DIY Rustic Succulent Centerpiece

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 This DIY Rustic Succulent Centerpiece is a fun way to incorporate succulent plants into your outdoor living space. These low maintenance plants make a lovely summer centerpiece.

Hi, I’m Ang from Juggling Act Mama – a lifestyle blog where I share recipes, crafts and DIY projects and more for busy moms that want to do it all. I’m excited to be sharing this project here at Little House Living today! My latest gardening project is this pretty DIY Rustic Succulent Centerpiece. It’s easier than it looks, I promise! Don’t be afraid of drilling the holes. This whole project DIY Rustic Succulent Centerpiece took us just 30 minutes.

Succulents are easy to grow and maintain, so they’re perfect for the gardening novice and expert alike. They can grow in really small amounts of dirt, allowing you to plant them in unusual places! We used a variety of Hens and Chicks, which are my favorite succulents. Hens and Chicks grow close together in a rosette design. The hen is the main plant, and the chicks, or ‘babies’, are can be transplanted easily. These succulents multiply quickly within the room they’re given. Hens and Chicks do best in well-drained soil and do especially well in rock gardens and terrariums.

DIY Rustic Succulent Centerpiece

This DIY Rustic Succulent Centerpiece is perfect for outdoor entertaining or a cozy dinner for two at the picnic table on a warm summer evening. When you are finished with it adorning your table, place it in the garden for everlasting charm! It also makes a lovely housewarming or hostess gift as well.

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  • 1 Half Birch Log (or soft wood of your choice)
  • Drill
  • 3″ Woodhole saw bit
  • 1/4″ drill bit
  • Chisel or Flathead screwdriver
  • Succulent plants
  • Jumbo tea light candles
    Small rocks (optional)


  1. Attach the hole bit to the drill, per manufacturer instructions.succulent 2
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  2. Drill holes across the flat , cut surface of the wood about 1-2″ apart and halfway deep. NOTE* Because you are not drilling all the way through the wood circle will put come out, use the chisel of a flat head screwdriver to break it out. Ours split into 3 pieces and popped right out.succulent 4
  3. Remove the hole saw bit from the drill and attach the 1/4″ drill bit. Finish drilling through the existing hole in the bottom of the log for drainage.succulent 5
  4. Plant a succulent into each hole in the middle. Place a tea light candle at each end.
  5. Clean off the excess dirt and place the rocks around the succulents of you would like. (We didn’t use the rocks because our log was slightly tipsy and I liked the look of the wood.)succulent final 1

That’s it, just five simple steps and you have a beautiful DIY Rustic Succulent Centerpiece to keep or give away.

I’m Ang from Juggling Act Mama – a lifestyle blog where I share recipes, crafts and DIY projects and more for busy moms that want to do it all.


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  1. I absolutely love this idea! This is so cute and I cannot wait to try it! I also love succulents and think this would be great for entertaining.

  2. This is so cute. I love succulents. Wishing you a wonderful summer. Linda #Crafts a la mode

  3. Love it! The combo of succulents and the birch log is so pretty. Great idea.

  4. Loving this idea! I could make it as long or as thin as I want or need. It’s beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at DI & DI, we love having you and always look forward to your posts.


  5. Cute idea and I have two birch candleholders I could use this for! Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Sharing on G+! Have a great week!

  6. I love this idea! I especially love your choice of birch. Can’t beat the white, black and green for a fresh look and it can be dressed up as the season changes, too!

  7. Love this rustic succulent centerpiece! I’m a “sucker” for these adorable plants… putting them in your planter just made them even cuter! Thanks for sharing at my Creative Ways Link Party!