DIY Succulent Wreath

I’ve had an obsession with succulents for a long time, so imagine how giddy I was when I found this succulent wreath tutorial on Prudent Baby ! So gorgeous, right? As soon as I saw the post, I knew I had to make one for myself. One of the great things about succulents is that they can be trimmed and replanted and, lucky for me, my parents have a yard full that they didn’t mind sharing. During my last visit home I did what any daughter would do and clipped away to make a wreath of my own. Free + succulents = happy PJ.

The trimmings I got from my parent’s home. Thanks Mom and Dad!

After bringing my lovely succulents home, I laid out the trimmings in my planters for a week so the stems could dry a bit before replanting them.

You want to be sure the stem is nice and dry and has a clean cut before replanting. This is what you want the stems of your trimmings to look like.

I picked up a wire wreath frame and moss which I soaked in a bowl and then tightly packed into the wire wreath frame. This step can get a little messy so be forewarned.

After fully covering the frame in moss, I wrapped fishing wire around the entire thing to keep the moss tightly in place.

Then I was ready for the fun part – succulent arranging! In order to allow the trimmings to root into the moss, I dipped them each into rooting hormone and then poked a small hole with a pen in the moss to allow for a new home for the succulent.

I put the succulent into the hole, making sure it was nice and secure, and repeated this process until the entire wreathe was full.

Done! Isn’t it beautiful!!? I’m so happy with the way it turned out, and it only cost me $5 to make!

Succulents are so fun and easy to maintain. There are so many different ways to use them in design. Here are a few of my favorite pictures of succulents incorporated into wedding design from around the web:

Succulent escort cards doubled as party favors via A & B Creative.

Succulent initials via Green Bride Guide.

Anyone else as obsessed with succulents as I am? I hope this project has inspired you to get creative with those lovely plants! // PJ

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