While I was at the dollar store last week, I bought some Spanish moss, which I used for my cupcake stand project. I also found this cute wooden box and decided it would be fun to use for arranging succulents too. I filled the bottom with a little bit of succulent soil and then covered it with the Spanish moss. The moss gave it a little bit of interest and also helped stabilize the cuttings and keep them in place. I again applied the idea of thriller, filler, spiller.
I used the portulacaria branches in the back to give it some height and interest. Then I used the tiger jaws as the filler. I absolutely love this variety! The dark purples and pinks are really pretty and I think they compliment the crassula nicely. I also used some burros tail and jade as filler. I liked the shape of these in contrast with everything else. The soft blue green color played nicely into the arrangement and the red and green helped unify everything.
As you may have noticed, I again used the string of pearls as my spiller. I love the look the string of pearls creates. I really want to find another succulent that has a similar look. Do any of you know of one? I’m afraid I’m going to use it in just about everything now, since I’ve used it in my succulent wreath and the cupcake stand project, but I would love to switch things up. So, if you know of anything please share!
I’m thinking I’ll put this little box on my mantle which has been in desperate need of some decoration. I’m not really sure how long it will last, but my current plan is to water it just a little bit weekly (since it doesn’t have drainage) and make sure it gets plenty of sun. Most of the cuttings didn’t have roots yet so I think I can definitely leave it for a little while. I’m wondering if the box will hold up ok with the weekly watering. I’m guessing it will be fine though.