DIY Place Setting with Succulents

June 16, 2017
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DIY place setting with succulents
Photo from "Succulents" by Robin Stockwell

A twig, a little forest moss, a few succulents, and some glue are all that’s needed to make this natural party favor for your guests to enjoy, then take home as a memory of a special evening.

A day or two before assembling these favors, take three succulent cuttings per table setting from plants in your garden, so the cut ends are dry and glue will stick. Or, glue the moss in place but use fine copper wire to secure the succulents with a bit of stem to the twigs, so they can be easily removed, then rooted and planted later.

DIY place setting with succulents

Materials & Tools

Assorted branches, each 6 to 7 inches long
3 small succulent cuttings per place setting
Floral adhesive, such as  Tilly Tacker
Hair clip
1 small bag of moss

DIY place setting with succulents

1. Apply Glue

Dab floral adhesive onto each branch where you want to put  a rosette. Let it set for 5 to 10 minutes. Push the base of the cutting into the glue.

DIY place setting with succulents

2. Secure the Rosette

Use the hair clip to hold the rosette in place until the  adhesive dries.

3. Add Moss

Glue patches of moss along the branch.



Excerpted from Succulents by Robin Stockwell. Copyright © 2017 Oxmoor House. Reprinted with permission from Time Inc. Books, a division of Time Inc. New York, NY. All rights reserved.

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