Wedding DIY: How to make succulent centrepieces

Make your reception tables a talking point with these potted succulent teacups

Wedding DIY: How to make succulent centrepieces
Make these cute centrepieces. Image: CICO Books 2017

Want to give your wedding tables some wow-factor? These succulent teacups are a cute way to give your table some personality and are so easy to make yourself.

What you need

  • Selection of faux succulents such as sedum, echeveria, and sempervivum  
  • Teacups in pretty colours  
  • Small blocks of Styrofoam  
  • Serrated knife 
  • Fine gravel  
  • Scissors or wire cutters

Make it!
1. Cut the foam to fit roughly inside each cup, shaving off sections as necessary. It does not need to be too neat.


2. Push the foam inside the cup, trimming away any excess so that the foam sits snugly inside the cup, with the surface about 1cm below the rim.

3. Add a small handful of gravel to the cup, spreading it out evenly across the top and filling any gaps between the foam and the cup.


4. Check that the stem of the succulent is not taller than the cup. If it is, trim it. Push the stem into the foam so the base of the succulent sits on the gravel.

5. Arrange in groups at the centre of your tables. 

This is an edited extract from Arranging Faux Flowers & Foliage: 35 creative step-by-step projects by Linda Peterson, published by CICO Books, £12.99








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