Fresh and fun for Christmas! Spruces and firs aren't the only Christmas trees this year. We're using succulents to showcase this season's spirit. This DIY tabletop tree makes the perfect holiday centerpiece.


We made sure to use a variety of hues of succulents to make our Christmas tree pop. Keep your eyes peeled for purplish hues in addition to the bright and more muted greens. Instead of a traditional Christmas centerpiece, try making this pretty DIY tabletop tree. Display it throughout the holiday season. 

What You'll Need:

  • Shallow bowl
  • Succulent soil
  • Cone topiary frame
  • Geotextile fabric
  • Spaghnum moss
  • Various sized succulents
  • Decorative moss

Step 1: Form the Base

Fill your shallow bowl with succulent soil. Then line the cone topiary frame with geotextile fabric. You can find this in the garden section of your hardware store. Trim any fabric hanging below the frame. Fill the lined topiary frame with dampened spaghnum moss. Place the lined and filled topiary frame in the center of the bowl.

Step 2: Add Succulents

Place larger succulents around the bottom of the cone frame topiary in the bowl. Make slits in the geotextile fabric. Place the succulents in the slits, using larger ones toward the bottom and smaller succulents toward the top. Add decorative moss around the succulents. Finish with a decorative star!

Comments (1)

December 9, 2018
I love the look of this; very unique, but realistically, I'm afraid it would be too costly for me to make. There has to be $200 worth of succulents in that display.