DIY Succulent Centerpiece from the Dollar Store

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

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!

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

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.

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!

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.

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.

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...

...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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  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!

  3. I love this project, yours turned out fabulous. I saw these in the $ store about a month ago, and started to buy enough to make two pots full, but by time I returned, they were all gone. A few yrs back I tried growing these, ( I bought lot from different stores) they all died. So hurtful.

    1. Thanks Ivory Jean. Yes, I saw them for the first time this year, so I made sure to grab a bunch! I can keep houseplants alive, but I stink at succulents!

  4. Cindy,
    This centerpiece is beautiful. You taught me something; Dollar Tree has succulents??? I can't wait to go and see if I can find some!!!! I enjoy your blog site so much; you really help us learn how to make our homes More beautiful!!!!Thanks and I'm going to look at your Spring house tour next. I can't wait to see what all you have done.

    1. Thanks so much for the sweet comment Jean!! Yes, keep an eye out for the succulents in stores soon, you can also buy them online at DollarTree's website!

  5. I've recently purchased a beautiful dough bowl and was going to fill it with air plants. However, I really love the succulent you used. Question do you care from the succulents? Do you take them out to water them and place them back in?


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