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Try This Easy DIY Vase Decorating with Faux Succulents


Discover how to craft a beautiful DIY vase adorned with faux succulents. Enhance your home decor affordably with this project, bringing a modern touch to any room.

Looking to add a touch of modern elegance to your home decor without breaking the bank? This budget-friendly DIY succulent vase project is just what you need! Let’s dive in and learn how to create a designer-inspired piece that’ll that will infuse more green into your home.

DIY Succulent Vase with Black and White Stripes
Transform an ordinary vase into a stunning centerpiece with this DIY succulent project!

Crafting a Stunning DIY Succulent Vase on a Budget

I adore Kate Spade and Anthropologie decor pieces but not so much the price. When I found a black and white vase on sale at Joanne’s I knew I could turn it into something special.

Materials Needed for DIY Succulent Vase
Gather your materials, including a vase, faux succulents, hot glue gun, and wire cutters, to get started on your DIY vase decorating.

The vase already reminded me of Kate’s iconic striped pieces but I loved seeing flowers and succulents right on the vase in stores like Anthropologie and Franc Franc (a store I used to frequent in Japan). So this fun DIY could turn any vase into a piece of art.

Step 1: Gather Your Materials

What you need for a DIY Succulent Vase:

  • A black and white vase from your local craft store like Joanne’s or Hobby Lobby. Don’t have one on hand? No worries, you can easily upcycle an empty wine bottle or other container into a unique DIY flower vase!
  • An assortment of faux succulents is readily available at dollar stores, craft stores, or online retailers like Amazon.
  • A trusty hot glue gun to keep everything in place.
  • Don’t forget your wire cutters for trimming those succulent stems!
Materials for a ceramic vase with faux succulents.
Materials needed to decorate a ceramic vase with faux succulents.

Step 2: Preparing Your Materials

Once you’ve gathered your materials, it’s time to prepare them for crafting. Use your wire cutters to trim the wires or stems close to the head of each succulent. This will make it easier to arrange them later on.

Trimming Succulent Stems with Wire Cutters
Use wire cutters to trim the stems of your faux succulents, ensuring they fit perfectly onto your vase for a polished look.

Step 3: Arrange Your Succulents

Now comes the fun part—arranging your succulents! Start by laying out 3-5 succulents in varying sizes and textures until you achieve a visually pleasing arrangement. Feel free to experiment with different combinations to find the perfect look for your vase.

Step 4: Secure the Succulents

Once you’ve found the perfect arrangement, it’s time to secure the succulents to your vase. Using your hot glue gun, carefully attach the central succulent about three-quarters up on your vase.

Then, continue adding succulents, maintaining an organic shape for your arrangement. Don’t worry about sticking to a perfect oval or circle—embrace the natural flow of the succulents for a more visually interesting design.

Securing Succulents on Vase with Hot Glue
Add a dot of hot glue to the back of a succulent and then press it onto the vase. Hold a few seconds.

Step 5: Adjust and Refine

If you make a mistake or decide you want to change up the arrangement, don’t fret! Simply remove the succulent, peel off the hot glue, and reposition until you’re satisfied with the look. This project is all about creativity and experimentation, so don’t be afraid to play around until you find the perfect arrangement.

Securing Succulents on Vase with Hot Glue
Use hot glue to secure the succulents onto the vase, starting with the central piece and building around it for a natural look

Step 6: Add Seasonal Flair

To give your succulent vase a seasonal flair, consider incorporating succulents in warmer tones like yellow and orange for a cozy Fall vibe. If you’re looking ahead to Spring or Summer, mix in some cheerful yellows and pinks for a fresh, vibrant look. Get creative with your color choices to reflect the changing seasons and add a personalized touch to your decor.

Step 7: Display and Enjoy

Once you’ve completed your DIY succulent vase, it’s time to put it on display and enjoy the fruits of your labor! Whether you place it on a mantel, shelf, or dining table, your stunning creation is sure to be a conversation starter and a focal point in any room.

Displaying Finished DIY Succulent Vase
Put your stunning DIY succulent vase on display and enjoy the beautiful addition to your home decor!

It can be so easy to create designer-inspired pieces for the fraction of the cost with a little imagination. If you loved this succulent vase idea then you would probably enjoy my Kate Spade designer vase and Anthropologie-inspired DIY plant hangers.

Here is mine styled with warm colors. 🙂

 DIY Succulent Vase with Seasonal Colors
Add seasonal flair to your succulent vase by incorporating warm tones like yellow and orange for a cozy Fall vibe.

5 Creative Crafts Using Faux Succulents

  1. Succulent Shadow Box Art:
    Transform a plain shadow box into a stunning piece of wall art by incorporating faux succulents. Arrange the succulents in a visually appealing layout inside the shadow box, adding depth and texture to your artwork. Hang it in your living room or bedroom for a touch of natural beauty that requires no maintenance.
  2. Succulent Wreath:
    Welcome guests to your home with a gorgeous succulent wreath adorning your front door. Using a grapevine wreath as a base, attach faux succulents of various sizes and shapes using hot glue or floral wire. Add some faux moss or decorative accents for extra flair. This timeless piece will add a touch of greenery to your entryway all year round.
  3. Succulent Terrarium:
    Create your own mini desert oasis with a DIY succulent terrarium. Fill a glass container with layers of gravel, activated charcoal, and potting soil. Then, arrange your faux succulents inside, playing with different heights and textures for visual interest. Display it on a sunny windowsill or as a centerpiece on your coffee table for a low-maintenance yet eye-catching decoration.
  4. Succulent Centerpiece:
    Elevate your table decor with a stunning succulent centerpiece. Arrange faux succulents in a shallow dish or tray, mixing in decorative elements like rocks, sand, or driftwood for added interest. This versatile centerpiece can be customized to suit any occasion or season, making it perfect for dinner parties, weddings, or everyday use.
  5. Succulent Mason Jar Planter:
    Bring a touch of rustic charm to your home with a DIY succulent mason jar planter. Fill a mason jar with potting soil and insert faux succulents of your choice. You can even add decorative elements like twine or ribbon around the jar for a personalized touch. Place it on your kitchen counter or mantel for a pop of greenery that will never wilt or fade.

With these creative crafts, you can enjoy the beauty of succulents in your home without the hassle of maintenance. Whether you’re creating wall art, wreaths, terrariums, centerpieces, or planters, faux succulents offer endless possibilities for adding natural charm to any space.

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