I’m so excited to be a part of ProFlowers~Wreaths All Year Project!
I’ve been thinking about making a faux succulent wreath for months. A few weeks ago, I put this one together and I kinda love it, so I wanted to show you guys!
I love succulents, don’t you? Last year, I made a Live Succulent Wreath HERE – That wreath was gorgeous…it looked happy and healthy for 10 months, then one day after I watered it, (they get heavy after watering), I hung it back up on the screen porch and the twine hanger broke…and it fell. The fall broke a lot of the succulents…after that, I’m afraid it was just all down hill … I finally took the succulents out of the moss base a month later and repotted them! (Most are still growing right here in my den!)
Ever since the wreath accident, I’ve been thinking about another succulent wreath, one I wouldn’t have to submerge in water every few weeks. One that was bigger…for the front door. A forever succulent wreath!
At Hobby Lobby the other day, I saw their pretty selection of succulents on sale, so I grabbed a bunch!
In February, I put out my moss wreath, (tutorial HERE) which is a grapevine wreath covered with various types of moss. I thought that wreath would be a perfect base for my succulent wreath!
If you want to make one…Here’s how I made mine!
*I started with a grapevine wreath covered in sheet moss. (tutorial HERE)
*Using lots of different fake succulents, I put them out on the moss covered wreath to see what pattern looked the best! (Flat flower like succulents make up the majority of my wreath & I added some succulent clusters for interest)
*I cut the stems down to 1 and 1/2 – 2 inches. (keeping them in place on the wreath, so I’d remember where to put them!)
*With scissors, I made holes for my plants (I didn’t need hot glue to secure mine because I had a good moss base-but you can easily add some hot glue in the holes!)
*I hot glued beautiful spring green reindeer moss, here-there-& everywhere to fill in and add interest…
I really love the way it turned out…
A little something different for the front door! I’m still working on my tiny porch, bringing in more flowers to celebrate warm weather-but I’m thinking the wreath will be welcoming friends for the entire season!
Have you guys started adding flowers to your space? It’s May and unseasonably cool here in the early mornings but I’m kind of enjoying it…
Sending love my friends
Want more wreath inspiration? Head over to ProFlowers and I promise you’ll be inspired!