I loaded up on sedums in fall colors and an aloe shaped like the basket. But when I spotted a Euphorbia obesa with multiple offsets, I nearly swooned. It was pricey at $12.99, but I had to have it. Just look how it goes with the gourds!
1. Line the wicker cornucopia with a plastic bag so bits of dry moss don't fall through
2. Use clean rocks as ballast.
3. Fill the cavity with sphagnum moss (from any crafts store). Unlike, say, wadded up newspaper, the moss can get wet if you want to hydrate the roots of small plants and cuttings. Keeping the moss moist helps keep the plants fresh.
4. Starting from the bottom and working up, fill the cornucopia with succulent plants (rootballs included) and cuttings. Stack plants, gourds and dried seed pods so they won't fall forward.
This is basically a floral arrangement, but it’s nice to have the option of removing the succulents after Thanksgiving and planting them. As is, it'll stay fresh for several weeks.
See it come together in my YouTube video, DIY Succulent Cornucopia (3:36).
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