Succulent Arrangement DIY

Succulent Arrangement DIY - roomfortuesday.comEach spring, I look forward to getting my hands dirty and planting- both indoors and out. Unfortunately, last week we received our first set of water restrictions and it’s looking like our side yard garden will be limited at best. We’re only allowed to water outside once a week for 20 minutes (for lawns, gardens, & plants), which really isn’t enough for summer vegetables here in dry, hot Utah. While I’ve accepted that my outdoor plants and landscaping isn’t going to look its best, I’ve been itching to play in the dirt as the weather has warmed and I’m starting to feel a bit better. I made a fun little succulent arrangement that can live indoors year round. These are perfect for adding life, greenery,  texture to a window sill, dining table, coffee table, or console. I also love giving succulent arrangements as gifts- that seems like such a special “I made this for you!” gift. It’s one of those planters that can live both indoors and out during the spring & summer months, requires basically no effort, and very minimal water. It’s the one plant that everyone can keep alive. I know I’ve shared plenty of succulent tutorials in the past, but it has been three or four years since the last one, so I figured it was time for another reminder just how fun these little arrangements can be! Click through to see…

Succulent Arrangement DIY - roomfortuesday.comWe have a bunch of fun planters in the Tuesday Made shop right now, so I snagged a shallow stoneware dish for myself to put my tiny succulents in. Just a heads up, these are only $19 and we only have a handful left, if you’re trying to replicate my succulent arrangement! They also make a great catchall, shelf styling object, or serving dish. At our Tuesday Made office, we have a large pillar candle nestled into the center of one. Anyway- I thought it would be perfect for my planter arrangement…

Succulent Arrangement DIY - roomfortuesday.comI began by stealing some soil from my front porch planters (ha, seriously). I was too lazy to unlock the shed and dig out my topsoil for the season. It’s just basic soil- nothing special! You can use cactus & succulent soil if you want to get fancy with it, but I’ve used it all and this works just as well.

Succulent Arrangement DIY - roomfortuesday.comI gathered up some tiny succulents. I found all of these at my local greenhouse and they costs anywhere from $1-$3 each. I think I grabbed eight or nine for this arrangement.

Succulent Arrangement DIY - roomfortuesday.comI like to start in the center and work my way out. I also place the largest plant in the middle (or just slightly offset), mounding the smaller ones around it. I think it’s easiest to get a good center point and build from there.

Succulent Arrangement DIY - roomfortuesday.comThe multi packs are also handy and work well stylistically because repetition creates a nice consistent look. I had four of these little succulents that made great filler for any bare spots at the end… so I like to sprinkle those in intermittently. Multiples are also good for clustering.

Succulent Arrangement DIY - roomfortuesday.comThere really isn’t any rhyme or reason to this… my method is grouping different textures & colors to create some sort of interested composition. I also try to consider height. You can kind of see how it progressed…

Succulent Arrangement DIY - roomfortuesday.comReady to see the end result? As this grows, it will fill out really nicely. It’s a beautiful heavy arrangement. I styled it on the coffee table for a couple weeks before moving it to our kitchen window sill. It thrives in both areas, but I wanted to add a touch of greenery in our kitchen. The living room always feels bright and happy, but sometimes the dark kitchen benefits from a little plant life.

Succulent Arrangement DIY - roomfortuesday.comI’ll water this arrangement maybe once a month or less… during the winter months, I’ll double the time between waterings. It really only needs a little to thrive. I planted this a few weeks ago and two of the succulents are already blooming!

Succulent Arrangement DIY - roomfortuesday.comIf you’re interested in more plants & gardening posts, let me link some for you below. I have lots of good reads in the archives…

I’ll also put some of our Tuesday Made planters & gardening items into a slider below for you! We have so many fun spring things in the shop right now. I hope you all have a wonderful day! Have you planted anything this spring yet? What are you hoping to plan before summer arrives? I love hearing what everyone is up to.

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  1. Good morning! I really have to flex my self-restraint muscle at this time of year; I want to buy all the plants! I adore the sculptural, alien look of the little succulent section. (Bonus: pointy specimens deter my curious pets!) Why have I never made an arrangement to keep inside? As for outside gardening, we are getting a little much-needed rain this week, so I’m focused primarily on weeding and cleanup. I am making headway on my raised bed area though. I decided to use cinder blocks for budget and longevity, but *oof* those things are heavy! (Somewhere, there’s a video montage of me, in the Home Depot parking lot, manhandling all manner of unwieldy items into my trunk. #stubborn) I’m anxious to get planting, but the nurseries in our area are still waiting for stock; we’re a few weeks from our official last frost date. My flower beds are coming to life slowly. Soon, I’ll know which plants didn’t survive (the winter and Jason), and I’ll have the fun of finding replacements. Our tulips are popping, and the neighbors’ lilacs are just about to bloom! I sometimes lament the unpredictable weather, but spring certainly has her advantages. Cheers to a beautiful Wednesday, Sarah!💜
    PS All the heart eyes for your Tuesday Made selection of planters!

