This DIY succulent wreath is surprisingly easy to create and will last season after season!
I love succulents. Always have, and pretty sure I always will. I have tried to keep them alive, however, and never had much luck. Can you say “black thumb”? So, I have learned to love and appreciate artificial succulents. The great thing is that most of the ones you can purchase today look so close to real ones, you can hardly tell a difference. I got some gorgeous succulents from my local Dollar Tree for $1 each and they look as good as the more expensive ones from Michaels or Hobby Lobby. This DIY succulent wreath is so pretty and gets tons of compliments! I think it looks just as good as a living succulent wreath and takes a lot less time and attention.
Here is what you need to make an artificial succulent wreath:
- 14 or 18 inch grapevine wreath form (Walmart)
- 10-12 Artificial Succulents (My Dollar Tree has them for $1 each)
- Artificial Greenery (I used Eucalyptus bush from Hobby Lobby)
- Wire Cutters
- Glue Gun
- Glue Sticks
First, lay your wreath flat (or hang on a wreath stand) and place your succulents where you want them to go. It is always a good idea to place them where you want them BEFORE gluing in so that you can move them around and make any changes. You will want to try arranging the succulents a few different ways and see what you like best. Keep in mind when you are placing your succulents that this wreath is a crescent style wreath so only 1/2 of the wreath is filled with greenery and succulents. It does not matter which half you use. I tend to mostly decorate the left side of my wreaths, but it is personal preference.
Next, glue in the succulents using a glue gun. You may need a good amount of glue for the larger succulents.
Then, place your greenery along the outside of the wreath form (only the side you are decorating) and fill in with the greenery throughout the succulents. You can use as much or as little greenery as you choose. I don’t like to see any “exposed” grapevine on the side that I am decorating so I tend to use quite a bit of greenery to fill in. Again, I recommend placing the greenery and arranging where you want it before gluing in.
Once you have everything in place, glue the greenery in with glue gun.
After you have everything glued in and arranged the way you want it, clip the stems from the back of the wreath with wire cutters.
Here is a video that shows my mom and I making succulent wreaths. I think you might find this helpful!
How to Make a Succulent Wreath Video:
There you have it! You can easily make a beautiful succulent wreath too. Let us know what you think of this idea!
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