DIY vintage succulent centrepiece

DIY Vintage Succulent Centrepiece | VinYet ETC

DIY vintage succulent centrepiece.

Hello Friends, welcome back to #12MonthsOfDIY Instagram challenge,  this month we are using faux florals but not just any faux florals… we are using some of the best quality faux florals I have ever seen. This month’s challenge is being sponsored by and I could not be happier with the product we received, amazing! | VinYet ETC

I’ve been wanting to use this vintage scale as a floral centrepiece since I first received it as a birthday gift from Mr. He really gets me, isn’t it just beautiful!? Don’t worry if you don’t happen to have a scale, you can make an amazing centrepiece in almost anything.


Materials you will need:

  • Round floral form (I cut mine in half)
  • An assortment of faux succulents, in varying colours, shapes and sizes  (I used a combination of what I ordered from Afloral and what I had in my stash, I may have an obsession with succulents and by may I mean I think I need an intervention)
  • Glue gun (with glue sticks)
  • Scissors
  • Some decorative stones (mine are from the dollar store)
  • Reindeer moss (bright green)
  • Spanish moss (dried)

DIY steps :

  1. If required cut round floral form in half and place it in your container (mine fit perfectly in the scale’s pan once it was cut in half)
  2. Arrange and play with your faux succulents until you are happy with how they look, this may take a bit of arranging don’t worry though the floral form is very forgiving
  3. Once you are happy with the layout take the succulents up one at a time and hot glue them into place on the form
  4. Once all of your succulents are glued in place wind some Spanish moss in and around your arrangement
  5. Fill any bare areas with reindeer moss and finish off the centrepiece with decorative rocks

Simple as THAT and just in time for some Fall vignetting I’m doing around here, stay tuned for that post.

DIY Vintage Succulent Centrepiece | VinYet ETC

So cute!

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I absolutely love how it turned out!


Thank you so much for stopping in, until next time! xo


PS: Have you joined us for any of our past Instagram #12MonthsOfDIY challenges? So far we’ve used felt, spray paint, mod podge, fabric, mason jars and SO much more. We really do love seeing your projects and hope you’ll join in this month with your own #fauxfloral DIY project. Our favourite DIY will be featured on all 12 of our Instagram accounts on September 30th.

Now it’s time to see the rest of the DIY faux floral project ideas from my Canadian blogging friends!

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From the top left, they are:

Succulent Naked Cake from Life Is A Party

DIY Fall Floral Log Centerpiece With Tea Light Candles from Woman In Real Life

Daisy Frame Art With Free Printables from Lifeovereasy

Faux Floral Fall Decor from Brooklyn Berry Designs

A Fall Copper Centrepiece from Love Create Celebrate

DIY Vintage Succulent Centrepiece from Vin’yet Etc.

Silk Flower Lighted Branches Floral Arrangement Tutorial from Time With Thea

DIY Faux Floral Art from Heather in Heels

DIY Fall Floral Centrepiece from PMQ for Two

Easy DIY Burlap and Floral Fall Wreath from Sustain My Craft Habit

Faux Floral and Leaf Garland for a Fall Tablescape from The DIY Mommy

Plants for a Windowless Room from Fresh Crush

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by, As always, all of the opinions here are my very own and I only recommend companies that I love and use myself.

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  • Reply Joann @ Woman in Real Life September 21, 2016 at 8:20 am

    I loooove the uniqueness the vintage scale brings to this project! (Good job on the gift Bud!) And your arrangement of the succulents is perfection. Great work all around! xo Jo

    • Reply Laurie September 23, 2016 at 6:44 am

      Thank you Joann, he totally gets me, I’m a lucky lady! xo

  • Reply Becki September 21, 2016 at 10:28 am

    Good lord! This is SOO pretty!! Love the vintage scale!

    • Reply Laurie September 23, 2016 at 6:44 am

      Thanks girl, you’re so sweet! <3

  • Reply Heather September 21, 2016 at 11:17 am

    This is absolutely beautiful! The vintage scale was MADE for this succulent vin-yet:)

    • Reply Laurie September 23, 2016 at 6:45 am

      Haha thanks Heather, I’m so glad you like it. I’m glad you got to the bottom of my name too, so funny! xo

  • Reply June Peckham September 21, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    This is very beautiful! Love it

    • Reply Laurie September 23, 2016 at 6:47 am

      Hi June!!! Thanks so much for visiting, Becki has told me that you are an amazing floral stylist, I am completely honoured that you like this centrepiece! xoxo PS your daughter is so amazing, you must be so proud! <3

  • Reply Ariel September 22, 2016 at 7:58 am

    1. Love the re-design! so sexy! so chic! Way to go Becki!
    2. This succulent planter idea is great! What a neat way to incorporate your found style with the plants. Smash hit!

