As you know, I’ve been trying to incorporate plants into my décor a little more. There’s just something cheerful about flowers or green plants in a room. My mom has a seriously green thumb. Her yard is gorgeously landscaped with the most unique combinations of plants, bushes, flowers… UGH.
So I drug her with me to Lowes to help me pick out a combination of succulents.
Because I’m trendy like that. Great minds think alike? You might as well create a Pinterest board dedicated to succulents!
Succulent lovers unite!
Whilst we were at my parents for the weekend, my mom tasked Nick with climbing the birch tree in the front yard and cutting down some dead branches. If it involves a chainsaw? Nick is ON BOARD.
We cut down the branches into varying lengths and brought ‘em home. There’s just something about birch… I love it.
Using varying sizes of Forstner drill bits, we hollowed out one end of each log… about 3 or 4 inches deep.
Then I removed the succulents from their little plastic cups. They just pop right out!
…and planted them right into each birch log! I tried to get a good combinations of different succulents for lots of texture and a variety of color. It’s important to water them after transplanting. It calms them down after the trauma they recently experienced.
I arranged my logs/succulents in varying heights, with the tallest in the center. Then I wrapped it with twine to hold them all together! I didn’t use any special tricks for securing the twine. I just tied it in a knot, wrapped it about 20 times, and then tied another knot. Cause I’m a country girl. If you’re not a country girl, you could use a glue gun to secure the ends.
And now? I’m totally obsessed with my succulent centerpiece. OBSESSED.
Every time I walk by it, it sings to me.
And the best part is… it’s difficult to kill a succulent. That might be one of the reasons why their trendy. I like them because they’re GORGEOUS.
Have you incorporated succulents into your home décor? Do you have any branches begging to be cut down and turned into a centerpiece? Do you wish you had your very own birch tree in your yard? ME TOO.
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