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Faux Succulent Rock Garden

 Hi everyone! How are you?  I hope that you all are doing well. Today I will take you through a few steps to create your faux succulent rock garden using one five-dollar wood display box. I found this wood display box at my local Target last year and I honestly wasn't sure what I was going to create. I stashed it away for a few months and I finally decided to create a succulent rock garden. I'm using materials I had from previous crafts. I'll walk you through each step and provide you with a material list.

Faux Succulent Rock Garden Video Tutorial


One wood display box- Purchased at Target in the dollar spot. The box has plastic panels, not glass. The top of the box has a sliding plastic panel so that you can easily remove it and add items.

Peel and stick tile decal or any decal of your choice


Faux succulents

River pebbles-I purchased these at my local Dollar Tree

Paint-I am using black paint 

Optional-lighted leaf garland


Pencil or marker for tracing

Hot glue

Craft knife-optional

Begin by using your paintbrush to apply your paint to your wood box. I used a thinner paint brush to get into spaces around the clear plastic areas. I painted all wood surfaces. You can leave the side you add your decal unpainted.

Next, lay your wood box onto your peel-and-stick paper and begin to trace it using your pencil or marker. I found that using a black marker was easier to see exactly where my marks were at. Once you have traced out your wood box, use your scissors and cut out your traced shape.

You are now ready to add your decal to your wood box. I decided to use hot glue, but you can use any adhesive. I glued the decal onto the outer surface of the box since it would have been too tricky trying to fit it inside the box. If you notice that you have extra on the sides after attaching it, take your craft knife and carefully remove any of the extra decals.

After, take your river pebbles or any smaller rocks and begin to add them inside your wood box. Just add enough of your river pebbles to cover the bottom of your display box.

Take your faux succulents and start to add them to the pebbles. I had my succulents from previous crafts. The sizes range from small to large. 

Lastly, you can add a lighted leaf garland or string lights. I think that it looks beautiful and really adds to the display.

Your wood display succulent rock garden is complete and ready to be displayed. This was a simple craft and I love how it turned out. If you have any questions, please feel free and ask. Comment below! I'll see you soon.

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  1. You are so creative! Looks nice. Thanks so much for linking up at the #UnlimitedLinkParty 101. Shared.

  2. Wow, I love this project, perfect for someone like me who cannot grow umm.. well, anything. I am inviting you to share this post with Whimsy Home Wednesday for a chance to be featured:

    1. Thank you! Yes, I love that anyone can display this without worrying about watering the plants, or even giving it sunlight. :) Thank you so much for stopping by.


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