Easy DIY Orchid Arrangement

Easy DIY Orchid Arrangement
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DIY Orchid Floral Arrangement

DIY Orchid Floral Arrangement

Love a beautiful floral arrangement, but not the price tag that comes with it. I've seen some arrangements that cost almost $500.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Materials

  • Shell Planter (or planter of choice)
  • 1-2 orchids real/fake
  • 1 staghorn fern or bird's nest fern real/fake
  • Coco Basket Liner, round
  • Potting Soil

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Hand shovel

Instructions

  1. Cut coco basket liner to the shape of the planter.
  2. Add a layer of potting soil for the base
  3. Remove plants from the container and plant them in a container. Cover with soil. Note: if you are using fake plants break them carefully from the original container unless they will fit flush in your new planter.
  4. Lastly, cover with Spanish moss, and voila.

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STYLING FAKE PLANTS AN EASY DIY

STYLING FAKE PLANTS AN EASY DIY

 

YOUR GUIDE TO STYLING FAKE PLANTS

Here’s a quick tutorial on how to jazz up fake plants. Whether indoor or outdoor your neighbors and friends will definitely envy your green thumb.

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If you ever visit my home, you will know who primarily has the green thumb. Yes, you guessed it right, my husband. I for one was not prepared for the amount of wildlife activity that occurs when you are surrounded by water and the woods.  I have seen my fair share of snakes; therefore during the spring and summer months, I leave the gardening to my husband. This year I still wanted plants on my porches; I have the great idea of trying out fake plants. So here’s my take on styling fake plants.

Plant(s). The first step is picking your plant(s). I have wanted lemon trees for a while. We have a few real ones in the yard, but I think the yellow looks perfect against my chinoiserie planters so I opted for lemon trees. This tutorial will work for any fake plant.

Planter(s). I am partial to any chinoiserie planter or anything blue and white. So have your pick. The perfect planter really makes the project pop. The best places to get planters at a great price are Tuesday Morning, TJ Maxx, HomeGoods, and Marshalls.

Potting Soil. You can choose any soil you like here. Remember, if you are potting a fake plant, it doesn’t need to be filled with fertilizer. I used some of my husband’s bulk gardening soil.

Moss. This moss definitely makes the plant look even more realistic. The lemon trees used in this tutorial came with moss. I also added some additional moss I picked up from Hobby Lobby.

Now depending on the number of plants you are potting, this project takes less than 5 minutes per plant. The first thing I do is make a flat base in the planter for the plant to sit on. These particular planters had grooves in the bottom for draining, so I added a layer of soil on the bottom to make my plants sit flush. I then secured the plant in its position by adding soil around it. From there, I fill the planter will soil as I would planting a real plant. 

Last but definitely not less, I added moss. Normally when planting a real plant, I use moss to hold the moisture in so I don’t have to water as much. Now if you decide to try this, please let me know. Your secret will be safe with me! Omniley.

 

 

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Touches of Fall with Blue and White

Touches of Fall with Blue and White

Greetings. I hope this post finds you well. I can’t believe it’s already October; the days are just flying by. I finally wrapped up my fall decor and wanted to share with you all how I add small touches of fall throughout my home. I am actually behind schedule this year…I would have at least one Christmas tree up by this time. Let’s just call it savoring the moment or not enough time in the day.

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I will forever be a blue and white girl when it comes to our home. The color combination just screams timeless and classic. However, I don’t dare let my timeless decor stop me from adding touches of seasonal decor throughout our home. I hope you find inspiration from some of my decor today. As always thank you for following me along this journey. Be Well-Omniley

 

 

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The Big Home Sale at Macy’s

The Big Home Sale at Macy’s

 

The Big Home Sale

Greetings! I hope this post finds you well. One of my all-time favorite places to shop for our home is, Macy’s, and they are launching their Big Home Sale TODAY, it’s time to get shopping!! You can save up to 60% on furniture, mattresses, and rugs during The Big Home Sale. Here’s a roundup of my favorite finds for our home. 

Some of my favorites include the Instant Pot 6 in 1 Duo Cooker, this Shark Cordless Vacuum,  these Spode Blue Italian plates, their Martha Stewart Collection of Dutch Ovens, and because every hostess needs a great set of knives the J. A. Henckels Cutlery Set! Shop each of my collages now!

Be sure to enter Savings.com’s #AtHomeWithMacys giveaway for a chance to win one of two $250 e-gift card prizes to spend at Macy’s. Click here to enter.

 
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Happy Savings! Omniley

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Spoo-Klassic Halloween Decor

Spoo-Klassic Halloween Decor

Greetings. I hope this post finds you well. I got so many inquiries on my Halloween display I decided to share all the details with you.  I made the family room wall my Halloween accent wall this year and these bats did the trick. Just ask my son how realistic these bat look at night…I hung them up at night and called him in the room and I was screaming bats. I also used some staple pieces from MacKenzie Childs I think this display is the perfect balance between chic, spooky, and classy. I hope this post inspires you to live each moment to the fullest.

Happy Halloween!! Omniley

Bats were hung using glue dots.

