DIY Succulent Wreath Tutorial

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This beautiful DIY Succulents Wreath was made using living succulent plants and moss. It is surprisingly easy to make and with a little bit of care will look great in the garden through every season.

Another garden project I’ve been wanting to do since the summer! Yay!

I absolutely love to use succulents to create decor accents that can be displayed both indoors and outdoors.

I’m glad to say that I finally got around to making a DIY succulent wreath for my garden.

This project was actually made with the intention of displaying it in the garden but I guess as long as you do not let it dry out then it could be displayed indoors too.

If you are specifically looking for an indoor succulent arrangement then you may want to check out my Beach Themed Succulent Arrangement Idea. This project is really easy to make and it has got to be one of my favourites as I think the modern design looks quite chic and gives a gorgeous Summer coastal vibe.

Wreath made from succulents plants displayed on some wooden logs

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This was my 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.

How To Make A DIY Succulents Wreath From Real Living Plants

Materials needed to make summer garden wreath

Materials Needed To Make Succulent Wreath

Straw wreath base

Bamboo stick

Thin wire



Florist pins

String or thin rope

Dish of water

Fishing or nylon wire (optional)

Succulent plants (approx 3 – 4 small pots)

Instructions On How To Make DIY Succulents Wreath

Step 1 – Attach Rope To Wreath Base

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.

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

The loose ends were then tucked under the nylon wire at the back.

 Step 2 – Create Moss Base On Wreath

Image showing how to attach moss to DIY plant wreath

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.

Then I secured any bits that were not secure enough by wrapping lengths of the thin wire here and there and tucking them out of sight.

Any messy bits were tidied up by adding a few extra bits of moss.

Finished DIY Living Succulent Wreath

image of a wreath made from succulents plants

Et VoilĂ !

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 will need a little bit of time to settle down and start rooting.

So I would suggest initially keeping it lying flat for a week or two until has settled down and the roots begin to take.

Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any questions or if anything is not clear.

And be sure to let me know how you get on!

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Where To Next? Check Out My Other Plant & Flower Arranging Posts

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