Thanksgiving is right around the corner and while I may not be hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year [good thing because I’ve never cooked a turkey!] I have been dreaming of some fun table settings. The beauty of this DIY succulent table setting is that it can be customized to fit your dinner party needs. Switch out the paint color for the terracotta pots or the washi tape design and you have a whole new table setting!
Grey, gold and white have been my color crushes lately so they served as inspiration for this simple and elegant table setting. I adore the lace like design around the appetizer plate and with its touch of gold, it quickly becomes a swoon worthy piece. I originally wanted to plant herbs such as rosemary or thyme [sort of like this] for the table settings, but unfortunately all the herb plants at Lowe’s were burnt up thanks to the scorching hot weather we’ve been having.
So on to plan b…succulents. They were easy to find and just so happen to be the only type of plant that I seem to be able to keep alive.
After debating color options [bold or subtle?] for the terracotta pots and washi tape pattern [solid or printed?] I finally settled on an idea and gathered my supplies:
- Small terracotta pot
- Spray paint – I used Krlon Colormaster in Caramal Latte
- Small individual succulent
- Potting soil
- Floral moss – found at the Dollar Tree
- Washi tape [similar here]
- Precision scissors
- Wooden skewer
- Kitchen shears
After spray painting the pots and letting them fully dry, I added a spoonful of potting soil to the bottom of the pot. Next, I inserted the succulent and pushed the soil down with my fingers, adding a few drops of water helped compact the soil. I topped off the arrangement by sticking floral moss into bare areas allowing some to hang over the edges for an organic look.
To make the flags I trimmed a wooden bbq skewer to roughly 4 inches in length using kitchen shears. Then I cut a piece if washi tape [approximately 3 inches long] and wrapped it around the top of the skewer. Make sure to align the edges when wrapping the tape around. I pressed the pieces together and smoothed around the edges with my finger. I created the flag shape by cutting an inward pointing side triangle out of the washi tape like this:
Now the flags were ready to be inserted in to the pots!
Pulling from what I already had around my house I made the table settings complete by stacking the appetizer plate on top of a solid white dinner plate to showcase the succulent pots. Utensils are wrapped in a knot of grey velvet ribbon and clear fleur-de-lys tumblers and coupe glasses serve as festive drinkware for this special occasion!
I see a dinner party in my future, until then I’ll be using them as decoration around my home =)
I’d love to see how you use these succulent pots, tag me (@eightpepperberries) in your Instagram picture so I can see your handy work!