For this month’s Michael’s Makers project I made this DIY Artificial Succulent Arrangement…the perfect little garden that my brown thumb can’t Michaels has over 1,800 blooms & greenery in their new Flower Market, including trendy succulents and real-touch flowers.
Here’s what I started with, all the supplies from the Flower Market, a long wood planter centerpiece, floral foam, faux succulents plants and small river rock:
First I cut the styrofoam into two pieces that fit all the way across the wood bowl:
First, I started placing the larger succulents, simply sticking them down into the foam:
Second, I cut apart all the smaller bunches of succulent varieties:
These I began placing around the larger plants:
These flat mats of succulent plants are great to cut apart too. A dab of hot glue will keep the smaller pieces in place on the foam.
I kept adding single succulent pieces around my larger ones like so:
My goal was to make them very compact and with lots of texture and color variation:
My finished arrangement:
I love how real it looks:
These succulents won’t require any attention:
Looking for more inspiration? Make sure you visit Michaels’ blog, The Glue String, to see the rest of the Michaels Makers’ spring floral project ideas and see the links below:
I just love succulents! It’s always such a wonderful surprise when the ice melts and there they are–bigger and better than the year before! I’ll no longer have to wait for our long winters to be over!
Wendy Thornton says
Love this idea. However I am having trouble finding the wooden planter on the website. Can you tell me it’s specific name please. thank you!
Ashley @ Lil Blue Boo says
Hi Wendy! Here it is: Hi Wendy! Here it is:
Cindy Keller says
You’re so gifted with your hands Ashley. I like the way you made the arrangement but most of all, I have bookmarked your website to inspire me. I’ve lost a lot in life too but the main thing I learned is not to be discouraged. I love the way you pen your enthusiasm into your blog posts and will definitely check out more of your writings. Thanks for sharing so much!
Donna @ Lawn Services says
Succulents are one of my favourite plants, and this project is perfect for a spring outdoor decoration for my porch. Thank you for the inspiring idea, Ashley!