Re-Purposing to Create Interesting Succulent Arrangements!


If you haven’t noticed, succulents are really in right now. There are even stores having succulent parties to pick your containers and plant them right at the store.

I do like them and although it is really tough to kill a succulent, I can do it. This real one sat in my Mom’s condo unattended when she was in the nursing home for over a year and was fine and healthy. When she passed away I took it home and now it looks like this.



So I went to Plan B. The fake succulents are so incredibly real that I knew they were for me! I wasn’t too crazy about the typical glass terrarium containers I was seeing everywhere so I looked around my house to see what I had that I wasn’t using. I came upon this candle holder and I had a light bulb moment.



This is what it looks like now and it sits in the window of my sunny porch and it looks so real!




I decided to incorporate the same idea into some of the home staging that I do and here is what I came up with.

This is an aerial view of one that I was experimenting with in my warehouse…the price tags still on. 🙂  I re-purposed a wooden bread bowl as the container.



Here it is on a foyer table:



This is another candle holder that I had that I also re-purposed:



A simple rustic tin with one succulent adds a nice end table accent:



If you are like me and can kill even a succulent plant, try these options by re-purposing items in your home for the container. They really are eye catching!