Faux Succulent Tablescape

February 13, 2017

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Hey friends! Hope you had a wonderful weekend. Last week, I shared a picture of a succulent wreath I made for my friend on Instagram and Facebook. I was blown away by how much love it received. I’ve already gotten a few orders so I’ll be busy making some more this week. 

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Since I had to go back to the store to purchase more faux succulents, I had a little light bulb moment. I decided to create a centerpiece for my table using a bunch of faux succulents and a wooden crate box I had on hand. Well, you know how my brain works because one thing led to another. I created the succulent centerpiece and then decided I needed to make a tablescape. 

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I’ve officially moved from the crazy wreath lady to the crazy succulent lady. Can you blame me?!?

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Look how pretty these faux succulents are! I absolutely love all the colors and textures. 

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I would share a DIY tutorial but honestly, it’s so easy. All I did was place a few faux apples in the crate so that the succulents wouldn’t sink to the bottom. You could use floral foam but it’s not necessary. If your container is deep, just add something in it so that it creates a shallow depth. Then, I just placed the succulents in one by one until it appeared full.  Isn’t it a nice change from the typical flowers? 

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My husband and I don’t make a big fuss about Valentine’s Day because we helped with our family’s flower shop business for many years. Every year, we were so busy helping out at the store that we never once celebrated until just a few years ago when his parents retired. On that first Valentine’s Day after his parents retired, we laughed because we didn’t know what to do with ourselves. Since then, we have kept it pretty chill and always spend it at home having a nice dinner with our family or friends. 

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This year, I thought it would be nice to create a tablescape so that we could enjoy dinner with our kids. Jimmy has been working overtime so much the past few weeks and I want to cook a nice dinner at home for him. Honestly, I’m hoping he can even make it home on time for dinner because he has just been swamped with so much work. 

Our kids love using the plastic stemware and it makes a regular dinner seem so much more special and fun when we take out the colorful plates and cups. We like to get a little treat for the kids for Valentine’s Day so we will be putting them on top of the plates tomorrow as a fun surprise. 

If you have young kids and are bummed about not being able to go out tomorrow, try doing what I did here and set the table a little nicer than you normally would. Take out the wedding china and fancy wine glasses and make it a memorable night either with the kids or wait until they’re in bed. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to enjoy a nice dinner. You could even order take out and enjoy it on the pretty dishes. Remember, it’s all about connecting with your loved one. If you’re single, do a little Galentine’s dinner and enjoy spending time with your awesome girlfriends. 

I know this is super late considering it’s Valentine’s Day tomorrow. #badblogger Oh well, you can’t force creativity. Plus, this succulent centerpiece would be amazing for Easter, spring, Mother’s Day, etc. If you make one, please be sure to share it with me! 

Happy Valentine’s Day, friends!


Let all that you do be done in Love. 1 Corinthians 16:14

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