Faux Succulent Wreath

This faux succulent wreath is very easy to make. You can purchase the faux succulents in craft stores like Joanne or MichaelsHobby Lobby, AC Moore or even at some of the Dollar Tree stores. Some are sold as plants, so just pull the succulent out of the pot. I even added in two bromeliads, can you spot them?

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Supplies:
16-20 faux succulents, assorted
1 bag reindeer moss, choose a color (I used spring green from Michaels)
1 18″ grapevine wreath

Tools:
hot glue gun
glue sticks (I used about 10, it may have been overkill)
wire cutter

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If there are long stems on the succulents, you’ll need a wire cutter to trim them down to a workable size. Don’t cut the stems too short. Some of the succulents may fall apart if you do. If that does happen, just use your glue gun to glue them back together. Leave about a 1″ stem. Some can even be pulled straight off their stems, as long as they don’t fall apart.

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Begin arranging the succulents on your wreath by sticking the stems in through the twigs of the wreath. Don’t worry how it looks right now, you’re just getting the layout for when you begin to glue them on. You’ll probably make adjustments as you go as well.

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You can use as many or as little as you like. Alternate designs would also include doing just a portion of the wreath and leaving the natural grapevines empty in an area or on most of the wreath. My wreath wasn’t exactly circular so I decided to hang it vertically since it was slightly oval in shape. I placed extra succulents and a bromeliad on the bottom and made the top a little sparser.

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After you have it all arranged, start taking off a couple at a time and begin gluing them down. When done, begin filling in some of the gaps around and between the succulents with the reindeer moss. Once again, use as much or as little as you want. The idea is to make it look real. If these were living succulents, they would have moss around where they were planted in the wreath. The moss is also good for covering up extra glue and exposed stems.

If you like, trim off any crazy twigs from the wreath and make sure to pull off any visible excess glue or glue “spider webs”.

Be creative, add a hand painted wooden plaque that says welcome, add bees or butterflies, etc.

This wreath can be hung indoors or out. If hanging outside, it is best to keep it out of the weather including exposure to the sun.


Faux Succulent Wreath Recap

Supplies:
16-20 faux succulents, assorted
1 bag reindeer moss, choose a color
1 18″ grapevine wreath

Tools:
hot glue gun
glue sticks (I used about 10)
wire cutter

Instructions:

  1. Trim down stems on succulents.
  2. Arrange succulents on wreath.
  3. Glue succulents on wreath.
  4. Glue reindeer moss in gaps and around succulents.

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