December 13, 2018

Seashell Succulent Arrangement

Say this 10 times fast: She sells seashell succulents by the seashore. 

Repeating this tongue twister may be tough, but creating an actual seashell succulent arrangement is easy. Large seashells make beautiful containers to hold flowers and plants, and succulent arrangements in particular will last a long time. 

If you’re wondering where you can get a large seashell, you can find them at crafts stores like Michaels for about $20. That’s also where I purchased the moss needed for this project. As for the succulents, try to get cuttings from your yard or from a friend’s yard. Many succulents look like coral, so they work perfectly with seashells.

What you’ll need:
Large seashell
Succulent cuttings

1. Gather a variety of succulent cuttings. When cutting, try to leave as much of the stem as possible so it can be tucked into the cavity of the seashell. 

2. Soak handfuls of moss in water, and squeeze out the excess moisture. Then stuff the moss into the cavity of the seashell. 

3. Insert the succulent cuttings into the shell. The moss will help hold the succulents in place. Periodically add water to the moss to keep the succulents fresh.

Jonathan Fong is the author of “Flowers That Wow” and “Parties That Wow,” and host of “Style With a Smile” on YouTube. You can see more of his do-it-yourself projects at