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Metal Tray Succulent Design


Hello everyone! I recently created a metal tray succulent display, and I love how it turned out. This DIY project takes just a few materials, and most of them I purchased at my local Dollar Tree. 

Video tutorial

Materials needed

One metal bottle cap--Purchased at Dollar Tree, and yes, it is labeled metal bottle cap in the craft

 section of the store

One glass candle holder--Purchased at Dollar Tree

Chalk paint--I'm using black for the metal cap, and mineral for the glass candle holder.

Faux Succulents- My main big succulent was purchased at Dollar Tree. Smaller ones were purchased a while back at Michael's.

Floral snips

Hot glue


Spanish moss-Purchased at Dollar Tree

Home sweet home mini sign--Purchased at Michaels

Start by taking the rope off of your metal cap. The rope was originally there for hanging your metal cap. For this project, we don't need it. Just poke them through the holes on each side. 

Next, apply your black paint onto your metal cap. Between coats, I used a blow dryer to help with the drying process. You will need around four coats of chalk paint to completely cover your metal cap.

Now you are ready to apply paint to your glass candle holder. Take your candle holder, and apply your paint onto the glass surface. I'm using a paint called mineral. I applied around four coats of paint and repeated the drying process with this as I did for the metal cap.

Next, take your adhesive, and hot glue. Apply a thin layer of your adhesive onto your glass candle holder.  You can apply both hot glue, and adhesive for extra hold. 

Once everything is completely dry, take your succulents, and floral snips. If needed cut any long stems. I pre-cut my succulents to size.

Taking your succulents, apply a small amount of hot glue on the bottom side of each succulent flower. 

Add each succulent to the front side of your metal cap. 

All that is left is to take your Spanish moss and add it behind your succulents, and a little behind your mini sign. I added a thin layer of hot glue before placing my moss down.

Once you have added your succulents, take your mini sign and add it on the inside back section of your metal cap using a little hot glue. --You can do this step before adding your moss, or after.

You're all done! All that is left is to display your beautiful creation. 

Thank you so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out my YouTube channel for more tutorials, and fun projects---Steph Creates-DIY Home & Crafts

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  1. I love succulents, your tray looks pretty! Thanks so much for linking up at the Unlimited Link Party 73. Pinned.

    1. Dee,
      thank you so much! And it's always a pleasure linking up at your link parties. Thank you. =)

  2. Your succulent tray looks fab, it'll be a feature at Handmade Monday this coming week :-)

  3. Visiting again to say thanks so much for linking up at A Themed Linkup 141 for Trays. Shared.

    1. Dee, thank you for always hosting many different link parties. They are always so much fun to share at. 💗

  4. Stephanie, CONGRATS! Your post is FEATURED at #AThemedLinkup 142 for Handcrafted Jewelry from the previous linkup for Trays.

  5. What an affordable, cute project. I love succulents. Thank you for sharing your inspiration.

    1. Thank you! Succulents have always been a favorite of mine. Thank you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts with me. :)

  6. This is so cute and gorgeous, love succulents and this is a great way to have them on display.
    Thanks so much for participating and sharing at SSPS 292. See you again next week!

    1. Thank you so much. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed my succulent tray design. :)

  7. Thanks for sharing with us I'm featuring you this week when the next To Grandma's house we go link party starts!

    1. Thank you so much. Excited to have my post featured at your party. :)

  8. Love this! I appreciate you taking the time to show us the steps to make this lovely succulent piece.
    Thanks so much for sharing this tutorial with Sweet Tea & Friends this month.


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