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Making a Baby Succulent Christmas Tree


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November 17, 2019

Baby Succulent Christmas TreeHere is a tutorial on how to make this adorable baby succulent Christmas tree. It is perfect to display in your home or to make as gifts!

Note: To achieve your Christmas tree form, you could use any tree/cone foam, wires, or even chicken wire.

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As reference, for my Christmas tree form - I repurposed faux flower stems (flowers used for a different project), a can top, and hot glue!

Total Time: 1 hour

Supplies:

  • succulent cuttings
  • scissors
  • hot glue
  • jar lid
  • faux flower stems
  • sphagnum moss
  • ribbon
  • rope
Baby Succulent Christmas Tree - supplies
 

Steps:

  1. I used the flowers for a different project and I saved the stems which was really useful in this project. Bend the stem into the shape of a V.
  2. Baby Succulent Christmas Tree - bend the stem into the shape of a V
     
  3. Glue it down to the jar lid to achieve a structured upside V shape.
  4. Baby Succulent Christmas Tree - glue the stems to the jar lid
     
    Baby Succulent Christmas Tree - close up of stems bent and glued inside the jar lid
     
    Baby Succulent Christmas Tree - tree shape, upside down V
     
  5. Fill completely with moss.
  6. Baby Succulent Christmas Tree - beginning to fill the void with moss
     
    Baby Succulent Christmas Tree - V shape filled with moss
     
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  7. Using rope tie it around the inverted stem securing the moss.
  8. Baby Succulent Christmas Tree - tie rope/twine around it to secure the moss
     
    Baby Succulent Christmas Tree - side view of moss tied in place
     
  9. You will need a lot of assorted baby succulent cuttings.
  10. Baby Succulent Christmas Tree - succulents ready to be placed in the moss filled form
     
  11. Now you are ready to arrange your succulent cuttings and position into place (hot glueing into place is recommended).
  12. Baby Succulent Christmas Tree - adding succulents
     
    Baby Succulent Christmas Tree - glueing them in place
     
    Baby Succulent Christmas Tree - continuing
     
    Baby Succulent Christmas Tree - new babies added
     
    Baby Succulent Christmas Tree - halfway done
     
    Baby Succulent Christmas Tree - nearing the top
     
  13. Continue to add succulent cuttings until you cover as much moss as you can!
  14. Baby Succulent Christmas Tree - keep adding cutting to cover the moss
     
    Baby Succulent Christmas Tree - dense coverage working to the top
     
    Baby Succulent Christmas Tree - well covered tree
     
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  15. Using ribbon, cut and tie into a bow. (Make 2)
  16. Baby Succulent Christmas Tree - making a red bow (2)
     
  17. To complete the tree, hot glued the two bows together for the topper! Your tree is ready to display (attached all around views of my tree)
  18. Baby Succulent Christmas Tree - looking down on red bow tree topper (two bows glued together)
     
    Baby Succulent Christmas Tree
     
    Baby Succulent Christmas Tree - tree with double bow from the front
     
    Baby Succulent Christmas Tree
     
    Baby Succulent Christmas Tree
     
    Baby Succulent Christmas Tree
     
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