Creating a beautiful centerpiece can be overwhelming and expensive. I’m sharing how to create a show-stopping arrangement with a budget-friendly clam shell with succulents that won’t break the bank!
I am currently designing our backyard makeover and I went on a search for decor inspiration. I found several clam shells from Pottery Barn and Burke Decor, but they were all so expensive. My friend Meg has the best way of finding designer looks for less and she recently found a large clam shell at Home Depot. I was blown away by how gorgeous it is and how much it looks like the expensive designer shells. It is a total statement piece and I couldn’t wait to decorate one myself!
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How to Make a Clam Shell Succulent Centerpiece
Items Used to Make a DIY Clam Shell Succulent Centerpiece
- Large Clam Shell – This clam shell is substantial and it’s only $39, which is a steal compared to other retailers.
- Spanish Moss – Spanish moss can be found at most hobby stores and I’m sharing from Amazon for convenience.
- Faux Succulents – I have several boxes of leftover decor from other projects, so I was able to source these faux succulents for free. You will find these at most hobby stores as well.
How to Make a DIY Clam Shell Arrangement in 2 Easy Steps
- Starting with an empty shell, layer in moss. Gently break up the moss to give it a fuller appearance.
- Fill with faux succulents, putting the trailing plants on the outer edges to drape over the sides.
The ideas are limitless with this craft and you can use this shell to house anything. I can also picture it on a coffee table as a catchall and as a place to store your remotes. I think it would be great with soil and real succulents as well, but you might need to holes for proper drainage. I’ve also seen interior designers pack the shells with orchids for a traditional look!
I’m so in love with the end result and thankful for my friend Meg. It looks great in our living room for the moment but I do plan on sitting it on our outdoor dining table. Look at how pretty Meg’s centerpiece looks at her new home and isn’t that view so beautiful?