I love plants. They undeniably add a bit of life and interest to any room. But, I’m no florist… endless bouquets are not going to happen in my home. I’ve actually become a bit of a succulent girl over the past few years, and I have a couple favourites that are really flourishing, and they make me so happy! But, even I can’t make a succulent happy in my windowless bathroom. The perfect solution? Faux florals!
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Supplies to use faux plants to create a succulent arrangement in a windowless space…
- Realistic Looking Succulent Stem
- Floral foam (I find mine at the Dollar Store)
- Glue Gun
- Serrated Knife
- Decorative moss
- Cute Container
This project is super easy, and you can run through it in just a few minutes. First, gather up all your supplies, and use your handy dandy marker to trace out the shape and size of your container, onto your floral foam.
Next, use your serrated knife to mould and trim away the floral foam to match the shape of your chosen container.
Add hot glue to the sides and bottom of your floral foam and squeeze into place. If you have any gaps between the floral foam and the container, use the scrap pieces and wedge them into place, you can them snap them off at the top. Things should feel nice and snug.
Use a little more hot glue or craft glue to attach your moss to the top of the floral foam. Finish things off by plunging your succulent stem into place. You are done like dinner. Easy peasy!
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How cute is this little guy? A couple tips: I found my little hammered metal dish in the kitchen section at Superstore! Perfect for small faux plants, and it cost less than two dollars! Venture into unexpected shopping areas to find these secret little gems! My succulent was actually a part of a larger, inexpensive bouquet of faux flowers discounted at Homesense. For just a few bucks and reworking a couple things, I ended up with a really unique and perfectly sized addition for my main washroom.
I am planning a total makeover of our main bathroom next month! It’ll be a part of the big One Room Challenge (if you missed the Spring ORC, check out how my little girls room turned out here!)
This succulent beauty will find it’s final home in the new and improved main bath. I can’t wait to get started, move this little guy in, and share it all with you — so keep your peepers peeled for that!
If you’ve got a few dollars and a few minutes, you can whip this up too — easy as pie! Make sure to find me on Instagram and share your creations using #12MonthsofDIY and #SeptemberFauxFlorals!
Now it’s time to see the rest of the DIY faux floral project ideas from my Canadian blogging friends!
From the top left, they are: