I had a few small succulant's waiting for a home. They were the offspring of some larger plants. There they were,c sitting in an empty pot on my garden table, no soil or water and still managed to stay alive. After all they had been through it seemed unkind not to do something with them.
I saw a centerpiece at a retirement party that gave me inspiration for this project. It used a "fishbowl" type vase and small succulants. I had both on hand although any deep bowl or vase would work for this. I couldn't locate sand anywhere, so I purchased a bag at my local hardware store. 50 lbs of all purpose sand cost $2.25, and I used about 10 cups so I have a lot left for other projects. The only other items I used were a few stones and some potting soil.
This easy to care for centerpiece looks great on my patio table.