pan>make a small spring garden using a humidity tray. These trays can be made of almost anything, but they look best when made of material that looks natural. Use something that is not porous so the water does not leak out or stain your table.
At many of the stores in spring, you can see lots of spring bulbs in little tiny plastic pots. If you buy some of these, like small daffodils, primrose, muscari, crocus or hyacinth you can take them out of the pot and then plant them in the humidity tray. Use stone, gravel, or even dirt as the medium. They tray will not be deep enough for the bulb and that is OK. Just get it wiggled in deep enough to hold the bulb. The best thing to do when buying the bulbs is to get those that have not opened yet.
Now you can clump the bulbs on one end and then use a mini fern or other small plant that likes moisture to fill in the rest. You can also use moss and other low growing plants as well. Accent the piece with a small sculpture or leave it alone to create a zen look.
Have fun, this is a great project for kids to help.
When the garden is gone, the trays make amazing bottoms for your humidity loving plants such as ferns. Fill the tray with stones. Now put water in the tray and the fern or orchid on the stones. The water will evaporate and give your plants a nice humid environment. Just be sure that the water is not higher than the stones otherwise it will wick up into the bottom of your plant and make it too wet. This would rot your plant and that is certainly not our intent.