DIY Centerpiece with Succulents

A few months ago I picked up a flat of baby succulents from Costco called Sedum Tile, and made a DIY Centerpiece. I nursed them along, watering them and waiting for the right opportunity to replant them into a succulent centerpiece for a dinner party we were hosting.

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A colorful green arrangement would make a perfect table companion to our black, white and carribean blue theme, with a mix of blue and green drinking glasses.

DIY Centerpiece with Succulents

The table.

-Ball canning jars

-MacKenzie-Childs chargers

-LeCreuset Carribean blue dinner plates

-Mikasa Chalkboard wine glasses

I researched more about the product and what was actually growing in this Sedum Tile. I thought I’d share the different varieties that came in the mix, and when they bloom.

Here’s how to do it.

DIY Centerpiece with Succulents

I wanted something fresh to place in the wood boxes, to create a colorful, textural, living tabletop!

Something that I could eventually move on out to our outdoor patio when I was done with it inside.

Choose a box or planter.

Awhile back, Shutterbean and I snagged these adorable boxes on the clearance aisle at Harry & David’s Country Village, for about $3 each. I love a bargain like this! (I bought 4!)


Fill with soil.

I took 2 of the boxes and filled them with organic soil from our garden beds.

DIY Centerpiece with Succulents

Cut the sedum.

Then cut out the sedum to fit perfectly in each box.

DIY Centerpiece with Succulents

Nice and low for dinner conversation.

It was just the right size to line the center of our table for dinner guests. I always love a low-line centerpiece, one that doesn’t get in the way of our conversation.

We didn’t want our guests to be overwhelmed by the decor so our goal was simple, comfortable, and beautiful. We wanted the color palette to be warm and inviting and for thought and care to be put into every aspect of the evening.

DIY Centerpiece with Succulents

Move to the outdoors.

The green and blue color scheme was quite lovely! And did I mention, it’s a nice centerpiece for our back patio coffee table, too!

What’s your favorite springy centerpiece that you’ve enjoyed when entertaining?