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Make a Faux Succulent Planter



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Using fake succulents to make a garden container is not only smart but economical.  Not only do the new faux succulents you can get at craft stores look real but they come in a huge variety.  Not all garden centers carry the vast variety that you can find in faux.  And yes, they really do look real.

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First select a garden container.  We like a large garden bowl or bulb pan.  The width allows for a larger variety of plants spread out instead of them all piled up on each other.  Once you decide on the planter, cut a piece of styro foam to fit inside and approx half way up the planter.  Use glue to attached it to the bottom of the planter.  You may need to criss cross the top of the foam with clean tape attaching the tape to the sides of the planters. No body will see these when you are done.

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Next cover the foam and tape with moss.  Bags of dried moss are available at all craft shots.  Just tuck it around the foam and fill in the gaps with it making sure that no foam is showing.  If the planter is going to sit on a patio table or coffee table we recommend placing the succulents first in the foam then covering the foam with small decorative rocks.  This will allow for rain run off to drain properly.

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Start with the large faux succulents and place them in the middle and one one each side.  Press them into the foam once, do not keep making the holes bigger, just one good punch thru and it should be the height you desire.  Now place med fake succulents ending up with the smallest size.  Use these to fill in around the sides of the garden planter.  Add a string of pearls to drape over the side.  Make sure to work on all sides and you fill in.

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If the potted container will be where wind can get to it we recommend you use a craft glue to glue the stems of the faux succulents once punched thru.  If you are using moss then lay down a bead of glue first and press the moss down firmly on top of it.  End with any decorative touches.  A raffia bow, garden rocks, flower picks.

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