Monday, April 9, 2012

How to Make a Succulent Wreath

I've been toying with this idea for awhile but didn't know where to start. This is my first attempt at a succulent wreath and I really don't know how well the plants will root, or if it will ever be able to be hung on a door or gate.

Here's what I used for my succulent wreath (succulents, wire wreath frames (2), moss, wire cutters, wire, and you will need a big bowl or bucket:

Next, soak the moss in water for about 15 minutes. The moss will absorb the water and be easy to push into the wire frame.

Next, secure the wire wreath frames to each other with the wire.
Next, shove the moss into the wreath form.

Until it is fully filled with moss.
Next, gather your succulents and cut them to size, leaving as long as stem as you can. You may have to secure some of the cuttings with wire until they start growing in the moss.
This is what the final wreath looks like.
Leave your wreath flat for about a month so the cuttings can take root. If I were to do this again, I would use more varieties of succulents and have attach the cuttings with wire to the frame. I would also soak the moss longer as my wreath keeps drying out. Even succulents need some moisture.

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