These days, making your own succulent arrangement is all the rage. A few months ago, I purchased REAL mini succulents…and I think I watered them to death. Now I’m onto the faux succulent variety, and I’m preaching the virtues of these beautiful, realistic specimens. In less than one hour, you can make the easiest succulent arrangement ever!
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Succulent Arrangement Supplies
This succulent project requires only three supplies plus a planter or container.
- Succulents: These typically range in price from $4-6 each. I always suggest using an odd number for arrangements.
- Preserved moss: One bag costs around $4-5 and is all you need.
- Desert foam bricks: I used three small bricks, which cost about $2-3 each.
Directions for Assembling Succulents
Honestly, this is the easiest arrangement I’ve done all year. I used Tacky Glue to adhere my moss, but you can use the adhesive of your choice. Simply follow the steps below to begin your succulent arrangement.
You’ll notice I didn’t fill the entire container with desert foam bricks. Instead, I inserted moss into the empty spaces and placed my succulent stems at an angle into the foam. I also trimmed a few stems with wire cutters to make the succulents flush with the foam base. For more visual appeal, try alternating colors (reds, greens and blues) as well as styles (cascading versus upright).
The finished piece will look something like this, depending on the succulents and planter you choose…
..and here’s how the succulent arrangement looks in my living room today: