In this succulent craft project, we are decorating for a spring dinner garden party. We will use household items as well as affordable products from your local hardware store for these crafts.
Time: 60 – 90 minutes
Approximate Cost: $30
Here’s a list of things you’ll need to get started:
- Wine Corks
- Copper hobby wire
- Needle Nose Pliers
- Cloth Napkins
- An Awl or a Phillips Screwdriver
- A hot glue gun
- Old or Vintage Tea Cups (If you don’t have any, try a local thrift-store)
- A well-drained soil mix
- and Succulents, of course
- First, let’s take our corks and prep them for our Succulent napkin ring holders. Start by joining a piece of copper wire, cut to a length of about 6”, into both ends of a cork, creating a ring. Be sure to leave enough room for your napkins to slide through the ring.
- Then using a Phillips screwdriver, poke a hole into the “top” side of the cork. Be careful not to go all the way through the cork, otherwise it may fall apart.
- Next we’ll take an Echeveria with a nice rosette and prepare it for the napkin ring holder: Simply snip the Echeveria beneath the rosette, leaving a small stem to hold it in place. Then Take off any excess leaves if necessary, and use a dab of hot glue to secure the Echeveria in place. That’s all!
- Now, moving onto our Vintage Succulent Tea Cups.
Let’s carefully remove the succulents from their pots and simply place them into the cup, leveling the bottom of the succulent with the top of the cup so you can cover up as much soil as possible.
- Using a piece of twine, tie your cardstock placeholders to the handle of each tea cup.
- Repeat these steps for each place setting at your table.
- POST your craft on Social Media using hashtags #SucculentGardenParty, #SucculentCrafts, and #AltmanPlants