Make a succulent mug gift bouquet the next time you need a little something for a friend or hostess. This transcends the traditional flower-stand bouquet and has utility long afterwards.
Mugs sold individually at home goods stores and secondhand shops make great gifts, especially when filled with succulent rosettes that suggest exotic flowers.
Succulents wired onto faux stems are long lasting and can themselves be planted later as cuttings.
I prefer to use a mug of my own design (available online from my Zazzle store), but any nice one will do.
You’ll need a dozen colorful succulent cuttings…
…sand for ballast (so the stems stay upright), 22-gauge floral wire, stretchy green floral tape, garden snippers, and wire cutters.
Also check out my post on how to make A Succulent Bouquet in Colored Sand. It features wired succulent rosettes in a glass containers filled with layers of sand.
For how to make a wedding or other special occasion succulent bouquet, see my book, Succulents Simplified, pages 162-169.
One of seven sessions of my Craftsy class, Stunning Succulent Arrangements, is How to Make a Succulent Bouquet. Use this link to take the entire class (all seven lessons) at 50% of the regular enrollment price—$20 instead of $40.