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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!

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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.

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

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All wrapped with clear fishing lines.

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

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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!

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

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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:

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The cat decided to help out.

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

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Angus: I’m helping you hold this down!

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

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

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

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Easy peasy!