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Tutorial: Faux Succulent Sleigh Holiday Centerpieces

14 December 2015 1,332 views 2 Comments

by rhonda

Faux Succulent Sleigh Centerpieces

This is one of those ideas that just came together serendipitously, and I love how these little succulent-filled sleighs turned out. Ever since they started selling faux succulents in the floral department at Dollar Tree I've been keeping an eye out for things I could fill with them. Over the course of the summer I kept coming across little sleigh-shaped baskets, and I knew they'd be great for making succulent-y holiday decor!

Succulent Sleighs 1

Project estimate:

  • Sleigh basket, $1 and up
  • Styrofoam block, $1 and up
  • Spanish moss, $1
  • Glue, on hand
  • Faux succulents, about $3 and up
  • Faux berry floral embellishments, $1 and up
  • Ribbon (optional), on hand or $1 and up

Total: $6 and up

Succulent Sleighs 2

To form a base for adding the succulents and other floral embellishments, you will need a block of foam. This block of foam was large enough to use for both of my sleigh baskets.

Succulent Sleighs 3

Use a sharp serrated blade to cut the Styrofoam down to size. I used my FloraCraft foam cutter. This will get messy, so cover your work area before you start cutting!

Succulent Sleighs 4

Glue Spanish moss over the foam.

Succulent Sleighs 5

Apply glue to the stems of the succulents and press them into the foam to make your arrangement. Start with bigger succulents first, then fill the spaces between with smaller succulents.

Succulent Sleighs 6

To give an extra holiday touch, I added some bits of faux berry floral sprigs. I found these at Michaels, and while the regular price on them is $1.99 per stem, I got them on sale for $0.59 each! I cut the sprigs into smaller sections, added some glue to the stems, and pressed them into the foam randomly around the succulents

Succulent Sleighs 7

Optionally, embellish the sleigh with a bit of ribbon.

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2 Comments »

  • Faux Succulent Christmas Planters - Mrs. Greene - crafts, food, fashion, life said:

    […] The last couple of weeks I have been getting some projects completed that I’ve been thinking about for months, sometimes even years! This is something I’ve had on my mind since I started finding little sleigh-shaped baskets at yard sales and thrift stores. I have been wanting to do some kind of arrangement with faux succulents, and the sleighs were a perfect vessel! Check out the full tutorial over at Dollar Store Crafts. [go to the tutorial] […]

  • Sharon said:

    These are so cute!