I firmly believe that entertaining can be easy when you have a plan, a recipe if you will, to follow. If you know the supplies you need, and the exact steps to take, entertaining can be stress-free and fun. Today I’m giving you just such a “recipe” with my How To Make A Simple DIY Succulent Centerpiece In 3 Easy Steps video tutorial! I’ll show you how to make a magazine worthy Succulent centerpiece that looks gorgeous but is super easy! It’s a relaxed summer entertaining idea at its best!
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Today, I’m working with faux succulents. Yep, we’re using fake plants here. If you love the real thing, never fear! You can easily use real succulents if you desire. While these plants are pretty simple to grow, I use them a fair amount in various photo shoots and have to admit to loving the flexibility I get from the plastic ones. So this was just a practical choice for me. But, if you want to use real plants it’s easy! Just use a layer of soil under the sand. Your succulents will love that combo!
I got inspired to create this table when I was contacted by Serena & Lily to share these Ross glasses in a tablescape. I immediately fell in love with the pale aqua color and the slight, almost hobnail pattern on the glasses.
I knew these would work well with so many dishes that I have! Plus, I love how they feel in my hand. The circles don’t stick out too far to be uncomfortable and the glasses have a nice weight to them – not too heavy and not too light. We’re now using them everyday at home but they are so pretty for entertaining I couldn’t resist building a table around them! (See the bottom of the post for a fun challenge I’m doing with this setting next week!)
I found this wooden trough (or rustic bread bowl) at the Lucketts Spring Market. I made a beeline for it when I spotted it. I like the rough texture, and the white wash adds a nice beachy, fresh feeling. Even though I live at the foot of the mountains, I still get the urge for some beach cottage chic sometimes!
The supplies you need for this are:
A low, long wooden bowl or tray
I tucked an individual succulent into a bit of raffia tied onto each napkin. It nicely matches the centerpiece to each place setting!
Speaking of the place setting, these dishes belong to my sister, and I am absolutely smitten with them! She has graciously allowed me to borrow them! They are Royal Doulton Gordan Ramsay dishes in the pattern Maize. They go so nicely with the faux bamboo flatware, jute placemat, seafoam napkin, and especially these gorgeous glasses!
How to make a simple DIY Succulent centerpiece in 3 easy steps!
Ready to make your own centerpiece? Here’s the video I promised you!
Resource List for DIY Succulent Table:
Wooden Bread Trough – Lucketts
Play Sand – Lowe’s
Succulent Picks – WalMart & Michaels Craft Stores
Pillar Candles – WalMart
Jute Charger/Placemat – Target
Bamboo Flatware – Caspari
Royal Doulton Gordan Ramsay Maze dishes – Target
Seafoam Crochet Linen Napkins – Pier 1
I hope you’ve found some inspiration here today! Next week, I’m excited to show you two more ways to set the table with this same place setting but get a very different feel. Stay tuned for that!
Thank you Serena & Lily for sending me these glasses. Please note that while I did receive these glass for free, I only share products that I love and the opinions shared here are entirely my own. You matter so much to me so rest assured I only share products that I genuinely think you will love too!