All staging and photography by Belle Omniley. For collaborations please email lbevans@omniley.com

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Adding Touches of Fall into Your Existing Home Decor

Adding Touches of Fall into Your Existing Home Decor

 

 

 

 

Greetings. It’s officially Fall. I decided to start decorating early this year to give my family the opportunity to fully enjoy the season. I myself have had such an eventful year it has really helped me put into perspective how much I have taken for granted.

Fall is a favorite for both my husband and myself.  We definitely have some must-haves we do every fall. For him, it’s roasting a pig and for me, it’s my famous Coconut Curry Caramel Popcorn. We both love watching movies by the fireside. On Thanksgiving, we have made it a tradition after dinner is served to watch “Gone With the Wind”.

How do I transition from season to season with my decor you ask? It’s simply…I usually just incorporate smaller pieces of seasonal decor into my space but keeping my main canvas timeless. I love chinoiserie patterns and I am a blue and white Belle forever, so those themes/colors are always the features of my main canvas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decorating Tip: If you have a long table and can’t find one centerpiece the proper length; just buy multiple centerpieces and push them together. You can use the foliage to cover any gaps and also add picks for more fullness. My table is over 10 ft long so I placed together three centerpieces and added in three pumpkin picks.

Decorating Tip: I love using various textures in my decor. Here you have ceramic, velvet, and wood.

Decorating Tip: Use what you have on hand and incorporate nature. I used magnolia leaves from our yard as place cards and magnolia around the magnolia clip for a festive napkin ring.

Tip: Don’t break or damage the stem of real pumpkins and they will last longer. This are real pumpkins stacked (cinderella and two acorns)

 

 

 

 

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Here is where I plan on spending most of September and October weekends. Should be the perfect temperature for enjoying fall. No mosquitos and snakes.

I hope this read brings you some inspiration to decorate and enjoy the season even more. As always thank you for following along on my journey. Your support means everything to me. Please leave me a like or comment so I can continue sharing. Be Well-Omniley

 

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How We Care For Our Houseplants

How We Care For Our Houseplants

I hope this post finds you well and in good spirits. I’m sharing all about how I care for our indoor plants! There is just something about a space filled with house plants that makes a house feel like home. I love outdoor planting too, but the snakes and I don’t get along. I find caring for plants so relaxing and rewarding. Not to mention when you nurture a plant for years and look back at pictures and can see the growth (a win ? ), I have definitely lost my fair share along the way, but I’ve finally learned how to care for my friends. With that being said, I’m sharing how I care for our plants, the types of plants we have around our home, and our favorite place to buy house plants – let’s go!

Types of houseplants we have: The leafy plant in the birdcage is new to the family and is called a Golden Pothos, its supposedly a quick-growing vine and is an excellent choice for beginners. We have three Fiddle Leaf Figs trees in the living room; the tallest one is 3 years old, and the other two are about 1.5 years old. The younger ones were originally one plant and I split it into two. A fiddle-leaf fig tree is a dramatic statement indoors but needs care to thrive as a houseplant. Give it filtered sun and a snug pot—and water sparingly. Now let’s talk about the gorgeous ZZ plant in the chinoiserie planter it’s about 1 year old, and I just got a new one a few days ago. ZZ plants are low-maintenance tropical houseplants with glossy leaves that are drought-tolerant and happy in low light. They have proven to be quite forgiving if you forget about them for a couple weeks—good reasons to add one to your indoor plant collection as soon as possible. Now can you keep secret???? The swiss cheese looking ones are artificial! Fake it until you make it right…these are called Monstera and supposedly easy to take care of also. I bought these two when we first moved in our home. I initially had them in our closed-in bookcases. I will soon be getting some real ones.

Favorite place to shop for houseplants: Hands down Clegg’s Nursery! By far the best service and not to mention my son works there, and we get a discount. I also shop at Home Depot and Lowe’s for houseplants when convenient.

Houseplant care: There are a few non-negotiables that every houseplant needs…natural light, water, and plant food. I water each one weekly; on occasion, I have gone two weeks without watering and have had no issues. Every other week I add in a squirt or two of houseplant fertilizer to the watering pale. We use Miracle Grow, and it works wonders for us! I recommend following the package instructions for mixing recommendations. Houseplants typically require either high, medium, or low light. When buying plants, they usually come with a planting and care instruction card; I recommend holding on to this card (just leave in the plant) until you feel comfortable taking care of it. If plants don’t get the light they need, they won’t necessarily die, but they will stop producing new growth. I also clean plant leaves with a mixture of soap and water every two months and then spray with leaf shine.

Go-to stores for planters and pots: I LOVE shopping for pots and planters. I prefer colored pots and woven planters. Home Goods, TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Tuesday Morning, and Ross for Less always have unique finds. The Aglaonema pictured is in a woven basket (is lined with plastic) that came from Marshalls and is no longer available, but you can get similar from Walmart, and the plant stand is from Wayfair. Our round table is by Stanley Furniture and was purchased from Tuesday Morning years ago. 

I hope this post was helpful! I’m excited to be sharing more of our home decor with you all. How cute is the Orange Blossoms Dress I’m wearing? It’s from a local boutique! Omniley

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