I have been working with succulents for the past month and love working trying new arrangements. I have been working a lot with succulents that have already taken root and creating arrangements for outside. I have started a few cuttings but I am definitely not an expert. I had a few aloe cuttings that I needed to do something with. I like to surround myself with things that I enjoy and as succulents are my newest interest, I thought it would be a good idea to do something for a center piece on my kitchen table.
This is the final product.
I am all about creating something beautiful as cheap as possible. I go to the clearance sections in all stores, go to the dollar store, or yard sales. It is all about finding something that you can use and run with it. I got the metal bucket at Target for under $5 and the decorative rock in the bucket I got at the dollar store. There should be a whole drilled in the bottom of the bucket but I didn’t do that. I know that drainage is important for succulents, but as this arrangement is on my kitchen table, I didn’t want to get water on my tablecloth.
There are some awesome finds to be found in a store, but another place to find great items is a,t yard sales. At yard sales, there can be some amazing deals. The two small votives next to the bucket I got at a yard sale. I paid $1 for the pair. I was excited to find these, but I didn’t know what I was going to do with them. Again, I did not drill a whole in the bottom. I will be very careful when watering. I don’t want too much water so the aloe cutting does not rot.
Please remember, I am not an expert on succulents, I am just so excited to share my new passion with everyone. I hope to share some updates as the plants grow, and if the plants don’t make it, I will let you know how important the drainage is. I can’t wait for my next succulent arrangement. I hope to share that soon.