    1. Good morning, Peggi! I’m with you- planters & vases are definitely my weakness. I have way too many of them. Send some of that much needed rain my way, please :) It sounds like you’ve been busy and are making awesome progress in the garden! Ohhh cinder blocks. When we built the outdoor sofa at our last house, I had to move an entire palette of cinderblocks from the front yard to the back… one by one. I remember being SO sore that entire week- it’s a serious workout. I got a chuckle out of your Home Depot parking lot tetris. Ha! I’m holding off on planting anything, too. I bet we’ll have another frost. I love seeing our neighbors’ tulips popping up. I hope you’re having a fabulous week! xox

  2. Good Morning Sarah!
    I love succulents and what a cute vessel you have planted them in. I had a succulent arrangement outside all last spring, summer, fall and it just got prettier and prettier as it filled in. I had quite a few outdoor succulents (loved my hens and chicks) in a rock garden at our last house and they were beautiful. I must say I do love planters and cute vessels for arrangements too. It kind of goes hand in hand with my vase addiction. Lol.
    We have been enjoying the gorgeous weather in sunny Florida but I’m excited to drive home on Sunday to the arrival of spring. I will definitely be up to lots of gardening chores, planting and getting our patio ready for summer.
    We have never been restricted on water for irrigation so I’m sorry to hear your garden will be so limited this summer. I certainly hope you get enough rain to keep things alive so you can enjoy your garden to its fullest. You sure do have the loveliest of patios and amazing outdoor gatherings. I’ll definitely be up for a party or two this summer myself 🥂 Not to mention a wedding in June. So fun! I’m super thrilled to be gifting the beautiful crystal vase from your shop I think it makes such a gorgeous wedding gift. I’m so glad weddings are happening again. Hey maybe a wedding gift roundup for summer is in order? Just a thought. Thanks for more sweet arrangement ideas, it always makes for a fun and inspiring post 🌳🌹🌷

    1. Hi Colleen! Thank you so much. I love watching the succulents grow each summer- they always look so beautiful as they fill out and bloom. I’m with you on the planter & vase addiction- me too, me too. I have way too many tucked away in the closet, but I use them all. I’m delighted to hear you’ve had amazing sunny Florida weather- have a safe trip home this weekend! I know… the water restrictions are a bummer. This is the second time this has happened since we moved here (last year and this year). You definitely don’t have to worry about water in Florida in Canada :) I think you settled in smart locations, ha! I’m equally as excited for summer parties, weddings, and all the fun outdoor celebrating… I’ve missed things like that and gathering with lots of people. I think that crystal vase is the perfect wedding gift! Thanks again for thinking of our shop for those types of occasions- you’re the best! I love your idea of a wedding roundup for summer- thank you! I’ll add it to my calendar. Have a great day! xox

  3. Good morning Sarah! I have a soft spot for succulents and this sweet little arrangement turned out so perfect! I love the mixture you selected, and it has me thinking about revamping my own. I have several arrangements that started small like this one and eventually turned into larger arrangements that have since moved outdoors. They are thoroughly haggard now and in desperate need of TLC. I have a trip to the local big box that needs to be made and I may just purchase a flat or two and have a little fun! My herbs are well underway- I have parsley, rosemary, oregano, basil, sage, and peppermint for now. There are many more I’d love to plant but until our raised beds are painted and assembled I won’t be adding to the mix just yet. Seeds have been started for carrots, beets, jalapeños, tomatoes, bell pepper, and zucchini, and I have a lovely pot full of butter crunch lettuce in my kitchen window. There are several more vegetables that I’ll be sowing for July transplant, although I’m not getting my hopes up. It’s been a very mild spring so far with cool temperatures and crisp breezes-that means California will likely be on pms all summer with raging heat, so I doubt my July transplants will take off. Here’s to hoping, haha! The selection of pots in the shop is gorgeous. I love all of them. I may have to snag this little guy you’ve put so eloquently on display. I hope you’re having a wonderful week Sarah!

    1. Good morning, Lauren! Thank you so much. I’m envious of your herb garden- you’re growing all the best things! Since I won’t be able to have my big garden, I definitely think some small potted herbs are in order. You’ve already got quite the garden yourself! Amazing work, friend! I’m glad you’re having great spring weather and I’m crossing my fingers the summer is bearable for us all. Here’s to hoping, indeed! Hope you have a great day. xox