A box of chocolates certainly makes Valentine’s Day delightful, but for an alternative way to celebrate the occasion, try this fabulous—and fragrant—idea from Southern Lady Magazine. Remove the lid of a heart-shaped paper-mâché box, and coat it with red spray paint. When dry, line the inside of the lid with two layers of aluminum foil. Arrange succulents in the lid, as shown, and fill in around the plants with slices of wet floral foam that are about half the depth of the lid. Insert rose hips or hypericum berries and spray roses with stems trimmed to 3/4 to 1 inch in the foam; tuck reindeer moss into the spaces. Even Cupid will envy your cleverness!
Have you ever worked with succulents before? I’d love to hear your stories!