Do you love decorating with succulents? If so, let me show you how to create the easiest (and probably the cheapest) DIY succulent wreath ever.
I have a thing for succulents.
We all have our “things,” right? Certain items that we are just drawn to for some reason and can’t seem to resist. Some of us may have numerous such things, but that’s a whole different post…
Succulents are one thing that I have a hard time resisting. (The fake ones, of course, because I haven’t yet figured out how to keep the real ones alive. 😆 )
I love decorating with them, and they are so popular right now that it is easy to find them in stores. Succulents add color, texture, and dimension to your decor. The fake ones usually look incredibly realistic, but they require absolutely no maintenance. Win-win!
I also love crafting with them, as you can create so many different fun and unique pieces. The one catch, though, is that they can be expensive, especially if you are wanting to craft with them. So, I always keep my eye out for them on clearance racks and stock up when I see them.
A lot of these I just picked up at the recent spring clearance events that I talked about in my previous post.
With all of these succulents on hand, I needed to come up with some way to use them. My first project was this outrageously easy DIY succulent wreath. (It was also outrageously cheap to make.)
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DIY Succulent Wreath
I used a mixed succulent stem that I had picked up on clearance at Hobby Lobby for $2.49. And the grapevine wreath was one that I grabbed at an estate sale for $1. I also scored a hot glue gun (not pictured), plus a whole grocery bag full of hot glue, at an estate sale quite a few months ago for $1. The floral wire cost $2.59 at Michael’s, but the roll will obviously last me for a very long time.
So, my total cost for this DIY succulent wreath (using cost per square foot of the floral wire) was under $5. Plus, it only took me about 5-minutes to make.
Can’t beat that!
Bend the stem of the floral pick, so that it will wrap around the wreath. I used pliers for this since the stem was fairly thick and sturdy.
Add hot glue along the inside of the stem and adhere it to the wreath. Hold firmly in place until the glue has dried.
Optional – Wrap a bit of floral wire around the stem for added security.
Since the stem of this floral pick was quite thick, I was worried that the hot glue wouldn’t hold up over the long term. So, I added a bit of floral wire, just in case.
And that’s it. Literally, the shortest tutorial I’ve ever written. 😀
I love small pieces like this as they can be added as an accent just about anywhere. Plus, they are easy to move when you are itching for a change.
I hope you have fun with this cheap and easy DIY succulent wreath.