Project Guide

Holiday Succulent Ideas

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Poke Holes in Plastic Saucer
Poke Holes in Plastic Saucer

To get started, place the fern moss cone or hanging basket on top of a Homer bucket to help steady the planter. With a sharp pen, poke drainage holes in the bottom of your plastic pot saucer and insert inside the basket.

2
Scoop in Potting Mix
Scoop in Potting Mix

Next, add your cactus potting mix to the basket.

3
Arrange and Plant Succulents
Arrange and Plant Succulents

Plant your succulents, using the larger ones as the focal point, and then arrange them in your basket.

4
Tuck in Sheet Moss and Pinecones
Tuck in Sheet Moss and Pinecones

Carefully add sheet moss around the succulents. Now hang the basket and strategically place the pine cones.

5
Add a Bow
Add a Bow

To finish off your succulent basket, secure the ribbon with floral wire or a bag tie. Read on to learn about the terrariums and other holiday decorating vessels for succulents.

6
Make an Ornament Terrarium
Make an Ornament Terrarium

If you decide to make a terrarium, just add the succulents (we used a sedum succulent tile sold at the Garden Center) and ornaments as additional embellishments, and then top it off with ribbon.

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Create a Lantern Terrarium
Create a Lantern Terrarium

For hurricane lantern terrariums, just add your blooms with additional cactus soil. You can also add pond pebbles for height (we took them right out of our yard). Finish off your lantern terrariums with colorful ornaments and pine cones and you’re holiday decor is ready for prime time.