How to Make a Succulent Wreath in 4 Easy Steps

Bring succulents’ beauty and low-maintenance charm to your home with a stunning DIY wreath! Succulent wreaths are a delightful way to add a touch of nature and texture to your door, wall, or table. Not only are they gorgeous, but they’re surprisingly easy to create. 

You can craft a unique and eye-catching succulent masterpiece that will thrive for months in just four simple steps. So, gather your supplies and get ready to unleash your inner plant stylist!

How to Make a Succulent Wreath

What You’ll Need

Materials

  • Fillable wreath base: This can be a pre-made sphagnum moss wreath or a wire wreath frame with sheet moss (optional).
  • Assorted succulents: Choose a variety of shapes, textures, and colours for a personalized touch (60-100 cuttings recommended).
  • Scissors or pruners: Make clean cuts on your succulent stems.
  • Sphagnum moss (optional): If using a wire wreath frame, you’ll need moss to create a base for the succulents.
  • Moistened soil (optional): This can be helpful for some succulent varieties, especially if your wreath base doesn’t have good drainage.
  • Copper wire, 18-gauge (optional): Useful for securing larger or heavier succulents.
  • Pencil (optional): To mark placement for your succulents on the base.
  • Floral pins: These U-shaped pins will secure the succulents to the wreath.
  • Fertilizer (optional): A balanced succulent fertilizer can be used sparingly to promote healthy growth.
  • Hanging chain and S hooks (optional): This is for displaying your wreath proudly.

Instructions

Step 1

The first step in crafting your succulent masterpiece is preparing your plant friends for their starring roles! Here’s what you need to do:

  • Gather your succulent bounty: Lay out all your succulent cuttings on a clean, flat surface. Take a moment to admire your chosen shapes, sizes, and colours.
  • Make clean cuts (optional): If you haven’t already done so, use your sharp scissors or pruners to make clean cuts on the stems of your succulents, ideally at least 1 inch below the rosette (the cluster of leaves at the top). Tip: Allow the cut ends to callus over for a day or two before planting. This means letting them sit exposed to air, which helps prevent rot. If you’re using pre-purchased cuttings, they may have already been calloused.
  • Remove lower leaves (optional): Depending on the size of your succulents, you may want to remove some of the lower leaves on the stems. This will allow for better placement and contact with the wreath base.

With your succulent squad prepped and ready, you’re one step closer to bringing your living wreath to life!

Step 2

If you’re using a pre-made sphagnum moss wreath base, this step ensures your succulent haven has the perfect amount of moisture right from the start. Here’s what to do:

  1. Please give it a good soak: Fill a sink or large container with lukewarm water. Gently submerge your moss wreath base and let it soak for 10-15 minutes. This allows the moss to absorb water and create a hydrated environment for succulents.
  2. Squeeze out the excess: Carefully remove the wreath from the water once the soak time is complete. Gently squeeze the moss base to remove any excess water. You want the moss to be damp but not dripping wet.

Tip: If using a wire wreath frame with sheet moss, you can dampen the moss with a spray bottle before moving on to Step 3.

With an adequately hydrated base, your succulent paradise is ready for many residents!

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Step 3

Now comes the fun part – transforming your wreath base into a thriving tapestry of succulents! Here’s how to arrange and secure your planty treasures:

  1. Plan your masterpiece (optional): This step is optional, but it can be helpful to lay out your succulent cuttings on the wreath base to visualize the final design. Play around with different arrangements to create a pleasing composition of colours, textures, and shapes.
  2. Create planting holes: Gently poke small holes into the damp sphagnum moss base using your fingers or a pencil. Ensure the holes are deep enough to accommodate the stem of your succulent cutting without being too loose.
  3. Plant your succulents: Carefully insert the stem of each succulent, cutting it into a prepared hole. Aim to have the base of the rosette (the cluster of leaves) flush with the surface of the moss.
  4. Secure your succulents: Here’s where the floral pins come in! Gently push the U-shaped pins through the outer leaves of your succulent, securing the stem firmly into the moss base. Depending on size and weight, use one or two pins per succulent.

Tip: Place your larger succulents first, then fill in the gaps with smaller ones for a balanced and visually appealing design. Don’t be afraid to experiment and have fun with the arrangement!

Step 4

You’ve reached the final step, and your succulent masterpiece is nearly complete! Here’s how to add those finishing touches and ensure your creation thrives for months to come:

  1. I admire your work! Take a moment to appreciate your beautiful creation. Step back and enjoy the unique combination of colours, textures, and shapes you’ve brought together.
  2. Optional embellishments: If you’d like to add a touch of whimsy, consider incorporating Spanish moss or other natural elements into your wreath design.
  3. Watering: Since your wreath base is likely damp from the previous steps, you won’t need to water immediately. However, keep an eye on your succulents in the coming days. The general rule for watering succulents is to soak them thoroughly when the soil feels completely dry.
  4. Drainage: Ensure proper drainage for your wreath. A pre-made sphagnum moss base should already have good drainage properties. If you created your base with a wireframe and sheet moss, consider adding drainage holes for excess water to escape.
  5. Placement: Choose a bright location with indirect sunlight for your succulent wreath. Avoid harsh afternoon sun, as this can scorch the delicate leaves.
  6. Fertilizing (optional): To give your wreath a little extra boost, you can use a balanced, diluted succulent fertilizer once a month during the growing season (spring and summer).
  7. Enjoy! With proper care, your succulent wreath will thrive for months, adding a touch of living beauty to your home.

Congratulations! You’ve successfully crafted a stunning and low-maintenance succulent masterpiece. Now, sit back, relax, and enjoy the vibrant touch of nature you’ve brought to your space!

FAQs

Do I need to use a pre-made sphagnum moss wreath base?

No, you can craft your base using a wire wreath frame and sheet moss (optional). However, pre-made bases offer convenience and good drainage.

How many succulent cuttings will I need?

A good rule of thumb is to aim for 60-100 cuttings, depending on the size of your wreath and the variety of succulents you choose.

Do I need to fertilize my succulent wreath?

Fertilizing is optional, but a balanced, diluted succulent fertilizer used sparingly during the growing season can promote healthy growth.

How often should I water my succulent wreath?

Water thoroughly when the soil feels completely dry to the touch. Avoid overwatering, as this can lead to rot.

Where should I hang my succulent wreath?

Choose a bright location with indirect sunlight. Avoid harsh afternoon sun that can scorch the leaves.

Conclusion

Succulent wreaths offer a delightful way to bring a touch of living art into your home. Their low-maintenance nature and stunning visual appeal make them a perfect addition to doors, walls, or tables. Following these simple steps and providing proper care, you can create a unique and thriving succulent masterpiece that will last months. So, unleash your inner plant stylist, gather your materials, and embark on this creative journey. With some planning and these easy-to-follow instructions, you’ll be well on crafting a beautiful succulent wreath that will add a touch of natural elegance to your space.

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