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DIY Succulent Centerpiece from the Dollar Store

How to make a succulent centerpiece using
items from the dollar store

succulent centerpiece from dollar store finds

I've been teasing you for awhile now with this centerpiece! If you follow me on Instagram, you've already seen pictures. And I've alluded to it a few times, including most recently during my Spring home tour!

But the wait is over!

Today I am excited to share the easy tutorial for this stunning succulent centerpiece!

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This is a really fast project, but you'll be so impressed by the professional looking results!

Quick tip about these succulents. Apparently DollarTree has carried them for some time, but this was the first I'd ever seen them in store! I talked to an employee and she said they go very quick. So if you don't see them in your store, you might ask if they'll be getting another shipment.

The first thing that I did was to pull each succulent out of its little pot, because in my opinion, the pots cheapen them.

Look how pretty they are!

pull succulents out of pots

Next, add a generous amount of reindeer moss to your wood vessel. Don't worry too much about placement right now.

add moss to wood bowl

Divide your lambs ear stem into 2 or 3 equal pieces using scissors. I also cut mine down because the stem was really long. The dark green succulents that you see below were also found at DollarTree and I liked that they were different in shape but still had that plump succulent look.

trim greenery

Add these pieces to the wooden vessel as you see fit. I went for a more symmetrical look, but feel free to do whatever you want!

add greenery

The last step is to add your three candles, spaced evenly, and then tuck the succulents in around them, poking the short stems down into the moss to hide them.

This is when you may need to shift your moss around a little bit, to allow room for the candles.

succulent centerpiece from dollar store

DIY succulent centerpiece

I wasn't entirely happy with the way the small jar candles got lost amid all the green, so I purchased taller pillar candles from Walmart and replaced them.

Spring decorating with succulents

dollar store succulents

I prefer it this way.

My succulent centerpiece got moved to the antique organ bench at the end of the table to make way for my Easter centerpiece with Rae Dunn inspired Resurrection eggs...

Spring centerpiece with Rae Dunn inspired eggs

...but it's all good...everyone's happy where they're at 😉 And knowing me, I'll probably end up moving stuff around again before Easter even arrives!!

This is a quick and easy project that anyone can do! I hope you try it!

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succulent centerpiece
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  1. Beautiful things can be made with products bought from dollar store. Those cheap products are really great!

    1. Thanks Maria, I agree! I've noticed the DollarTree items seem to be of better quality lately too!

  2. This came out beautifully, Cindy! I will try making this tomorrow. I have all the stuff to make it with and now I have some gorgeous inspiration!


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