Hi All! I thought I would share a simple project that I did for a friend over the weekend. You can do this simple DIY project in less than 30 minutes.
I went out to dinner with my in-laws and hubby at a fabulous Japanese fusion restaurant a couple months ago. Of course, Japanese cuisine would not be complete with out sake. When they delivered the frosted pink bottle to the table, my mother-in-law commented on how pretty it was - too pretty to leave at the table to ultimately end up in the trash.
I just love everything about this bottle - the cotton-candy-pink color, shape, and particularly, the artistic label. We just had to order a second bottle for each of us to take home. I thought it would make the perfect flower vase on a bedside table. I made one for my friend Lauren, and she liked it so much, she asked me to make another! Check out the end result...
This planter couldn't be simpler. I started with a fuchsia Phalaenopsis orchid stem which I purchased from Michael's for about $9.99. Using heaving duty wire clippers from hubby's collection, I clipped a few inches from the orchid stem to achieve the desired height. I attached the orchid stem to a bamboo reed using some floral wire. You can trim the top of the bamboo reed so it extends a couple inches beyond the top of the orchid.
One simple trick to adding some detail to a store-bought arrangement is to secure a touch of high-quality moss to the stem using some raffia. You can tie it to make a simple loop, or leave the edges frayed for a casual look. Secure the moss to the stem with a touch of hot glue.
I completed to the look with a simple stem of curly willow, and voila! A simple Sake bottle planter.
Hope you like!