Decorating with Fake Plants to Create a Spring Centerpiece

Decorating with Fake Plants

 Tips to Create a Spring Centerpiece with Succulents and Small Terra Cotta Pots

Decorating with fake plants and small terra cotta pots is a great way to create a garden inspired centerpiece for Spring. Recently, when staging, I created a vignette that I think would be perfect for a Spring tablescape and an indoor or outdoor coffee table. Therefore, I want to share how I created this centerpiece and a few tips to decorating with fake plants in your home.

If you didn’t know, one of my jobs is a stager at The Findery in Waco, Texas. It is a home decor and furniture store located right next to Magnolia Market and the Silos!  Therefore, I get to play with decor all day.  It is a dream job! You can read more about The Findery, on this blog post, or check out their website, here.

What you Need:

  • Potted Succulent Plants
  • Assorted Fake Plants or Greenery Stems
  • Small Terra Cotta Pots
  • Vintage Wood Crate
  • Books for Stacking
  • Optional: Spring Scented Candle



What You Do:

  1. First, start with a wooden crate, box or tray.  For instance, I am using a vintage crate, but you can even DIY your own with reclaimed wood like I did, here.
  2. Second, place 2-3 stacks of old books into the crate. The goal is to vary the height of objects in the crate, while allowing the objects to be seen as well.
  3. Then, add 1-2 large potted succulent plants into the crate.
  4. Next, fill in with stacks of small terra cotta pots. I like to stack pots in groups of 3 or 5.  In addition, lay a few stacked pots on their side to create a different texture.
  5. The last thing to do is to fill in with fake succulent picks or stems. For instance, place stems in a couple of the empty pots or any holes between the pottery that show the bottom of the crate.

Optional: Add your favorite Spring scented candle! I love this one called Fresh Cut Flowers.


I just love how this simple garden inspired centerpiece turned out.  It’s a great way to bring a little bit of the outdoors in!


Tips to Decorating with Fake Plants

  • Buy only high quality, realistic looking fake plants.
  • Avoid plants that look super glossy, or plasticy. Pay attention to the stems or branches, too.
  • Fake succulents, cactus or rubber plants tend to look more realistic than other fake plants.
  • Transfer to nice pottery if it isn’t already in one.
  • Add pebbles or moss to pots if it isn’t already covered in something realistic.
  • Dust fake plants often with a feather duster or microfiber cloth.

To be honest, I love decorating with fake plants, because I have no green thumb.  Therefore, none of the plants in my home are real. Shhh, it’s our secret.


If you like decorating with fake plants, too, save this to your Pinterest board!

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One thought on “Decorating with Fake Plants to Create a Spring Centerpiece

  1. Amy I love this post! I am not a real plant in the home type of person so I love working with faux plants. You have brought us some great inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

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