decorating with succulents

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Succulents are by far our favorite plant and we love coming up with new ways to use them in our homes. We recently created a set of three white pumpkins with succulents for our friend Nicole Blank and we loved how contemporary and fresh they looked in her gorgeous dining room.  Many flower markets and farmer’s markets will be selling pumpkins through Thanksgiving, so you still have plenty of time to make your own succulent pumpkins!

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After we made these succulent pumpkins for Nicole, we were inspired to create a coordinating wreath! This succulent wreath would be perfect for any time of year, but we will be making quite a few of them for the upcoming holidays.

Succulent Wreath

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Supplies

  • 18″ Grapevine wreath
  • Preserved moss
  • Thin floral wire
  • Wire cutters
  • Glue gun
  • Succulents in a variety of sizes, shapes and colors

Making a succulent wreath is fairly simple and really fun. Start by laying out your sheet moss on the wreath to decide the shape you want it to be. There is no right or wrong way, so have fun with it! You can cover the entire wreath in moss and succulents, but we like the look of the succulents resting on the lower half of the wreath.

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Next, take thin floral wire and bend it into a u-shape. Push the wire through the wreath until the ends pop out the other side.

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Twist the ends together a few times to make sure the wire and moss are secure. Then cut the ends of the wire so that they are about an inch long and bend them in toward your wreath.

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Once you have covered your wreath in moss, you can begin to prepare your succulents. Remove all the dirt and stringy roots from each succulent. You may need to trim the stems of some succulents so that they are a bit shorter. Once the succulents are clean, you can begin gluing the succulents on with a hot glue gun. We like to use a combination of sizes, shapes and color on our succulent wreaths. It is also nice to have some succulents that hang and can be draped on the wreath. Play with the placement of the succulents until you get a look that you love!

Happy making!

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Hallman + Ashley

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