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Wonderful Succulent Christmas Tree

We turned our simple home-made willow cone into a wonderful Succulent Christmas Tree - This wonderful centrepiece can be used both in the house and garden, and would make a fabulous original gift.

 

We turned our simple home-made willow cone into a wonderful Succulent Christmas Tree - This wonderful centrepiece can be used both in the house and garden, and would make a fabulous original gift.

We used our rustic willow cone for this project, but you could just as easily fashion your cone form out of other materials such as chicken wire.

 

We turned our simple home-made willow cone into a wonderful Succulent Christmas Tree - This wonderful centrepiece can be used both in the house and garden, and would make a fabulous original gift.

We lined our cone with moss, and filled the center with bulb fibre.

 

We turned our simple home-made willow cone into a wonderful Succulent Christmas Tree - This wonderful centrepiece can be used both in the house and garden, and would make a fabulous original gift.

And then used a covering of moss and some wire to hold everything in place.

 

We turned our simple home-made willow cone into a wonderful Succulent Christmas Tree - This wonderful centrepiece can be used both in the house and garden, and would make a fabulous original gift.

We actually quite like the look of our cone just filled with moss!

 

We turned our simple home-made willow cone into a wonderful Succulent Christmas Tree - This wonderful centrepiece can be used both in the house and garden, and would make a fabulous original gift.

Then it was just a matter of planting our succulents. We managed to find some plants at the nursery which had loads of little baby plants, so we gently broke the babies off and used a pencil to make a hole to insert them into. These baby plants don't have much in the way of roots at present, by succulents are tenacious by nature, so we are hopeful they will soon settle in and take root in their new home.

 

We turned our simple home-made willow cone into a wonderful Succulent Christmas Tree - This wonderful centrepiece can be used both in the house and garden, and would make a fabulous original gift.

We had a selection of succulents with different colours and leaf shape, so we tried to dot them around in a pleasing arrangement.

 

We turned our simple home-made willow cone into a wonderful Succulent Christmas Tree - This wonderful centrepiece can be used both in the house and garden, and would make a fabulous original gift.

Although succulents are very tolerant of drought conditions we will be keeping our succulent Christmas tree outside in our moist autumn air to give the young plants a chance to grow and root in before bringing it inside for Christmas.

 

We turned our simple home-made willow cone into a wonderful Succulent Christmas Tree - This wonderful centrepiece can be used both in the house and garden, and would make a fabulous original gift.

Where we think it'll make a rather original Christmas feature.

 

We turned our simple home-made willow cone into a wonderful Succulent Christmas Tree - This wonderful centrepiece can be used both in the house and garden, and would make a fabulous original gift.

We'd be delighted if you'd share our tutorial so we can inspire others...

 

We turned our simple home-made willow cone into a wonderful Succulent Christmas Tree - This wonderful centrepiece can be used both in the house and garden, and would make a fabulous original gift.

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  • Reply Recycle Those Tin Cans to Make a Christmas Tree - A Crafty Mix

    […] recently saw the most amazing succulent Christmas tree on Craft Invaders  that was just WOW!!! So with that bit of inspiration floating around we decided to make our own […]

    November 28, 2016 at 12:56 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      Adore your succulent tin can Christmas tree Michelle, love that our one inspired you :)

      December 2, 2016 at 8:19 am
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