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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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    […] 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 […]

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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
  • Reply Join us for the 32nd Sweet Inspiration Link Party - A Crafty Mix

    […] a sucker for succulents and this gorgeous creation that Sarah from Craft Invaders made must be one of the most beautiful Christmas trees I have ever […]

    November 11, 2016 at 8:58 am
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    […] a sucker for succulents and this gorgeous creation that Sarah from Craft Invaders made must be one of the most beautiful Christmas trees I have ever […]

    November 5, 2016 at 6:48 am
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

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

      November 7, 2016 at 9:47 am
  • Reply Sweet Inspiration Link Party #31 - Repurposing Junkie

    […] a sucker for succulents and this gorgeous creation that Sarah from Craft Invaders made must be one of the most beautiful Christmas trees I have ever […]

    November 4, 2016 at 2:50 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

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

      November 7, 2016 at 9:46 am
  • Reply Katrin

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

    November 3, 2016 at 8:39 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      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 🙂

      November 7, 2016 at 9:45 am
  • Reply Nikki Frank-Hamilton

    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!

    October 31, 2016 at 12:36 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      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.

      November 3, 2016 at 10:29 am
  • Reply Karen

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

    October 29, 2016 at 1:25 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      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!

      November 3, 2016 at 10:26 am
  • Reply Kellie

    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.

    October 25, 2016 at 2:03 pm
  • Reply ana@carpe_diem

    Yes, it is going to be beautifuuuul

    October 25, 2016 at 12:06 pm
  • Reply Michelle

    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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    October 25, 2016 at 11:38 am
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

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

      November 3, 2016 at 10:20 am
  • Reply Leanna

    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.

    October 24, 2016 at 5:40 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      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 🙂

      November 3, 2016 at 10:19 am

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