Succulent Wedding and Event Centrepieces
Whether you’re planning a woodland themed wedding, bridal shower, baby shower, or are looking for a unique focal point for your next corporate event, these DIY succulent centrepieces are a fantastic option! A living centrepiece is always popular amongst guests, and adds a touch of charming whimsy. Not only are they a fresh and beautiful conversation piece for your guests, they’re also a great choice for the environment, and at certain times of the year, can even be more affordable than fresh cut blooms. After the event, you can gift or sell them, or take them home to decorate your home.
In partnership with the wonderful Weddingstar, this guide will teach you exactly how to put together your own succulent centrepieces, and will also provide shopping links to pictured items where applicable. Weddingstar has almost every single thing you need for this tutorial – you’ll just need the plants and soil!
YOU WILL NEED:
- Succulents, in a variety of shapes and colours
- Small plant pots
- A plant bowl (optional)
- Succulent potting mix
- Small stones, pebbles or gems
- Craft moss
- Decorative accents, such as figurines, trinkets, and ribbons
To begin, fill your plant pots two thirds of the way full with potting mix. Carefully remove your succulents from the nursery container, and gently remove as much of the soil as you can from the roots. Do not rinse roots. Place the plant in your new pot, and fill the rest of the way up with soil, making sure that the succulent is close to level with the top of the pot. Leave about 1/2″ from the edge of the leaves to the edge of the pot, to allow space for your succulent to grow. If you choose to create a succulent dish (suitable for the head table!), follow these same directions, leaving space between each succulent so they may continue to flourish.
Fill in the gaps where soil is showing with small pebbles and moss, until soil is no longer visible.
Now the most fun part – add your finishing touches! Pepper any woodland creatures, compasses, and trinkets into your succulent arrangements that you like.
AFTERCARE FOR YOUR CENTREPIECES
After your event, if you choose to gift your centrepieces, be sure to attach a note with instructions on how to care for your arrangements. A general rule for healthy, happy succulents is to water every other week during the warmer months, and once a month in the cooler months. Your succulents will prefer to live outside during the summer, in a well-lit area (they enjoy direct sun!). In the winter, place in your most well-lit areas, and consider a grow light to keep them thriving. With succulents, it is better to underwater than overwater, as they are susceptible to root rot and mushy petals. With proper care, your succulents will continue to grow for years to come!
Of course, no table setting is complete without more Weddingstar decorations! Check out these pieces below:
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