Succulent Table Centerpiece

Learn how to make an organic table centerpiece using succulents and faux candles.

5 col

Difficulty: Easy

18” x 12” x 4” Wooden box
Assortment of mixed succulents and cacti
Small bag of potting soil
Small bag of pea gravel
Decorative moss
Garden trowel
(6) Battery operated indoor-outdoor LED candles
Drill with a 1/4” drill bit


  1. Turn the wooden box upside down. Using a drill with a 1/4” bit, drill six drainage holes in the bottom of the box. Space the holes in two rows of 3

  1. Line the box with about 2” of pea gravel to help with drainage

  1. Use a garden trowel to add potting soil to the box, about halfway from the top

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  1. Remove the succulents from the plastic pots and arrange them in the box to your liking. Add more potting soil around them if needed to cover the roots

  1. Cover the soil around the succulents with decorative moss to help limit water evaporation

  1. Place the LED candles between the succulents

Expert Tip: Use a spray bottle with water to lightly spray the succulents about once a week to keep them hydrated, but not saturated with water.

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