These days, succulents are all the rage. At least, that’s what Pottery Barn keeps telling me. A few months ago, I purchased REAL mini succulents…and I think I watered them to death. Now I’m onto the faux variety. These succ-ers promise to stay as brilliant and charming as the day I purchased them.
In only one hour, you too can make a stunning succulent arrangement!
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Gather Your Succulent Supplies
Get in your car (or hop on the web), and head to Hobby Lobby. Go on, I’m timing you. This is part of the one hour I’ve allocated for this project.
- Succulents: These range in price from $4-6 each (at the time of posting). I always suggest using an odd number for arrangements.
Word of advice: These “floral accents” don’t typically go on sale. If you’re a regular Hobby Lobbyist, pick up a few on each trip. That way you can take advantage of the daily 40% off coupon. You’re welcome.
- Preserved moss: One bag is all you need ($4 at time of posting).
- Desert foam bricks: I used three small bricks ($2 each at time of posting).
Create Your Succulent Arrangement
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.
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 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 it looks in my living room today: