How to Make a Wonderful Succulent Christmas Tree

by Sarah - Craft Invaders

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 also 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 as a base for our succulent Christmas tree, but you could just as easily fashion your cone form out of other materials such as chicken wire or a tomato cage.

 

 

Succulents come in a huge array of colours and shapes. They are also super hardy and grow happily in all sorts of environments. Our first moss and succulent creation was our gorgeous Chicken Wire, Moss and Succulent Toadstool.

 

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. 

How to Build a Succulent Christmas Tree

We started by lining our cone with moss, and filling the centre 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.

 

Planting our Succulent Christmas Tree

Next we planted our succulents.

We managed to find some succulents at the nursery that had loads of little baby plants. 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.

 

For another unusual way to display your succulents check out our adorable Succulent Hedgehog made out of recycled materials.

 

This wonderful Succulent Christmas Tree centrepiece can be used both in the house and garden, and would make a fabulous original gift. #succulent #Christmastree

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Sarah - Craft Invaders December 2, 2016 - 8:19 am

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

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Sarah - Craft Invaders November 15, 2016 - 1:51 pm

Thank you so much for featuring us, and for your kind words Michelle x

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Sweet Inspiration #31 - KreativK November 5, 2016 - 6:48 am

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Sarah - Craft Invaders November 7, 2016 - 9:47 am

Thank you for featuring our succulent Christmas tree, it really is simple to make but we love how it turned out 🙂

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Sweet Inspiration Link Party #31 - Repurposing Junkie November 4, 2016 - 2:50 pm

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Sarah - Craft Invaders November 7, 2016 - 9:46 am

Thank you so much for featuring us, we are delighted you like our succulent Christmas tree 🙂

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Katrin November 3, 2016 - 8:39 pm

This succulent christmas tree is so so beautiful! You are so creative, I would have never ever thought of this and I love it!!!

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Sarah - Craft Invaders November 7, 2016 - 9:45 am

Thank you Katrin, I am having such a love affair with succulents at the moment – everything I look at I wonder if I could grow succulents in it 🙂

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Nikki Frank-Hamilton October 31, 2016 - 12:36 pm

This is the coolest. I loved the rustic willow cone all by itself. But now that you’ve added the moss and succulents I am even more smitten. What is bulb fiber? Just want to make sure if I make this that I do it right. I will probably have to purchase moss, there isn’t much of that around here. And I love the way it looks. The succulents look like hens and chicks, they multiply in their second year, this is going to fill out nicely! So cool!

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Sarah - Craft Invaders November 3, 2016 - 10:29 am

Thanks Nikki, you are right, they are chicks and hens 🙂 Bulb fibre is just the compost they sell here for planting bulbs in – I’d say its just a coarser version of regular compost, more like a home made one – I used it as I thought the bigger particles would stay in the shape better without any risk of it getting washed out.

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Karen October 29, 2016 - 1:25 pm

This is so creative and a nice departure from traditional Christmas colors and elements. Love this!

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Sarah - Craft Invaders November 3, 2016 - 10:26 am

Thanks Karen, I’d love to have a totally natural Christmas look this year but cant see the kids going for it – they love the bling look!

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Kellie October 25, 2016 - 2:03 pm

You are, as always, amazing. I have become a lover of odd Christmas tree’s. Unfortunantly my family doesn’t share my passion. I love this.

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Sarah - Craft Invaders November 3, 2016 - 10:22 am

Thank you Kellie 🙂 I hope you are all keeping well xxx

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ana@carpe_diem October 25, 2016 - 12:06 pm

Yes, it is going to be beautifuuuul

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Sarah - Craft Invaders November 3, 2016 - 10:21 am

Thank you Ana – I had such fun looking around your blog too 🙂

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Michelle October 25, 2016 - 11:38 am

Oh my Sarah, this is such a beautiful tree and those little baby succulents will definitely be settled by the time Christmas comes. They such rewarding plants. I love this so much, stunning idea

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Sarah - Craft Invaders November 3, 2016 - 10:20 am

Thank you Michelle, I am currently having a love affair with succulents, not least because the seem to be almost impossible to kill!

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Leanna October 24, 2016 - 5:40 pm

Great idea. Especially for those of you lucky enough to have a year around growing season. I could do this in a topiary for the holidays. Very nice.

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Sarah - Craft Invaders November 3, 2016 - 10:19 am

These succulents seem to cope well with our climate so I’m hoping they will bed in before Christmas – I thought it’d be nice to gift something that can be popped outside after the holidays are over 🙂

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