That is right! We are using succulents. Where have you seen succulents in wreathes? It is definitely not a usual sight to see. That is why succulents are the best plants to use for your wreathes because they can give your house a unique look among the rest. The boldness of the succulents will definitely give you that zing to decorate for the holidays.
Before we go with the step-by-step process of making your own succulent wreaths, let us first discuss what supplies you will be needing to achieve the perfect succulent wreath.
● 8-inch Straw Wreath
We recommend that you use this wreath from Amazon:
● Floral Greening Pins (2 packs)
These greening pins are sometimes called fern pins. They have an unusual form. They do not look like safety pins at all. These pins are used in floral arrangements or other crafting activities. We use these greening pins to attach leaves or moss to floral foam or Styrofoam bases.
For the moss:
What’s best about this moss from Amazon is that they are long-lasting because the freshness of this moss is preserved. This is very ideal for experimenting on your designs weeks ahead before Christmas.
● Deer Moss
It is best to use 5 cubic inch deer moss. Check this out:
● Tub for Soaking Moss
● Wide Ribbon (Burlap)
Steps in Making Your Succulent Wreath
1. Gather Your Supplies
After all the supplies needed have been determined, the very first step is to gather them all. Make sure that you do not miss a single piece of material. Of course, you will also need supplemental craft tools such as scissors.
2. Soak The Moss
After gathering your supplies, get the moss and tear it down into pieces that are smaller than your palm. After that has been done, soak the moss down in water using a bucket or a tub. Remember, only soak the moss and not the deer moss.
3. Grab One Piece of Moss
Grab one piece of moss and squeeze the water out. Take the greening pins and start attaching the moss to the inside portion of the wreath. Just poke it in. Continue doing so until the inside is complete.
4. Fill the Outer Portion
Once the inside portion has been filled, proceed to the outer portion. Just repeat the same method. Once this has been done, you now have space in the middle to put your succulents in!
5. Prepare Your Succulents
Carefully remove as much dirt from the roots of each succulent that you are going to use. Once you have removed all the dirt, swish the plants in water to remove any excess dirt you may not have removed.
6. Line Your Plants Up
Once you have cleaned all the plants that you are going to use, line them up. This is important so you can decide which plants you are going to use and what order they are in the succulent wreath.
7. Putting In The Succulents
Use a floral pin in putting the succulents in your succulent wreath. Just position the succulent in the wreath, wherever you want it to be, and push the pin to hold the succulent to the base. Be careful not to poke the plant! Continue to place all your succulents until you have successfully filled the whole wreath.
8. Mist Your Wreath
Mist your wreath and then lay it flat for about a week. It is important not to hang your wreath immediately. Keep them out of the sunlight for a week as well.
These steps are as easy as 1-2-3, right? If you want visuals for the step-by-step process, check out this neat video by Grow Organic Peaceful Valley:
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- Use it in dioramas exhibits soil cover in gardens lignin in hanging baskets or even alone
- 5 cubic Inch of preserved reindeer moss in spring green
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