I recently borrowed one of these hollowed pieces of driftwood and this idea from my friend who’s a local floral designer and made a simple little centerpiece by stuffing it with succulents:
I mixed live succulents with some fake ones from Hobby Lobby. Can you tell the difference? (Me neither—I think I’m going back to Hobby Lobby for more.)
More pretty examples I found online using this same combination:
SHERRY HART says
This is giving me a good idea for the shelter! I need some greenery. Lord knows they would kill anything living.
I am not a fan of fake foliage … but you have thrown me a curve ball! These look terrific! xo
Carmel @ Our Fifth House says
The fake ones look so much like the real thing! I bought one at Michaels over the weekend – “planting” it in a couple days ;) Love the combo with the driftwood!
Jessica @ FourGenerationsOneRoof says
Looks great! :)
modern jane says
Beautiful Emily! I love succulents and driftwood feels like home to me:)
Emily Mills says
so cute and simple! love it!
Sanity Fair says
Turned out great – it’s rare when the fake is better than the real thing, but no watering? Count me in.
Very pretty and I’m wondering where you will be displaying them.
Christina L de Armas says
I love succulents. I bought a few live ones from Home Depot, but I think may purchase a few artificial succulents as I was cursed with a black thumb… Lol
Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles says
I just saw those at HL this weekend and took a pic of them to spread the word…I couldn’t believe how real they looked either! Such a cool arrangement that you put together!
[email protected] says
That’s a great tip to mix real with fake. I just planted some succulents indoors but they don’t look nearly as cute as that. I think I need to go to the beach and get some driftwood!
Love this, it’s beautiful!
Carrie Turner says
Gorgeous! I love succulents and have a vintage planter on my breakfast table filled with them, but I sometimes forget to water them– oops! The fakes look great, you just gave me a wonderful idea on how to use them too!!
Love this! Now all I need to do is find some drift wood in Colorado somewhere..lol brooke
Oh my goodness, it looks incredible! Love it, would love to do something similar for our mantel! Thanks for the great tip!
17 Perth says
Oh driftwood! I love it anyways—and adding succulents to it? I’m sold. It looks fantastic!
Simple and elegant, love it! I recently purchased some faux succulents at our local grocery store. The fakes have come along way and they look adorable in my kitchen.
Melissa W. says
I recently bought three succulents from Lowe’s. only one survived so far :-(. I tend to overwater! Ugh.
You are incredibly talented!
Kris @ Driven by Décor says
It’s gorgeous! The Hobby Lobby succulents are fantastic – I bought several last week and thing they look much more real than ones I saw elsewhere for triple the price!
So Simply Chic says
My mom loves these because basically you can’t kill them since they don’t require much watering! But I am a new follower and can’t wait to read more :)
Have a great week!
This is gorgeous!
Heidi S. says
This looks lovely! I’m not usually a fan of fake plants, but I have to say that yours looks pretty convincing. I just wrote about trying out some new indoor plants today (and trying to rid myself of my black thumb).
Any ideas where to find driftwood for those of us who are landlocked?