How To Create And Care For Your Stunning Succulent Arrangements

There are basically three ingredients you need to grow healthy and beautiful succulents in your home: soil, water and sunlight. It sounds really easy when you put it this way and it really is simple. Succulents don’t require a lot of maintenance. They pretty much take care of themselves and you have more time to think how to make beautiful succulent arrangements.

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Remember that succulents love well draining soil. Keep them in containers without drainage holes such as mason jars, tea cups, etc. and layer the bottom with pebbles or add some sand to the soil.

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And although everyone keeps telling you succulents don’t need much water, ignore them. While it’s true that they can survive longer periods of time without water, this doesn’t mean they love it. But make sure you don’t overwater your succulents either.

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As far as sunlight goes, succulents do best in bright but indirect light so keep them in a place where they can get a lot of shade but still receive enough sunlight.

So now you have all the basic info you need and you can start your own succulent garden. Until you’re experienced enough to have your own style, maybe these ideas can help.

Succulent centerpieces.

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Succulents are awesome for creating centerpieces for all sorts of beautiful occasions. For example, you can make something really charming for a wedding using slices of wood, bark and succulents.

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Rows of alternating succulents and votives form a simple but really beautiful centerpiece design which can also be customized with table numbers.

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Make a mini succulent garden in a transparent glass bowl. The cactus flowers are really cute and vibrant and make the whole arrangement a lot more eye-catching.

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Make a planter box for the succulents out of wood. Fill it with pebbles and soil and create a fresh garden. Place it at the center of the table for everyone to enjoy.{found on sugarandcharm}.

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With a little bit of talent and inspiration, you can turn your succulent centerpieces into works of art. Combine, mix and match colors, textures and materials to get the desired effect.

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Use drftwood and succulents to make centerpieces with table numbers. You can also add a few other accessories and accent details like shells for example, if it’s a beach wedding.

Coffee table arrangements.

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For small succulents, you can use shells instead of planters. Put a little bit of soil or pebbles inside and then add the tiny succulent plant. It would look perfect in a beach house.

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Make a small succulent tray for the coffee table. Combine two or three species of succulents just to get a diversified look and use pebbles and small rocks for décor.

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We’ve already mentioned that you can use tea cups as planters for succulents and this is how they’d look like. Really lovely, isn’t it? I’d love a little bit of green on my coffee table.{found on agoldenafternoon}.

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If you want something a little more complex, feel free to make a miniature garden and to combine as many species, colors and shapes as you want.

Succulent wall art.

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Succulents are really versatile and so cute you can use them for a lot of different projects. For example, you can even turn them into wall art. Make a framed vertical garden and display it on the wall.{found on instructables}.

Fridge magnets.

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I love this idea. You can make tiny cork planters for tiny succulents and attach magnets to them so you can stick them onto the fridge. You absolutely must try this.{found on snapguide}.

Hanging planters.

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To make a hanging succulent planter like this one you need moss, potting soil, clay mud and twine or ribbon. Mix soil with clay and dry moss and wrap this around the exposed roots. Wrap around the green moss and then wrap the twine around the moss ball several times.{found on brit}.

Outdoor vertical gardens.

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Sure, succulents are really cute when they’re tiny and put in small containers but you can also use many of these tiny things to create large arrangements, like vertical gardens for your outdoor areas.{found on bluegreenlandscape}.

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Hang the vertical gardens’ planters on the fence or exterior walls of the house and they’ll give your outdoor areas an extra lovely and charming look.{found on ecomindedsolutions}.

Backyard landscaping.

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And let’s not forget about the old-fashioned horizontal gardens. Use succulents to create interesting and eye-catching landscape designs for your backyard.

Unusual planters.

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You can also add visual interest to your succulents with a really unusual planter. You can try repurposing a birdcage for example and hang it in a tree outside.

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You can also put tiny succulents in a small toy truck. A lovely idea if you have kids and they’re outgrown their toys or they got bored with them.

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Or how about a small treasure chest full of fresh and beautiful succulents. That would look awesome in a terrarium or on a table or mantel.

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Make a unique planter for your succulents out of old books. Carve a hole in the book, ad a little bit of soil and patch it with succulents and moss.