How to Make Succulent Table Decor Your Guests Will Love


For Mother’s Day, I had a few surprises in store for our honored guests. And since my mom is a reader of this blog, I didn’t want to share what I was up to until now.

You know… because of the whole surprise thing.

To make the table extra special for our moms, we added pretty decorative succulents to the place settings. I have a special fondness for succulents (that you can read about here and see another project I’ve done with them here) and I’m thrilled that they are so popular in home decor right now.

These little plants created a sweet design element for the table and it was another small gift that I could send home with our moms.

How to Make Table Decor Your Guests Will Love

Although I used this as a part of my Mother’s Day table decor, this craft is something you can easily make for any occasion. It’s also amazingly quick to put together which is nice when you have a lot of plates that you are spinning in preparation for your next event.

How to Make Pretty Succulent Table Décor

Supplies for Pretty Succulent Table Décor

**This post contains affiliate links. Many of the supplies listed can be found at your local craft store, however, the links have been provide for your convenience in recreating this project.**

How to Make Table Decor Your Guests Will Love

How to Make Pretty Succulent Table Décor

Spray Pots

How to Make Table Decor Your Guests Will Love

For quick application choose a spray paint that has paint and primer all in one. This allows you to get even coverage in two light coats.

Add Decorative Tape

How to Make Table Decor Your Guests Will Love

Once the pots have thoroughly dried, you can apply Washi tape to your pot. Because the pots taper toward the bottom, I opted to add the Washi tape to the top rim. This coral tape matched my table decor palette perfectly and was the ideal size for the rim of the mini pot.

Follow along the edge and smooth out any wrinkles or bubbles that develop as you go.

How to Make Table Decor Your Guests Will Love

 Transplant Succulents

How to Make Table Decor Your Guests Will Love

When you’ve finished decorating the pot, transplant your succulent and add it to your table.

So easy!

How to Make Table Decor Your Guests Will Love

A little pop of greenery is perfect for entertaining year round. Plus who doesn’t want to leave with a cute party favor?!

How to Make Table Decor Your Guests Will Love

Do you have a particular plant that is near and dear to your heart? What is your favorite way to add greenery into your home entertaining? Do you make custom party favors for your guests? Share your favorite ideas in the comments below.

How to Make Table Decor Your Guests Will Love