


All wrapped with clear fishing lines.


Now onto the trimming of the smaller phaleanopsis. It has purple flowers!


The roots formed sort of circles. So I decided to just wrap the coconut husk around it instead of weaving it through the roots. Orchid burrito!


What else is left to do but to hang them up!



I’m thinking I could add a few more in the future. Maybe some smaller orchids sprinkled around.

Overall, I am very happy with the end result and it was super fun wrapping them up. Hanging orchid garden isn’t so bad.

Animal Scrolls

It has been a while since I have completed a craft/art project so I was very glad to start the blog with this post.

We were at Jo-Ann’s picking up some yarns for my other project and my sister spotted these cool fabric panels. I think their purpose is to become canvas totes. However, I thought they would make excellent wall art so thought of this idea. We then headed to Home Depot and picked up 4 dowels. I cut them to size and got these things below:


The cat decided to help out.


The reason I picked the cat panel because the cat looks like my Suppy who past away even down to the beautiful giant ears.


Angus: I’m helping you hold this down!

I used fabric glue to create a tube so that the dowels can go through.


I then wrapped and glued some twine to the ends of the dowels.


That’s all and they got hung up on the wall!




Easy peasy!