Artifical Succulent Garden

5 Materials
30 Minutes
I don't know about you, but I don't have a green thumb! You can still have greens in your home. These succulents are super trendy right now and everyone is using them when staging their houses. So, if you want to get on board without breaking the bank try this quick and easy way to do an artificial succulent garden in your space.
What you'll need:
You'll want to pick up a ceramic pot from the dollar store. Something you like that matches your décor not to large as the succulents are not real big.  I get all mine at the dollar store. Next you can find the succulent clips in the floral department at Walmart for $1.49 in case you can't find them at the dollar store.  You'll need some green foam, moss, glue gun and sticks which can also be found at the dollar store.
These are more I found, don't be afraid to repot some if you find some that look more expensive.
grab your container and fill with foam. I then cut mine with a knife so the foam is even with the pot or vase.
Next I glue moss all the way around the edge. If the foam is not touching that is okay because you can just add glue on the edge and attach the moss onto that around the container.
See I have the moss all the way around, I'm frugal so if the succulents covers the foam why fill the whole top with moss. It is also faster to just do the surrounding area and is less materials.
Here I remove the clip and attach it to the small stem vertically.  I used a little bit of glue for extra security. Then the clip will go in the foam and not just that small stem to hold the succulent securely.
You can see I pushed it right into the foam. If the foam is showing I then add more moss to cover it.
On these succulents, they were already in a Styrofoam base so all I had to do was cut it to fit.
Now here I have my Styrofoam almost fitting perfectly into my new pot.
This one has a material that looks like dirt but isn't so I didn't had any moss because I thought this would add good variations in my succulent garden.
I put the glue on the stem, this stem is a little longer than the others so I did not need a floral clip. I used the same hole to put the stem back into.
Hold it for 2 seconds so it stays tight and upright when the glue dries.
I have made myself many different succulents.  You can use colored moss and any artificial plant that you like. There are tons of containers available which makes the possibilities endless!
I have done so many,  I love them and you can make this easy succulent garden right inside your home.
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  • Loiszalc Loiszalc on May 12, 2018


    What kind of clips are they, and where can I buy them. Thank you.

  • Valerie Valerie on May 14, 2018


    Is that a live succulent you used the hot glue on? If so WOW! Also they can grow in styrofoam?

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  • S S on May 12, 2018

    Forget the foam block! Go to Big box home improvement store and buy a bag of rubber mulch, put in container and stick a) faux succulents b) silk plants c) scatter on table top to soften vinettes. Much easier and reusable!

  • Sylvia Picone Sylvia Picone on May 13, 2018

    Succulents are easy to grow, you don't need fake ones. I am told it is bad mojo to have fake plants/flowers. Live plants have energy and help clean the air.

    • Shelly L Nemeth Shelly L Nemeth on May 13, 2018

      I have heard that also, bad feng shui Here in Az it’s hard because it’s so dry! 🙁