Valentine’s Day Vertical Succulent Garden

January 19, 2018

Even if you’re lacking in space, you don’t have to be lacking in love for gardening. Make a vertical succulent garden instead! This vertical succulent garden is perfect for Valentine’s Day and will last forever!

I was provided product samples free of charge from Oriental Trading in exchange for my honest opinion. No other compensation was provided for this post.

I’m all about minimalism these days.  During my decluttering process, I’ve realized that we not only have a lot of stuff, but we have a lot of houseplants, as well.  Pretty funny considering how many I’ve managed to kill over the past few years!  I’ve been repotting some of our plants, making cute little succulent pots, and terrariums.  I’ve even been grouping some of our small plants together so we don’t have pots scattered all over the place. 

About a week ago, I created this adorable succulent planter for the kitchen.  I turned around the other day and one of my plants was barely hanging on!  Until I can learn how to keep these so-called “low maintenance” plants alive, I’ll stick with the fakes!

Remember the Faux Succulent Picks I used for my DIY Boxwood and Succulent Wreath project during the holidays?  I ordered another set of them recently from Oriental Trading.  While I was browsing around their website, I saw these adorable Love Plastic Candy Buffet Containers.  They would be really cute for a wedding or Valentine’s Day event, but I wanted to fill them up with succulents!  

Vertical gardens have become super trendy over the past couple of years.  They’re perfect for small spaces and homes lacking space for outdoor gardens.  Plus, they look really cool hanging on a wall!  I mean, it’s living artwork!  But if you’re like me and your green thumb is looking a little black, a faux version might work better in your home.  Talk about low maintenance!

If your husband’s a stickler like mine about hanging things on the wall, this vertical succulent garden still looks good standing on its own.  In fact, it now sits on top of a shelf on my desk.  It would also make an adorable centerpiece for a Galentine’s Day brunch.  Whether you hang it or not, one thing’s for sure – you won’t have to worry about these plants dying on you!


  • Love Plastic Candy Buffet Containers
  • Hot glue gun + glue sticks
  • Natural Moss
  • Wire cutters
  • Faux Succulent Picks
  • Artificial Hot Pink Rosebuds
  • Faux Baby’s Breath Stems
  • Optional: sawtooth picture hangers


  1. Heat up a hot glue gun.  Stack the candy dishes so the L-O is on top and the V-E is on the bottom.  Glue the candy dishes together.
  2. Glue a layer of natural moss into the bottom of each container.
  3. Next, begin cutting the stems of the Faux Succulent Picks (the number of succulents you use is up to you).  Leave enough stem to glue into the bottom of the containers.  Then, glue the succulents into place.
  4. Cut the stems on the rosebuds and baby’s breath stems, as well.  Then, glue them into place.
  5. Glue a bit more natural moss to fill in the gaps.
  6. If you’re hanging this vertical garden on the wall, glue or carefully hammer sawtooth picture hangers onto the back of the garden and hang.

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to “succ” – see what I did there!  Plus, this is a garden that you can enjoy all year ’round!  Get ready to make your own vertical succulent garden just in time for Valentine’s Day with craft supplies from Oriental Trading!


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  • Reply Melissa January 19, 2018 at 9:44 AM

    Love this! Such a cute idea.

    • Reply Jessica January 20, 2018 at 7:48 PM

      Thanks so much! Glad you like it! 🙂

  • Reply Bekah W January 19, 2018 at 11:23 AM

    I love how the pops of pink brighten up the succulents!

    • Reply Jessica January 20, 2018 at 7:48 PM

      Gotta have a little pink in there for Valentine’s Day! Thanks!

  • Reply Deb Clem-Buckert (@debclembuckert) January 22, 2018 at 10:57 AM

    What a great idea! This turned out so pretty!

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