Succulents come in many sizes, shapes, and colors. Bring the ombre trend to your garden by displaying a bed of succulents arranged by color spectrum. This arrangement would work well as a tabletop decoration or a piece of wall art.
These string of pearls succulents cascade from a small terrarium that was created to serve as a mini ecosystem for the plants. The delicate glass globe admits ample sunlight while providing protection for the succulents.
Fake flower wreaths are so passé. Create a stunning living wreath of succulents by lining a wreath frame and packing it full of soil to make a hospitable bed for planting succulents. Let the arrangement set on a flat surface for a few days before hanging it up to enjoy.
For a personalized take on succulent gardening, try creating planters in the shape of your initials and filling them with an array of mini succulents. For a more ambitious version of this project, build multiple planters to spell out a word or name.
A monochromatic group of succulents can be planted on a cone-shaped structure to appear like miniature trees. This arrangement would be great for a casual holiday celebration, or could be interspersed in a garden to add height and dimension.
Hollowed-out wine corks create dainty planters for tiny succulents. Attach magnets to the back to make unexpected decorations for a refrigerator, or group the mini planters together for a small-scale centerpiece.
Related: Make Your Own Wine Cork Magnet Planters
Look in a Book
Converting an unusual object into a planter is a great way to show off succulents. Books are one such surprising material, but because the paper could easily rot if it gets wet, a hidden liner is this secret of this project's success.
Related: 5 Things to Do with… Used Books
Container gardens come in many shapes and sizes, so you can have a bit of fun recycling old toys to become clever and quirky succulent gardens. This toy truck gives new meaning to the term “flower bed.”
Serving spoons filled with soil provide just enough depth for succulents to take root. Hang a group of spoons on a wire to create a cheeky and cheerful accent for a kitchen or outdoor space.
Succulents are strong enough to thrive even if their planter is hung vertically. Use an old picture frame painted a fun color to form the perfect border for your vertical garden wall art.
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