Spring is here! The trees are finally budding, flowers are blooming, and I’ve got an itch to decorate with plants. Succulents are easy to take care of and come in so many varieties that they will be perfect to decorate with for any spring gathering. Today, I’m working on a quick spring project with succulents.
First, I needed to gather supplies. I went to my local garden center and picked out a few different varieties of succulents. I also grabbed a small bag of cactus, palm, and citrus potting mix, which is a sandy mix perfect for succulents because they need well-draining soil. The vessels that I’m using are up-cycled candles from Anthropologie (you can find the large one here and the smaller ones here). I’m all about reducing waste! I have succulents in old candle tins, teacups, and glasses all over the house. When I use a closed vessel like a candle holder, I place some river rocks at the bottom of the vessel in order to help with drainage.
Once I had my supplies, it was time to start planting! I began by placing rocks in the bottom of each candle. Then, I added the plant and extra potting mix as needed. Lastly, I sprayed the plants with water from a water bottle. I’ve grown succulents for a while and learned that they only need water when the top is dry, and they don’t ever need much water at once. That’s why a spray bottle is perfect. Once I had planted all of my plants, I was done! This project is so easy to accomplish and live plants really add happiness to a space.
I love how these Anthropologie tea lights are perfect for spring. The pink and gold really catch my eye and make a table feel fresh. I love how the planters are up-cycled and still absolutely beautiful. This project is perfect for any spring decor, including Easter!
Even though I was done planting, I became inspired to create a simple tablescape to showcase my hard work. I arranged the succulents on a burlap table runner with some white ribbon and bright green moss. If you look closely, you’ll see that I added a few succulents that are in old tins. These are from about a year ago and still going strong! I got the idea for this from the simplicity of terrariums that often have succulent arrangements and I wanted to create a tablescape that had the same feel. I was so happy with the result! The look would be perfect for an outdoor Easter dinner, spring birthday party, or any time you need a simple yet elegant look.
Even though I mostly blog about fashion, I’m also inspired by home decor. Just like my personal style, my home decor is a mix between rustic and modern, comfortable and stylish. When it comes to spring, to be honest, I don’t decorate much. To me, most spring decorations are too in-your-face. I prefer decor that is more natural and neutral. However, I love the look that I’ve created for this post! I will definitely be incorporating more plants, moss, and burlap into my spring and summer decor. It is fresh and modern because the color palette is simple. Neutral colors with a pop of green are always a good idea. The burlap adds a touch of rustic glam and brings everything together.
I hope you like my first attempt at a home decor post! What kind of decor do you like for spring? Tell me in the comments below!