How To Create An Easy Summer Centerpiece With Succulents


Hey friends, can you believe summertime is just around the corner? It’s been such a strange spring I think I’m ready for some summer fun and sun, how about you? I’ve been working in my yard and styling our outdoor spaces to get ready for outside entertaining. This easy summer succulent centerpiece (say that fast 10 times!) is the perfect way to add a seasonal touch to your home inside or out.

Here are the supplies you’ll need for your succulent centerpiece:

  • container of your choice. It can be anything you want as long as there is room to create the size look you want
  • small terracotta pot of your choice
  • potting soil
  • white sand
  • pebbles or rock- I chose to combine 2 colors(gray & white) but any color you like would work
  • assortment of succulents- faux or real





First, fill your container 1/2 way with potting soil.



Then cover the soil with your sand in a layer thick enough that the soil doesn’t show through. If you are using faux succulents, you don’t have to use the soil but I used it to take up more volume instead of buying more sand.

The sand prevents the dirt from showing and provides a good base for your layer of rock. The white sand just makes the rock look more vibrant.



Next, decide where you want to place your small pot. I placed mine a little off center so I could have some succulents spilling off to the side.



Once you have your pot placed, start filling the top with your rock surrounding the pot in a nice layer.



Now it’s time for the fun part, adding your plants. Be sure to get a good selection of various, sizes, shapes and colors. Making sure not to place like colors next to each other. There is no wrong way to do this. Just create an arrangement you like. Since there is no gluing you can play around with the looks as much as you need to. Summertime is carefree and your summer centerpiece should be too.



That’s all there is to it. If you decide to use real succulents. just spray your arrangement with water every so often. Just don’t over water them.



I hope you like this easy tutorial for a summertime succulent centerpiece (haha I like trying to say this) What is your favorite thing about summer? Mine is definitely being outside enjoying long days and relaxing nights. I hope you try and make one for yourself to beautify your home for summer. Let me know if you have any questions. I’ll be sharing lots of fun summer ideas so be sure to subscribe to the blog so you won’t miss a post.


Happy Decorating

May 15, 2020

  1. Laura Kellogg says:

    Beautiful, Deb! Once again, I think I have all these things in the attic and shed but have never thought about putting it together like this. Thanks!

    • says:

      Hi Laura,

      Yay you should definitely make one, it would look great on your beautiful patio!


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