If you follow along with me on Instagram, you might recall seeing this fabulous succulent centerpiece that I shared while at the BHG Style Showcase in Des Moines, Iowa about a month ago.
I swore I was going to recreate it as soon as I got home, but alas, between back to school and soccer, I'm just now getting around to it. I have to say it was definitely worth the wait -- I love the way it turned out!
As it turns out, this succulent centerpiece is super easy to create, too. All you need is one of the Better Homes and Gardens Wood Block Rail Candle Holders, priced around $14.97, and some succulent plants from the Walmart Garden department, which start around $2.98 each.
As an FYI, the candle holder is only available in limited stores, but the good news is you can search right online to see which stores near you carry it!
Chances are you won't need any additional potting soil -- there should be plenty in the container with your plants. And you probably won't need three plants, either. One plant with several large blooms should be plenty. But it will also depend on exactly which type of succulent plant you choose since they vary by store.
Using a sharp knife, I sliced each plant into several blooms. Many sites recommended that the blooms sit out for a few days to develop a callous on the end, but the plant I chose already had a fairly woody stem, so I just planted it as is. So far so good! But I'll be sure to update if this doesn't work out.
Succulent plants are very easy to care for, requiring infrequent watering. Place them in a bright, sunny location, and only water when the soil is becoming dry to the touch. Always water at the soil level to avoid wetting the leaves.
I'm a bit of a forgetful gardner, so succulents are the perfect plants for me!
4 More Easy Ways To Update Your Home From BHG
As we head into fall and are spending a little more time indoors, it seems like the natural time to start making small updates to our homes -- both for a change of pace and to start getting them holiday-ready. I've already shared how I refreshed our living room recently, and I can't wait to move onto some of the other rooms in our home with these tips I picked up from Better Homes & Gardens.
1 No need to go out and purchase all new bed linens this season! Layering different colors and patterns of bedding is all the rage right now. So, as long as your sheets and comforters are in good condition, just pick up a few fun patterns and colors and have fun mixing and matching in each room.
2 Lighting is an area that we often take for granted, but it's an easy way to update the look of a room. I fell in love with this adorable ceramic elephant lamp, as did my oldest daughter. I can't find it on Walmart.com, so I'll be on the hunt for it at my local Walmart stores! And if you happen to find one, please point me in the right direction...
3 Grouping like items is an easy way to make a statement in any room. You can either use identical items, as with these wooden candle holders from Better Homes and Gardens, or you can mix and match, using similar items in different finishes or materials.
4 Layering isn't just for the bedroom... This trend is crossing over into dining areas with lots of color, patterns and textures mixed on the tabletop. Stacking different plates, and adding a pop of color with table linens and centerpieces, will make your table look inviting and modern.
Shop Better Homes and Gardens at Walmart to update your home with any or all of these trends -- all without breaking the bank!