DIY: mixing flowers and succulents

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I think everyone loves succulents. If you ever peruse Pinterest, you’ll likely encounter a few succulents nestled into an artfully-designed bridal bouquet or centerpiece (they’re almost as ubiquitous as mason jars in the Pinterest world). So they’ve been trendy for awhile, but I am not complaining. Personally, I’m a big fan of any plant that doesn’t die at the first sign of neglect.

Beyond that, I really like the texture and depth succulents add to floral arrangements. The soft, dusty green variety are my favorite – so beautiful paired with coral and pink flowers. The best part? The succulents used in your arrangement can be replanted in soil long after the flowers wilt (like, two weeks later) and still thrive. Resilient lil’ guys!

Here’s my process for creating bright, happy arrangements using succulents and flowers (…perhaps unfit for a Pinterest wedding, but they do look lovely in my apartment). PS: check out more floral inspiration here.

You’ll need:
  • 2-3 succulents of varying sizes (medium/large)
  • an assortment of fresh flowers (I used a mixture of anemone, peonies, lisianthus and spray roses)
  • floral foam brick (soaked in water)
  • vase or planter
  • thin wire and green floral tape
  • skewers or chopsticks
  • wire cutters
  • floral shears

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Finished arrangements:

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Flowers are from the Boston Flower Exchange and succulents are from Berry’s Greenhouses.

Comments

  1. says

    Jessye, this is such a gorgeous DIY! And the Boston Flower Exchange is like Spring heaven for me. My favorite.

    xo Laura

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