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: [Read more…]