Check out my Succulent Christmas Tree I made using faux succulents. This is a very fun and creative way to use succulents even in the winter for your home, office, or to gift someone this Christmas.
Succulent Christmas Tree
I am a sucker for succulents. So when I bought some faux ones I knew a tree creation for Christmas was in my future. Here is a really easy project you can make and use over and over again.
What Do I Need
Faux Succulents | This will depend on how large or small you are planning to make your tree. So just know that depending on the succulent sizes. It all depends on your foam cone, etc will come in to play on what you need.
Foam Cone | You can buy these at craft stores, Walmart, etc.
Wire Cutters | This is very helpful, you could try something else to make it work but I found the cutters were the best option.
Hot Glue | This is optional if you want to use that to glue your cone to help secure the succulents if you want.
How To Make Cone Succulent Tree
Snip each faux succulent stem to make it around 1″ with wire cutters. Then you will go ahead and start pressing them into the foam cone.
Aim for larger succulents at the bottom to smaller at the top. Work your way around the cone, to fill in all the spots. As you can see I used all kinds of colors and styles to really give this craft depth in color and texture.
If you want, you can use hot glue to help secure the succulents if you want them to be stuck into the cone more. I found just sticking them in worked well and I didn’t need to use glue.
Can You Use Real Succulents
Tips For Storing This Craft
If you want to save this back you can place it in a box or even a plastic container. This is a great way to store tree in a closet for Christmas next year. You could even take some small towels or tissue paper to help it stay secure in a container to prevent losing any of the succulents over time. Then if you have some fallout, simply hot glue in place.
- Faux Succulents (the number you need will be determined on the size of your tree)
- Foam Cone
- Wire Cutters
- Glue Gun
- Snip each faux succulent stem to about 1”.
- Begin inserting the stems into the foam starting with the bigger succulents along the bottom of the cones. (The stems stay on their own without needing glue, but you might want to add some to make it extra secure.)
- Continue adding succulents by winding your way around the foam cone from the base to the top of the cone.
- Fill in blank spaces as needed with the smallest succulents.