November 10, 2014

DIY: fall succulent centerpiece

I fell upon a fantastic garage sale find last weekend where I scored an octagon glass pedestal thing (I have no idea what it's called) for $3!  CHA-CHING!  I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it at the moment but decided later on that it'd be great for a centerpiece stand.  

Succulents were a given because I am borderline obsessed with them and already had a ton laying around on my patio table.  So I snipped a few stems to use in this fall centerpiece and added in some holiday decorations to make it that much more snazzy.  And there you go - a cute little centerpiece to use for holiday parties and get togethers.  AND unlike fresh blooms this will actually last through the season and on (so long as you keep them alive)!


- Centerpiece stand
- An assortment of succulents
- Cactus potting soil
- Gravel (optional)
- Holiday decorations bunched on branches/sticks (pine cones, leaves, glittered fruits/flowers - I got mine at Michaels)


- Start by filling the bottom of the centerpiece stand with gravel - this will help with drainage when you water the succulents.  Then layer on the soil leaving a quarter of an inch at the top.

- Next, layer in the succulents covering up the top layer of soil.

- Lastly, layer in the holiday decorations.  If your decorations are in clusters, you can pull off individual pieces to place in the pot.  I tore off the pine cones on the sticks and placed those in between gaps in the succulents.  Be careful to not stab the succulents.  Then I pulled off some glittered flowers and leaves to place around the arrangement.  Remember to have fun with it!

xoxo, NB


  1. Love this!! It looks so great. Pauline told me about this blog and I love it! Thanks for sharing :)