I’m quite deficient in the crafting department. Notice that all of the kids’ crafts that I use to have gospel conversations with my kids are simple and truly kid-friendly! Or should I say mama friendly?
My husband asked for my advice and help with centerpieces for our marriage conference. (But he made sure I got help haha!) He wanted something that “the guys” would like as much as the ladies, and I instantly thought of wood grain and succulents.
I asked a good designer friend of mine to help me pick out containers so that I didn’t pick something that would be hideous. 😉
We found some great wooden boxes and white glass square candle holders at Hobby Lobby that we planned to use for the planters. The white glass containers were my favorite – we bought every one that they had and placed those on wooden planks so that all of the centerpieces coordinated in some way.
If you’re wondering how to make succulent centerpieces, it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3. Er… 4.
- I used a Walnut stain for the wood (staining is something that is so easy to me – very quick and painless).
- I lined the wooden boxes with black plastic from a trash bag so that the water wouldn’t damage the wood too much. You can also seal the wood with a polyurethane coat, but I chose not to.
- At the nursery, I laid all of the plants out in groups and took pictures on my phone. This is so that I would remember later which ones I thought went well together. This was a lifesaver for me!
- After planting them, I took pictures again to make sure everything made sense. I used this at the venue to place them on the tables.
Now it’s time to feast our eyes on some beautiful succulents!