Succulents in a Cupcake Stand

Create a “succulent stand” by placing succulents in a cupcake stand or display. It’s a temporary arrangement, but it’s perfect for a baby shower, bridal shower or any other event! Plus, the succulents can be used again or planted elsewhere when you’re done.

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I bought a cupcake stand last year because it was a good deal and I thought it was super cute. I especially liked the little swirls that made the baskets. It seemed so playful.

When I got this last batch of cuttings to make my succulent wreath I had some left over so I was trying to figure out something creative that I could do with them.

This succulent filled cupcake stand made such a great centerpiece!

I had been keeping the cuttings in the same room as my food styling props and immediately I knew I wanted to do something with the cupcake stand. While at the dollar store recently, I had purchased some Spanish moss at the dollar store so I thought I’d try my hand at doing a little arrangement with the stand.

Succulent Cuttings in a Cupcake Stand - Succulents and Sunshine

The Design

I had a lot of fun making mini arrangements in each basket. A design tip you can try is to use the concept of “thriller, filler, spiller.”

It’s a pretty common way to style plants, with one main plant that is taller and most noticeable (thriller). Use some other smaller succulents around it (filler), and finish off with a succulent that hangs over the edge of the planter.

Debra Lee Baldwin talks about this in her course, Stunning Succulent Arrangements, along with other great ideas for designing arrangements.

Here are some of the succulents I used in this “succulent stand”:

Succulent in a Cupcake Stand for a Table Centerpiece or Decoration - Succulents and Sunshine

Detail Shot of Succulents in a Cupcake Stand - Succulents and Sunshine

Aeonium Kiwi in Cupcake Stand - Succulents and Sunshine

I tried to apply the “thriller, filler, spiller” idea to each individual basket and in the stand as a whole. Overall, I think this turned out pretty cute!

Graptosedum 'California Sunset' with text overlay - Perfect your succulent watering skills

It would be fun to mix in some cupcakes too if you were using it for an event such as a wedding or bridal shower. It would make a great table centerpiece!

Colorful Succulent Cuttings in a Cupcake Stand - Succulents and Sunshine

A Variety of Succulents in a Cupcake Stand - Succulents and Sunshine

Other Ideas

You could also put the plants in a cupcake-sized container or terracotta pot (rather than the Spanish moss) so you can leave the plants in longer.

If you did this, it would make it easy to give away the succulents as gifts or sell them at a farmer’s market too! I can imagine a table full of succulents in cute little containers given away at a wedding or business meeting even.

Try something new with your succulents and share it with me in the Succulents and Sunshine Facebook Group!

This succulent filled cupcake stand made such a great centerpiece!

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Very cute and so clever.

Such a creative way to display succulents.

That is incredible!! I LOVE it! 🙂 So creative indeed!