I was browsing the local dollar store last weekend and stumbled upon something surprising. A small display of faux succulents that actually didn't look too bad and were only $1 each!
My first thought was "If a trend is discovered at the Dollar Tree and no one's around to see you buy it, is it still a trend?" Then I cast aside the notion that I shouldn't invest money in fleeting trends because EVERYTHING IS A DOLLAR HERE and emptied the display into my cart. Well, not really. Some of them looked pretty fake. I parked it in front of the display and sorted out the more realistic ones. Obviously, they're not going to be perfect but, considering they're likely comprised of 100% lead, I am pretty impressed.
While I was there, I also picked up a few floral foam cubes, a floral foam wreath form, a bag of white rocks, two plastic hanging bubbles, and a small plastic shallow dish. The whole way home, I was giddy with inspiration for making these succers look fancy.
First, I just threw them all into a wooden crate so I could take photos to alert everyone I know that THE DOLLA STORE HAS SUCCULENTS. Then I got down to business. Below, I've detailed five ways to use these dollar store succulents. The goal was to keep these projects as low-cost as possible. Let me know how you think I did in the comments below.
1. THROW THEM IN A BOWL. DRINK WINE.
No artistic talents? No interest in honing your crafting skills? No worries. Just throw these bad boys in a bowl. Make sure the stems aren't showing. Now pour yourself a glass of wine and recline. You've got a cheap, cute, trendy plant arrangement to show off to your friends.
2. SPRUCE UP YOUR WINTER WREATH. DRINK WINE.
I keep a wreath on my front door year-round. It's a pretty realistic faux cedar wreath that's no longer sold anywhere online, as far as I can tell. But here's a pretty cool fern leaf wreath that's about the same size.
I've created a tutorial for replacing your winter accents with these succulents and it's located here.
3. CREATE A SUCCULENT WREATH USING ONLY DOLLAR STORE SUPPLIES AND WINE.
I figured I should at least show you one craft at was entirely comprised of supplies from the dollar store. Otherwise, can we really call this a Dollar Store Craft? Wouldn't we have to call it Is Anyone Else Drunk Off All This Wine Yet?
4. STICK THAT WREATH YOU JUST MADE IN A HEXAGONAL BOX AND PUT IT ON A TABLE OR HANG IT ON A DOOR.
Also, eat a slice of bread for goodness sake. You're getting sloppy. Tutorial here.
5. CREATE HANGING SUCCULENT GLOBES THAT WILL MAKE YOUR HOUSE SMELL LESS LIKE ALL THAT WINE YOU JUST DRANK.
Using essential oils and the rocks I found at the dollar store, I added a nice fresh spring scent to my kitchen. No flame necessary. Tutorial here.
Comment below and tell me what you plan to do with your Dollar Store succulents. I'll feature my favorite answer on Instagram this coming Friday.