Hello (says the wreath😜😉) and welcome back!! Yeah, There’s no denying being a huge
dork after that intro!🤦🏼♀️🤷♀️
Today I’m showing you how to make this super cute DIY succulent wreath I made for summer! I love it, and guess what!?!? It was the easiest wreath Ive ever made!! Yesssss!!!🙌
I’ve been so in to succulents lately because that is the only thing I can keep alive these days in this Arizona heat! The succulents on my wreath are faux, of course, which is great because I’m 100% confident I can keep those alive too!😉😆
A huge bonus for this wreath, was that I discovered I could use floral wire to attach all of the succulents instead of hot glue!! Yessss!
Don’t get me wrong, I love me some hot glue, but I knew I wanted this for my front door, and we are in the midst of our AZ summers, which equals SUPER hot temps, which also equals potentially melted hot glue!!😩
I wish I was kidding to all you non Arizonians. The other day I walked out back and our candle outside was completely liquidized! Yep, another AZ summer is here! I’ve had a bunch of super cute crafts be totally ruined because I put it up in the attic over the summer, and everything was totally melted off by the time I pulled it out for fall or winter!🙀 So the floral wire is a really exciting discovery over here!!
Let’s get started!
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Materials that you’ll need:
- Wooden Embroidery Hoop. I got mine at Hobby Lobby for about $1.70, but you can get these at any craft store, or here if you’d like to make four of them.
- Faux Succulents of your choice. I got mine at Hobby Lobby. They do have this super cute set online, which I haven’t ordered, but it looks cute and has good reviews. This one also looks cute if you want some color variation in yours. Again, I haven’t ordered this myself, but it looks like a good option if you don’t want to run out to a craft store.
- Spray Paint of your choice. They didn’t have the exact shade I used called Gilded Brass that I got from Michael’s, but Amazon had a lot of cute colors in the same brand. Here they are: Pure Gold , Champagne Mist, Satin Bronze , and Champagne Pink. This can be optional. Some people like the natural look of the embroidery hoop better. It’s totally up to you! Also, the spray paint was considerably cheaper at Michael’s if you want to save some money. Don’t worry, I’ve got your back. 😉
- Floral Wire. I got mine at Michael’s, but this floral wire has good reviews on Amazon and is pretty cheap.
- Hot glue gun. This one is a good choice if you need one.
- Hello or welcome sign. I found mine at Hobby Lobby in the craft wood department, but this one is cute if you want to save the gas money. You also could leave this completely off if you want a more simpler, cleaner look with just the succulents.
- Scissors. Here’s some if need be.
- Something to work on that you don’t mind getting dirty like my handy dandy plastic tablecloth that I always use.
Now let’s get this wreath party started!!!
- Gather all of your materials.
- Take out the inner hoop of your embroidery hoop, your hello sign (if you chose to use a word on your wreath), and your spray paint. Have something underneath you that you don’t mind getting paint on, or in my case my dead grass😆, and spray the hoop and the word sign. Set those aside to dry completely.
- While those items are drying, grab your succulents and start cutting off all of the stems if yours came with them. You can twist them, cut them off, or a bit of both. They come off pretty easily.
- Before you start using any wire, lay out all of your succulents on your hoop so that you know what arrangement you like best for your wreath. You can do directly in the center like I did, or off to one side like I had originally planned, but I then decided mine looked better in the center after laying them all out on my hoop. Something I would not have known if I didn’t arrange them before I started fastening them on.😄
- Now that the stems are off, grab your floral wire, succulents, and embroidery hoop, and start putting the floral wire through the leaves of your succulent on a layer that you feel is sturdy and that won’t be seen from the front of your wreath. (Some succulents feel sturdy enough to wrap from the very last layer of leaves, and some feel like you need to go up a few layers to keep it together better. At least that’s how mine were.) Leave extra wire at the bottom to wrap around your hoop, then cut the wire. Once you’ve cut it, twist the wire directly under your succulent so it is tight around your succulent. Then loop it around your hoop and twist as tight as you can like you would for a bread twisty (not sure what the correct term for those are so “twisty” it is😜) If your wire is too long, just bend it and tuck it so that it lies flat against your hoop. Continue this process with all of your succulents.
- Now all of your succulents should be securely fastened on. Now it’s time to tuck in those extra pieces. I used this succulent to be my plant that I filled in and and extra layers with. All I did was see where I thought it would look good sticking out from, and I tucked it into the little gaps between the floral wire and the embroidery hoop. I had good luck with that, but it may be easier for you to hot glue the end and stick it in wherever you think needs it. P.S. I tried to look up the name of this succulent for you guys, and I couldn’t find an exact match so if any of you know, let me know! Thanks!
- Now all your succulents are on!! Yay! You may even decide you like it just like this and skip this last step. I was debating on it, but I asked my husband and he liked the hello sign look, so we went for it. I’m glad we did because ours is on our front door so it’s a little more welcoming, but if yours isn’t for your front door, you may want to be done now. Anyways, Now it’s time to heat up your hot glue gun and glue on your word sign! I did this last so that you can make sure it’s totally even with your succulents where as if you did it first, you may make your succulents uneven and then you wouldn’t be happy. Place your sign on before you glue it down so you can see exactly where you want it. Then either mark the back with a pencil or just glue straight onto your hoop, whichever you prefer. Glue down your word, and you are done!!
Now go and find the perfect spot to put your new, cute wreath, and enjoy!!!
Mine is on my front door because my last wreath was looking a little weary from our super bright, hot sun! My door looks super happy again thanks to my new wreath!
Thank you sooooo much for coming, and I hope to see you back here again very soon!
The Decor Mama