    • Reply Laurie September 23, 2016 at 6:49 am

      Thanks Ariel, it was awesome working with her on the design of the logo, can’t wait to launch it and brag a bit. I love the way the scale has turned out, it was made for these gorgeous succulents!

  • Reply Sonja @Sustainmycrafthabit September 22, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    I can’t get over how real those succulents look! And what an adorable and creative use for that vintage scale. Mr. He totally gets you!

    • Reply Laurie September 23, 2016 at 6:50 am

      Hey lovely lady! He totally does get me, I’m one lucky girl! They look so real, I absolutely love how this project has turned out! xo

  • Reply Clarissa September 22, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    Beautiful!! Love succulents so much <3

    -Clarissa @ The View From Here

    • Reply Laurie September 23, 2016 at 6:53 am

      Thanks Clarissa I love succulents too, these are amazing because they look so real.

  • Reply Dannyelle @ September 23, 2016 at 8:16 am

    Laurie this is so pretty, love the scale, love the succulents, love the moss -gorgeous! Great job.

    • Reply Laurie September 26, 2016 at 4:14 pm

      Thank you Dannyelle! I am half tempted to go order the succulents I missed (aka the ones on your gorgeous cake) can one really have too many? I’m just glad I’m not obsessed with cats! hahaha

  • Reply KIm @TheHypertufaGardener September 23, 2016 at 8:17 am

    Some really nice arrangements. So lovely. I am such a fan of succulents and these are inspiring.

    • Reply Laurie September 26, 2016 at 4:14 pm

      Thank you Kim, I appreciate you popping in! 🙂

  • Reply Wanda September 23, 2016 at 8:58 am

    Gorgeous! What a great idea to put them in the scale! Because I can kill even the most indestructible of plants, I’ll live vicariously through pictures. 😀

    • Reply Laurie September 26, 2016 at 4:15 pm

      Thank you Wanda, these little beauties are not real, I know hard to believe! Thanks for stopping in. 🙂

  • Reply Angie @ Postcards from the Ridge September 23, 2016 at 11:30 am

    This is adorable, Laurie! Two things that are so on trend…vintage and succulents. You always have the best ideas.

    • Reply Laurie September 26, 2016 at 4:15 pm

      Awwwww, thanks friend that’s a sweet thing to say! xo

  • Reply Meegan Fast September 23, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    Laurie, I love your use of the vintage scale. So perfect for Fall and anytime of the year. Thanks for inspiring me. I always enjoy visiting your blog.
    Have a great week, my friend.

    • Reply Laurie September 26, 2016 at 4:16 pm

      Thank you Sweetheart, I’m so glad you paid a visit, I adore my scale, it’s my fave! And succulents, what’s not to love! 😉

  • Reply Lindi September 25, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    Love that vintage scale! You did a beautiful job with the succulents too! Love the trailing ones 🙂

    • Reply Laurie September 26, 2016 at 4:17 pm

      Thanks Lindi, I love the trailing ones too… as much as I try I can’t seem to find the real deal so faux it is!

  • Reply Barb Dickson September 26, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    Its perfect! What a great way to showcase that beautiful scale. Your Mr. Man, is a keeper. 😉 Thanks for including the link for the succulents. I’ll be ordering some, for sure.
    Love the new logo!

  • Reply Shauna September 27, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    You have a way of putting things together to = perfection. Simple and pretty!

  • Reply Brooke September 27, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    I love this. I want to add a succulent grouping to every single vintage item in my house. Except it wouldn’t look as great as what you have done here. Beautiful.

  • Reply Jelica September 28, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    This is seriously amazing! Combining succulents with that gorgeous vintage scale is genius. Just love this!

  • Reply Clarissa September 29, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    I love this little beauty! Turned out so well! <3

    -Clarissa @ The View From Here

  • Reply dani@lifeovereasy October 9, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    Gorgeous! That’s the perfect arrangement for your sweet little scale. So creative!

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