How to make a simple living succulent wreath

by | Dec 12, 2017 | Family Outdoors, In the Garden

If you haven’t had a go at working with succulents, I highly recommend it. I can’t wait to show you How to make a simple living succulent wreath. Not only are they beautiful plants which come in all shapes and sizes, but succulents are also really easy to work with.

Recently, we did a guest post on Kidspot of our amazing succulent wreath. It will be taking centre stage on Christmas day, but it would look fabulous on a wedding or function table as well.

How to make a living succulent wreath

  • Wire pot plant stand or wire wreath
  • Garden wire
  • Sphagnum moss
  • Side cutters
  • Clear plastic tray
  • Chopsticks
  • Succulent Cuttings

Step 1. If you are using a pot plant stand like I have, using side cutters, remove the inside by cutting through the metal, then gently file any sharp edges.

How to make a living wreath with succulents

Step 2. Wrap the wire around the frame to fill the space and provide a base for the succulents roots to grab onto. Continue around the frame then place the frame in a plastic plant pot tray with enough room to be about to work underneath the frame so you can pull the succulent cuttings through.

How to make a living wreath with succulents

Step 3. Soak the sphagnum moss in water to hydrate it, then squeeze the excess water out. Place it in a bowl. Mold the sphagnum moss around the frame and build it up to a thickness of about 8 cm. Secure with wire as you work around the frame.

How to make a living wreath with succulents

Step 4. Using the end of a chopstick, make holes in the sphagnum moss and gently push the succulent cuttings through the holes. Work your way around the frame and fill all the spaces.

How to make a living wreath with succulents How to make a living wreath with succulents

As your succulents start to grow roots they will need a light spray on occasion and they need to be kept out of direct sun. Keep your wreath in the tray, in a cool dry position with filtered light.

how to make a living wreath with succulents

*Note: If you would like to hang this wreath on a wall or door, remember your succulent cuttings will need around 4-6 weeks to grow roots before they will be stable enough to hang.

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We would love to see your version of a succulent wreath or table decoration. Come on over to our Facebook group and post your pics.

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