Another project I’ve been wanting to do since the summer! Yay! I finally got around to making a DIY succulent wreath for my garden.
This beautiful wreath was made using living succulent plants and moss and was surprisingly very easy to make.
This was a first attempt using the materials I had on hand.
I just did this kinda off the cuff without following any instructions, so there may well be a better method out there (if so please share) but this is how I did it…..
Materials Needed To Make Succulent Wreath
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All as you need are the materials listed below …
String / Thin Rope
Dish of Water
Fishing / Nylon Wire (optional)
Succulent Plants (approx 3 – 4 small pots)
Step 1 – Attach Rope
I then tucked the loose ends in under the nylon wire at the back.
Step 2 – Tuck In Pieces Of Moss
I then went on to wet the Moss (I used some dried moss from an old display) and tucked that in under the nylon wire using a combination of my fingers and the bamboo stick.
I tried to space the moss out fairly evenly.
Step 3 – Start Detaching Pieces Off The Succulent Plants
Next I started carefully detaching pieces of the Succulent Plants, keeping the stem/roots as long as possible (I knocked off any excessive soil) and gave them a quick dip in the bowl of water.
Step 4 – Attach Succulent Plant Pieces
Then with the use of the nylon wire and the Florist pins I started tucking in and pinning plants to the wreath.(sorry I got so absorbed in what I was doing I forgot to take photos at this point)
I did this until the wreath was more or less covered. I managed to find a clump of contrasting little red succulents growing in the garden which I strategically placed at regular intervals around the wreath.
I then secured any bits that were not secure enough by wrapping lengths of the thin wire here and there and tucking it out of sight. Any messy bits were tidied up by adding a few extra bits of moss.
I was quite pleased with the results although I would like to have another go at this using a wider variety of plants and better moss …. but … all things considered I think this turned out quite well!
The wreath just needs a little bit of time to settle down and start rooting.
I will post more pics of the same wreath when it is a little more established.
Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any questions or anything is not clear.
And be sure to let me know how you get on!
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