Now when I see DIY/craft bloggers say they just "whipped" something up, and it's as Rachel says, "a chair made out of toothpicks and washi tape", I do roll my eyes. But this is really easy, and cheap! That is if you have some succulents on hand already. So please no eye rolling :) Let me show you...
Spread a thin layer of your soil onto your tray, don't worry succulents don't need much to root
Start spreading your moss over the dirt, it doesn't have to be perfect by any means
and start planting/arranging your succulents in the soil
it's best to leave a little bit of stem on your succulent as seen below
once your succulents are all arranged, you can leave them as is, or...
you can arrange some pebbles/stones in a patter around the tray
give them just a bit of water, and only water as needed, about once every 7-10 days - don't over-water!
and you're done!here. I'm not sure how widely available succulents are across the country, or even how popular they are, but here on the West Coast they're all over the place. Even Trader Joe's carries them and you can pick up little pots for as cheap as 99 cents each.