We have had such a crazy winter here on the Wasatch front in Utah! In December and January we had no snow and it was uncharacteristically warm. I took advantage of our warm winter weather and did a little bit of gardening and even had to pull some weeds 😱 ! The spring like weather left me feeling even more blah than usual due to the fact that we usually have a blanket of snow but instead everything was dead and brown and gray. My spring fever had me looking for ways to bring some green to my porch. I wasn’t able to find a wreath that was exactly what I wanted, so I decided to make one! I’m going to share with you the steps I took to create this Modern faux succulent wreath. If you aren’t the DIY type then don’t worry, I have you covered! I’ll also be sharing some of my favorite springs wreaths that you can purchase 😉. FYI, we have since had a few winter storms and are expecting more snow over the next few days, thank you Mother nature for teasing us all with thoughts of an early spring 😕😝. *This post contains affiliate links*
Items needed to make the faux succulent wreath
- Embroidery hoop
- floral foam
- assorted faux succulents
- hot glue gun
- floral wire
- dried moss
- wire cutters
Our front door is 8′ tall so I like to use larger wreaths to make a statement, for this project I used this 23″ embroidery hoop. I picked my succulents up at Hobby Lobby, but you can find them at the Dollar store or Walmart carries this set that would be perfect for this project.
I started out by attaching my floral foam to my hoop, I opted to use the firm foam because the artificial succulents are heavy and I wanted my base to be secure. I have seen some DIY wreaths that only use the center hoop, I left mine intact so I wouldn’t have to worry about the weight distorting the wreath.
I trimmed the foam down and cut into the foam in the back so the hoop is even with the foam, then I glued it in place.
Next I cut a small piece of cardboard to cover the back and glued it in place.
I glued sections of moss covering the foam. Keep in mind that you will have to cover all of the foam with succulents so you don’t want your foam piece to be too large.
After I covered the foam with Moss I started placing my succulents. I cut the stems a bit shorter and added a bit of glue to the ends and stuck them in the foam. I left the one on the left of the photo a little longer to add width to my arrangement. Once it was secured into the foam I also wired it in place, this added a bit more security so I’m not just relying on the glue to hold my foam in place.
I filled the gaps in the foam with assorted succulents, a few of the succulents were in bundles and I was able to cut them apart so they weren’t too bulky.
Once I felt like I was finished I held the wreath up to make sure there weren’t any spaces that needed to be filled and I was done! The entire process took me about 20 minutes, I’ve had the wreath up for a few weeks and I love it!
If you like the look but you aren’t feeling crafty I have rounded up my favorite spring wreaths, you can shop them below!
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