Hey friends! I have recently been busy working on an interior design project. I’ve been working on it for a few months now picking out doors, trim, etc., but we finally started to pick out furniture and decor. It has been so fun and a great learning experience in collaborating with someone and combining your style and tastes. Anyway, I was needing a centerpiece for a beautiful live edge table in the conference room, but I couldn’t quite find what I was looking for. I’m a big DIY-er, so if I can’t find it, I’ll make it. I had seen a lot of these succulent planters or troughs but they were either too small or way overpriced. I decided to make my own and they came together for right around $100 (if not less) and in under 20 minutes. I’ll probably go back and buy more things to make one for my own table (which is the one pictured above). Just wanted to share what I used and how quickly you can put one together for yourself!
• Faux Succulents & Greenery
• A wooden bowl, tin basket – any type of bowl or basket you prefer
• Dry Foam Blocks
• Bags of Faux Moss (A little will go a long way)
• Scissors or floral cutters
• E6000 glue or a hot glue gun
I picked up this wooden dough bowl at Hobby Lobby, and if you use a 40% off coupon (if it isn’t already on sale), it’ll cost around $65! I also bought all of the faux succulents and greenery there. I made sure to get at least 3-4 bigger ones and then a lot of smaller pieces to fill around.
• Place blocks of foam down in bowl and glue to the bottom to secure it.
• I spread the moss around next and then started filling it with succulents. You’ll need the floral cutters to trim the stems if they’re too tall or to separate some. I started with the bigger ones and worked my way down to the smallest. I love projects like this that are super easy and almost impossible to mess up.
You can do this with real succulents but be sure to use soil instead of foam. You also have to be sure that it’s in a well lit area with lots of sunlight. I can’t even keep succulents alive (which are so low maintenance), but you can give it a go!
If you’re local to the West Texas area, Coyote Candle in Lubbock has so many different styles and sizes of wooden bowls and so affordable. The second one pictured above is from there and was only around $25.
That’s it for now!