Super simple succulent centerpiece….say that five times, fast.
Some people can make these gorgeous tablescapes and elaborate centerpieces that look amazing. I’m not one of them. I have always struggled with the seemingly simple task of plopping something in the middle of the table that looked half normal.
We use our dining room table every night, which is part of my problem. My centerpieces have to be convenient to move out of the way while still looking pretty and be big enough not to get lost on my ginormous table.
This project was so quick and easy that I kinda forgot to take pictures, but you guys can handle it. You are Homemaker rock stars!
The instructions are for a box measuring 23″x5 3/4″.
- 1- 1x2x6
- Quarter sheet – 1/2″ plywood ( scrap would do fine if you have some laying around)
- 1 1/4″ brad nails with brad nailer
- Wood Glue
- Coffee mugs, tea light holders, or any combination of holders to plant your succulents
- Potting Soil
- 2- 1x2x21.5
- 2- 1x2x5 3/4″
- 1- 1/2″ plywood 21 1/2″x4 1/4″
Step 1: Glue and nail the 21 1/2″ pieces to the 21 1/2″ sides of the plywood making sure you keep the ends even with the edge of the plywood.
Step 2: Glue and nail the 5 3/4″ to the ends of the 1x2x21 1/2″ and the plywood.
Step 3: Finish as desired. I used a dark wax on this piece. Just rubbed it on with a rag and wiped the excess.
Step 4: Add some mugs or anything you want to use to plant the succulents in and you are done! I used some mugs I had found at a thrift store and two votive holders I scored during Swap It Like It’s Hot.
Have fun with this project. Use anything you have around the house. Something like a vintage stash of tins or milk bottles would be fantastic.
Best thing about succulents is they are pretty tolerant of neglect. Which is good for my black thumb.