DIY Succulent Centerpiece

DIY Succulent Centerpiece

Summer is in full swing here.  The air is so warm and soft and humid.  Are you sinking your toes into sand, drinking up the sunlight, heading to lovely summer evening parties?  Or better yet, do you plan to throw one? If so, give this easy, gorgeous DIY succulent centerpiece with hydrangea blossoms a whirl.

DIY Succulent Centerpiece

This centerpiece transforms into a gorgeous natural table runner as it can stretch the full length of your table. This version includes a variety of succulents, rocks, hydrangea blossoms, moss and mica flakes for a lovely bit of natural sparkle.

DIY Succulent Centerpiece

The diy succulent centerpiece concept was designed by Liz Vayda of b.willow. She does such gorgeous things with plants. Try and catch one of her fabulous workshops if you can!

DIY Succulent Centerpiece

This arrangement would be lovely for any kind of affair, but I love it for its easy dismantling into party favors. Make sure you have at least one succulent per guest. Have inexpensive small glass vases or bowls on hand and let them build a little terrarium with some moss, a succulent and a rock of their choosing. They’ll head home with a fabulous way to remember a stunning evening.

DIY Succulent Centerpiece

Liz used this concept for a wedding last month, but try it for a afternoon brunch, an evening patio fiesta, or a formal dinner party. Any way you do it, it’ll work wonders, I promise.

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DIY Succulent Centerpiece

DIY Succulent Centerpiece


Preserved moss
Small 2″ succulents (Try for at least 1 per guest – how awesome is this 20 succulent plants sent right to your door!)
Variety of rocks (try painting these with gold leaf for a little extra sparkle!)
Mica flakes
Hydrangea blossoms or other small floral blossom


DIY Succulent Centerpiece

:: Spread out preserved moss about 3-4″ wide and along length  of table.
:: Insert succulent plants along the length by burrowing a small hole in the moss and nestling plant within it.
:: Add rocks, settling some right next to the plants and spreading others out.
:: Add small blossoms of some kind, scattered along length of centerpiece.
:: Sprinkle mica flakes along length of centerpiece to add a “natural glitter.”
:: Sprinkle the mica and a handful of blossoms around the rest of the table adding a loose, casual air about the whole arrangement.

DIY Succulent Centerpiece

I hope you are all have lots of summer parties planned in your life!

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    • Thanks so much Laurel! And, thanks for taking the time to say so xoxo

  2. josephine

    This is awesome and so beautiful! I’m going to be doing something like this for my wedding in a few weeks. When the succulents arrived, did you just pull them out of the dirt and nest them into the moss, or was their any cutting to the plants required?


    • Hi Josephine! thanks so much! I didn’t have to cut anything. It’s amazing how self-surviving they are. Congratulations on your wedding! I hope you have a beautiful day!

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  6. Hadassah

    I bought succulents online to do something similar and don’t want to take the roots off. Do you think this is doable leaving the roots attached?? I don’t want to chance killing them. If this makes sense…let me know what you think! =)

    • Yes, I would just tuck the roots into the overall piece. Then, they’ll be ready for replanting.

  7. Nancy Brown

    The moss is very messy. I am having trouble spreading out. I need 64 feet!

    • Hi Nancy. I’m sorry the moss is trouble for you. Sometimes it can be very crumbly and annoying. Try misting it a little to see if it helps hold it together a bit better. Good luck!!

  8. Cassandra

    Beautiful! Do you think this is something I could put together on the tables the night before?

    • Absolutely Cassandra – I think that would definitely work!

      • I would just sprinkle the blossoms on the day off, if you choose to do that.

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  10. Mary

    I love this centerpiece and hope to create a version of it for our daughter’s wedding in Sept! I’m curious, what are the little round spiky plants in your first photo? And can you envision this arrangement on round tables with linens? Unfortunately, for the space we have we will need round tables instead of farmhouse tables – darn!

    • Hi Mary,
      I don’t know what kind of plant that is specifically. They are all succulents. I think this arrangement would be gorgeous on a round table. Maybe add some pillar candles into it at varying heights to make more of a center piece. So beautiful!!

  11. Megan

    Your post inspired my wedding table decor. I ordered a sample of preserved moss just to see and I am worried it will blow away (or into people’s food) at an outdoor wedding. Any suggestions? I plan on putting it on a burlap runner with succulents and quarzt rocks mixed in. Thanks!

    • Hi, I don’t think it will blow away. Though if you are worried about it, you could use pins to secure it to the burlap. It sounds beautiful!

  12. Amanda

    hi!I am wanting to recreate something similar for my wedding in March. I am having trouble determining how much moss I will need to make the centerpiece for each table. I see boxes on amazon that are 5 lbs, but I haven’t a clue how far that will take me. How much did you use for this one centerpiece in terms of ounces or pounds?

    • Hi Amanda, Thanks so much for writing. hmm. 5lbs is a lot. How many tables are you trying to do? I can’t remember how much I used, but it was pretty light.

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