Succulent Driftwood Centerpiece

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November 17, 2020

Succulent Driftwood Centerpiece - finished centerpiece planter lying on flagstoneMake this beautiful succulent driftwood centerpiece for little to free (if you have the supplies on hand).

You can find driftwood along the beach, river, and lakes. Or, if you can't find any, some people sell driftwood online or check locally.


Total Time: 1 hr


  • driftwood
  • sphagnum moss
  • water
  • bucket
  • fishing line, I used Trilene brand
  • chopstick
  • scissors
  • succulents/airplants
  • hot glue
Succulent Driftwood Centerpiece - supplies


  1. Soak some moss in water for 15-30 minutes before using.
  2. Succulent Driftwood Centerpiece -soak the moss
  3. Squeeze water out of moss and stuff into the crevices of the driftwood.
  4. Succulent Driftwood Centerpiece - squeeze out excess water and stuff moss into crevasses on driftwood
  5. Wrap fishing line around wood several times securing the moss into place.
  6. Succulent Driftwood Centerpiece - wrap with fishing line to secure the moss
    Succulent Driftwood Centerpiece - wrapped driftwood, bottom
    Succulent Driftwood Centerpiece - wrapped wood as seen from planting side
  7. Using a chopstick poke holes into the moss so you can plant the succulents or airplants into your driftwood.
  8. Succulent Driftwood Centerpiece - poke planting holes with the chopstick
    Succulent Driftwood Centerpiece - plant succulents or airplants
    Succulent Driftwood Centerpiece - continue adding plants

  9. For some succulents you may have to use hot glue to have them stay in place.
  10. Succulent Driftwood Centerpiece - use hot glue if needed to hold plants in place
    Succulent Driftwood Centerpiece - planting done
  11. You're ready to display your centerpiece indoors, outdoors, or give as a gift!
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November 17, 20200 found this helpful

That turned out really nice! Thanks for sharing.

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November 17, 20200 found this helpful

Thank you! Completed ones online sell for quite expensive, so glad I could make it for literally free since I had all the supplies and found the driftwood along the beach!

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November 18, 20210 found this helpful

Will the plants survive being hot glued to the moss???

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