Create a lovely DIY summer succulent wreath to decorate your home or garden. This step-by-step guide will help you make a beautiful, unique piece.
With all of this warm weather, I have decided that it was high time to switch out my front door wreath! We’ve been cleaning up the yard, weeding the garden, and trimming the hedges.
This Summer Succulent Wreath is the perfect addition to our freshened up outdoor space. Let me show you how to create your own DIY succulent wreath.
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Faux succulents are perfect for wreath making! I love, love, love that they require ZERO maintenance, yet have great shape and texture that adds interest to my space.
Making this wreath project has led to a major AHA moment. I recently spruced up our backyard and deck.
I have a whole bunch of pretty decorative clay pots, but ALWAYS struggle to keep outdoor plants alive and watered in the summer months. After a day or two of neglect, they wilt and dry up. You would think that, after all my years of experience, I would have learned better by now.
Well, this summer that all changes!! Using faux succulents is now one of my go-to decorating techniques.
While it is pretty easy to get them at a local Dollar Tree, Michaels, or Hobby Lobby, I wanted to save myself some cash.
Instead of buying new ones, I scavenged faux succulents from around the house and in older decorative displays. Then, I pulled out the sad, wilted, dried up plants from my pots, filled the pots with floral foam, and loaded them up with faux succulents.
I mean, how fresh and vibrant do these look! That’s after spending a whole season outside in direct sunlight during our hot summer months! It’s awesome! Follow along with this DIY tutorial and make yourself one today!
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- Grapevine wreath
- Faux succulent plants of various shapes and sizes
- Hot glue gun and glue
- 4″ floral wire for hanging
- Wire cutters
- Pair of scissors
- Place faux succulents on the grapevine wreath.
- Play with layering and placement of items until you create a layout that appeals to you.
- Cut stems with the scissors and use the hot glue to affix the greenery in place.
- Attach the floral wire to the top of the wreath. You’re done!
Tips and Tricks:
- When deciding on placement, I like to start by positioning larger succulents on the wreath first. Then I add in the smaller ones.
- For a different look, try a wire wreath frame or green wreath form made from floral foam, instead of the grapevine wreath.
- Cover your entire wreath with faux moss before adding the succulents.
- For a living wreath that requires very little water, attach small pots to your wreath form with a piece of wire. Fill the pots with soil or sphagnum moss and add small plants that have low water needs.
This is a BRILLIANT idea, if I do say so myself! Now I will have a beautiful little succulent garden that doesn’t require constant watering.
It’s hot, hot, hot here in the summer months and often we are gone for a couple of weeks at a time, camping. Creating wreaths and floral displays with faux succulents has been a huge win for me.
Not only am I saving excess water, I don’t have to go through the disappointment of killing my plants. Be sure to check out my Spring Succulent Wreath, Fall Succulent Wreath and Holiday Succulent Wreath too!
Do you have any succulent displays around your home? I would love to see them!