DIY Succulent Wreath Tutorial

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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.


Wreath made from succulents plants displayed on some wooden logs

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

Materials needed to make summer garden wreath

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All as you need are the materials listed below …


Bamboo Stick

Thin Wire



Florist pins

String / Thin Rope

Dish of Water

Fishing / Nylon Wire (optional)

Succulent Plants (approx 3 – 4 small pots)


Step 1 – Attach Rope

Image showing the first step of how to make a succulent wreath
The first thing I did was to attach the thin rope so I had a loop to hang it up with.
I used about 40cm which I folded in half, made a loop at the top, then tied the remainder around the wreath.

I then tucked the loose ends in under the nylon wire at the back.


Image of second step in instructions how to make a succulent plant wreath

 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.


Image showing how to attach moss to DIY plant wreath
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.


Et Voilà!

image of a wreath made from succulents plants

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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24 thoughts on “DIY Succulent Wreath Tutorial

  • February 10, 2016 at 10:25 pm

    Sam this is just stunning! Would you please share with us at Five Star Frou-Frou at A Tray of Bliss? We go live on Fridays and we'd love to get to know you. Mimi xxx

    • February 16, 2016 at 1:00 am

      Thanks Sam 🙂 I hope we'll see more of you over at A Tray of Bliss! Love Mimi xxx

  • February 15, 2016 at 1:14 am

    That looks great – thanks for sharing!

  • February 15, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    This is so beautiful and I would love to make one for myself. Thank you for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday! Pinned and tweeted to shared 🙂

  • February 17, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    Loved it!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful creativity with us at Friday Favorites! I hope you will join us again this week! Hugs- Christine at Must Love Home

  • February 20, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    What a beautiful wreath Sam! It is just pretty and I love anything that incorporates nature 🙂 Thanks so much for linking this up to our Bewitchin' Projects Block Party last week. Hugs, Lisa

  • February 20, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    Stopping by today to let you know that your awesome wreath will be one of my features today on Snickerdoodle Sunday! Thanks again for sharing 🙂

  • April 17, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    I love this!!! I just bought succulents 50% off ad walmart today, I would love to make this.

  • July 14, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    So gorgeous, I love succulents and how you made the wreath. It’s awesome. Dis verskriklik mooi, dank je wel.

  • July 15, 2016 at 10:38 am

    This is a beauty! I love the little pops of pink in all that green. Pinning for one day when I might actually find the courage to attempt a wreath 😉

    • July 22, 2016 at 2:24 pm

      Thank you! I had my plants for ages before I actually set to work but once I started I was so glad that I did. I want to do another with a bigger succulent selection, hopefully I’ll get round to that before the summer is over.

  • August 5, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    I found you at The Pin Junkie. I’m so glad I did! This is beautiful! I’m thinking of how I could do this on a topiary, or as a runner on a dining room table. You’ve inspired me! Thanks for that.

    • August 9, 2016 at 11:39 am

      Thanks Kim, let me know if you do make a topiary or runner as I’d love to see it 🙂

  • August 17, 2016 at 3:30 am

    Totally digging the succulents this year – so lush and beautiful. Your wreath turned out just gorgeous – you must be so pleased with your final product! Thanks for sharing at #HappinessIsHomemade this week!


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