DIY Mixed Metallic Succulent Runner

Succulents and metal leafing are two essential features of this exquisite little project. This succulent table runner is an ideal choice if you intend to decorate tables for a baby shower or a small dinner party at home. The succulent and metal leave combo can give your table a fresh and modern look, especially when an array of candles and white plates complement them. This DIY project is so simple, cheap and is a great alternative to flowers. Moreover, it is low-profile, so your guests can easily view and chat with each other across the table.


  1. A bunch of small and medium succulents trimmed at the base.
  2. A few stems of your favorite greenery such as silver-dollar eucalyptus or bush ivy.
  3. Pair of scissors.
  4. Gold and copper metal leafing.
  5. Metal leaf adhesive.
  6. Small paintbrush.
  7. Duster brush.


Step 1: Take your paintbrush and immerse it into the adhesive. Then coat a thin layer of adhesive on the edges of the succulent petals.  Be careful and do not allow the adhesive to pool as the petals may stick with each other. Let the adhesive dry for one to two minutes until it’s slightly sticky to the touch.

Step 2: Take a metallic sheet of leafing and squeeze the metallic side onto the sticky adhesive. Pull the metallic sheet and you will find the leaf glued to the succulent. Repeat this procedure on each petal that you have applied sticky adhesive to.

Step 3: With the help of duster brush, softly sweep and brush away any spare metal leaf clinging to the succulent.

Step 4: Repeat the above steps to give the same metallic look to other succulent petals.

Step 5: Begin to layout your table runner by arranging all of your completed succulents and greenery. First you may want to create a sketch of the length and pattern of the runner by spreading the green leaves to make a greenery layer.

Step 6: Arrange the succulents on top of the green leaves of eucalyptus. Organize them in such a way that succulents with different metal leaves are adjacent to each other and evenly distributed. Play with different patterns until you feel satisfied with the overall look.

Step 7: Fill the vacant space with extra leaves of greenery.

Step 8: Embellish your table with an array of candles and white plates, invite guests and have an astonishing party!


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