Are you a succulent lover like me? I love them so much, but tend to kill them over time (over waterer). Sometimes I want the look, but not the upkeep, so I decided to make my own easy and affordable DIY succulent wreath for our front door.
I scored BIG at my local Dollar Tree! I cleared them out of all of their faux potted succulents (about 20 of them—I then ordered 24 more online), and went to Michael’s for a few more. Yes, you could say I’m obsessed, ha.
Start off prettying up your foam wreath. You can wrap your wreath in ribbon if you wish or you can simply spray paint it like I did. If you spray paint it, it will have a texture to it, just FYI.
Once it dries, find the seam. You’ll want to cover it with your moss and succulents.
Pull off any stems until you are down to the floral wire. On some you will need to use pliers, others you can simply cut with scissors. The floral wire makes attaching the succulent to the wreath super easy.
Start by hot gluing on some moss, and then start to fill in with your succulents until you are happy with the placement. If you attach one, and change your mind, you can simply pull out and rearrange.
I played with it until I liked the arrangement. If the floral wire sticks out too far past the back side of the wreath, simply trim it with your pliers or scissors.
I added in a bit of height with the faux grass.
Finally, you can hot glue in more moss to fill in any areas you wish. I like the look of moss mixed in, but you can skip this step if you want.
I chose to only add succulents to a part of the wreath, but if you have enough succulents, you can cover the entire wreath. How pretty would that be?
And finally, here is the final product. I’m pretty darn happy with it! I think my next one will be covered in ribbon to mix it up.
NOTE: A couple of weeks later I bought 24 more Dollar Tree succulents, and decided to follow the steps above and cover the whole wreath in succulents and moss. I’m so happy I did. I love how it turned out. What do ya think?
PPS. Kansas City, tune into KCTV 5’s Better Kansas City tomorrow morning (April 25 at 9) to see the live tutorial in action.