I absolutely LOVE succulents but have a knack for killing almost any plants-including succulents. On another recent trip to Hobby Lobby I ran across their fake succulent arrangements, and gawked at the price! I was not about to drop $40 on a smaller arrangement of flowers. Lucky for me, they carried a variety of picks for next to nothing.
Each succulent pick only cost $2-$5 and I bought a 3 pound bag of river rocks for $2.
To start off with, find a unique container- I had this lying bowl lying around with nothing to use it for, so it was an easy pick.
I also had a foam floral block that I cut up and glued to the bottom of the bowl to stick the picks in.
For the picks I purchased (try saying that 5 times fast) I needed some heavy duty wire cutters to get through to them.
The best way to create a nice arrangement is to make sure you use a desk that is already crowded with other items so you have the smallest workspace possible (kidding).
Once the foam block is glued down and your picks are picked apart start arranging the succulents how you would like. For more visual appeal, I’d recommend any taller succulents in the back and shorter in the front.
Once you like how it looks, start gluing everything down for a snug fit.
Afterwards, pour the river rocks into your container to fill any empty spots.
More mess making! 🙂
Last, but not least, find a great spot to display your new un-killable succulent garden!
I do wish these looked a little more “life like” but I enjoy the touch of green these bring to my bedroom.
Also, anyone have any tricks to get rid of the spider web of hot glue? I always seem to miss chunks and strings until after I photograph and finish my projects. 🙂
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