Make a Succulent Log Centerpiece

Create a one-of-a-kind, organic centerpiece for an indoor or outdoor dining table using a thick branch and a variety of succulents.

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Materials Needed:

  • branch or log at least 6" in diameter
  • variety of small succulents
  • potting mix made specifically for cacti and succulents
  • trowel
  • angle grinder
  • wood-carving blade
  • wood-carving clamps
  • sanding block
  • damp cloth

Select Log

Search your yard for fallen branches or logs at least 6 inches in diameter. This minimum diameter will guarantee soil, roots and succulents have enough space to fit without being too cramped.

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Clean Up and Smooth

To ensure the succulent log is easy to keep clean, remove any loose bark or splinters in the wood with a sanding block. Once the log is smooth, wipe with a damp cloth.

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Carve Wood

Using angle grinder fitted with a wood-carving blade, slowly remove the center of the log. Tip: To keep the log from moving around while grinding, hold it in place with clamps.

Add Potting Soil

After properly mixing potting soil with a trowel, add a 2-inch layer along the bottom of the carved log.

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Insert Succulents

Loosen roots of succulents, then place into soil, ensuring a balanced mix of textures, shapes, heights and colors.

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