Do you have a black thumb? Mine is in the process of getting greener. It’s not quite there yet. Anyway, there are some spots around the house where I like a little greenery but even low light beauties wither. I solved that problem by using faux greenery. Today I want to share how you can make a simple faux succulent arrangement for less than $15.
How to Make a Simple Faux Succulent Arrangement
Gather all your materials:
- wood box (found at Target for $3)
- filler (I had this foam lying around)
- moss (bought at Dollar Tree for $1)
- faux succulents and/or air plants* (I found these at Target for $2.08 ea)
- label (scrap piece of card stock cut to size)
*side note: some of my “faux succulents” turned out to be air plants…don’t worry they work too.
Insert filler in your container of choice. This foam was a perfect fit for my container.
Add moss over the top to cover your filler. Use it to fill any gaps. Press down to compact and gather the strays.
Arrange your faux plants. Use more moss to fill any gaps.
Make a pretty label (optional). I took a shortcut to make mine. I used the word grow. It’s significant to me. It just reminds me to learn, love, teach, expand, be open minded and so much more.
I opened a Word document and typed the word grow using the free font Wild Youth (available to download here). Then I adjusted the font size to fit my label. I found that font size 65 was perfect. I centered my blank piece of card stock over the word on the computer screen and traced it with a black ink pen. Then I put the card stock on a flat surface and filled in the rest. I added the label to the box.
Display your project in your favorite spot and enjoy.
Well, that was super easy. This post may seem unrelated to back to school but I promise you it’s not totally unrelated so stay tuned to find out how I weave this little side project into the back to school series.