I have been super inspired to make succulent and cactus arrangements for Mother’s Day Gifts this year! They are so on-trend,affordable, and a total DIY Fun Fest activity you can do with your mom. I am going to try and rope my mom into a succulent arrangement mother-daughter session so we can spend some time together and make a gift with her.
I showed off my centerpiece making skills in a Facebook Live video last week because I wanted to share with you my best tricks for creating succulent and cactus arrangements. If I can keep these babies alive anyone can with a few little tips up your sleeve!
In case you don’t want to take notes here are the supplies I used:
Horticultural Charcoal like this.
Pick out several types of succulents. I’m no expert so I don’t even know the names of these plants – just pick out whatever makes your little heart smile. Don’t forget, each one can be broken up into “babies” (I talk about this more in the video).
Also, swing by Dollar Tree and grab different rocks and a spray bottle.
So let’s talk about the vessels in which your plants will live.
PS: These photos are sneak peeks inside the The Symphony Show House room I just designed.
I found these glass and leather white hanging air plant vases at my local Lowe’s. I looked on their website and I didn’t see them there but you might take a peek in the garden department next time you are in your local store. You can find a similar one like these here.
I am not even sure if this guy is in the succulent or cactus family. I pulled it out and potted in in this wooden bowl from At Home Stores during my major shopping haul there. I added some rocks from Dollar Tree.
String it with a tag that says “From your Favorite Child” and call your mom!
I made a terrarium with candle hurricanes from At Home (they have a great selection you can repurpose!) and mixed in cactus and succulents with more rocks.
You can also just lay your air plants on a tray for a low maintenance natural element. I have heard these large tillandsia xerographica air plants get super big and brides are using them as bouquets! Is there such a thing as pinterest wedding envy??
A mini glass chiminea also serves as a succulent living space.
It’s as simple as putting your plant hanger on a thrifted rattan tray and make an otherwise ordinary corner special.
Would you be over the moon for a succulent arrangement?