Some of my favorite DIY projects have been the ones I almost didn’t blog about because they seem so easy. Today’s project is a prime example. In this post, I’ll show you how I used Dollar Tree succulents to make a super easy candle centerpiece that took less than 10 minutes to put together.
Like most people, I gravitate to the outdoors when the weather starts getting warmer. In last month’s spring home tour post, you got a sneak peek of our covered front porch. Since I’ve been in the process of getting it decorated for the warmer months, I wanted to add some greenery and an inexpensive candle centerpiece for the table on our porch.
Last year, I missed out on the faux succulents that Dollar Tree sold in the store so I went online and found out they sell faux succulents by the case before they hit the stores! I ordered a case of 24 succulents for $24.00 knowing I had some ideas for the rest of the box and had it shipped it to the nearest store for free. I’ll have another succulent project coming up soon.
I already had the aged terracotta pots from my spring vignette post from a few years back. The rest of the supplies were purchased from The Dollar Tree such as the pebbles and candle. A terracotta pot similar to the smaller one is sold at the Dollar Tree also. Not shown is the potting soil that was already in my larger pot.
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Putting it all together is a cinch. Fill your larger terracotta pot with potting soil (or sand) and insert the smaller pot in the center. Then, cover the soil with a thin layer of river pebbles.
Remove the succulents from their plastic pots and insert them around the pot. I used eleven succulent plants.
Add your candle to the center and you’ve got yourself instant ambiance for a summer’s night on the porch. These centerpieces would also be gorgeous for a garden wedding!
For this girl with the black thumb, I’m super happy with this easy and inexpensive succulent centerpiece that I don’t have to worry about keeping alive. I can’t wait to show you what else I’ll be making with the rest of the succulents!