DIY Succulent Wreath

DIY Succulent Wreath
DIY Succulent Wreath

Your front door has never looked so magical!

Succulents are adorning just about everything these days — from wedding bouquets to bracelets, necklaces, and rings, these little desert plants are the real MVPs of modern style. In this tutorial, we’re taking it up a notch and showing you how to create your own overloaded succulent wreath to give your front door a serious upgrade that will last year-round!

Supplies Needed:

• 9” live sphagnum moss wreath

• 50–75 succulent cuttings

• Greening pins

• Scissors or pencil to make holes in the moss

*Optional: Butterfly accents and stem wires (or whatever themed accent your heart desires!)

Adding the Succulents:

Select all your succulent cuttings for this project a few days prior so they have dried out and calloused over.

  1. Use scissors or a pencil to poke a hole in the moss big enough to fit the stem of your succulent
  2. Be sure there’s at least 1” of stem showing. You can take off the bottom leaves and set those aside to propagate later and have brand new succulents! See our video here on how to propagate here! 
  3. Place the succulent cutting straight in the hole you made.
  4. Use greening pins to secure.Screen Shot 2018-11-09 at 2.15.34 PM.png
  5. Repeat steps 1–4 for all succulents you add.

*Tips for Adding Succulents:

  1. Lay out your succulents before hand to see the direction you want to go.
  2. Use bigger cuttings first and then fill in all the empty spots with small to medium-sized cuttings.Screen Shot 2018-11-09 at 2.16.06 PM.png

*Optional*: Adding Accents:

  1. Place your stem wire in the moss and attach butterflies (or other accent) to the end to secure.

Aftercare Instructions:

  • Let your wreath dry out for about a week before hanging up. *This time is crucial to make sure the succulent cuttings can form baby roots.
  • Hang your wreath in a place it will get about 6–8 hours of bright, natural light a day! A good place for a wreath is on your front door.
  • Water sparingly. Every 10 to 14 days, depending on your weather and how your succulents are doing, soak the wreath in a basin or sink for 30 minutes, then lay it out to drain. When you soak the wreath, the water should come up about half way.
  • When in doubt, don’t water! Your succulents should be just fine, swaddled in the moist moss, they’ll get all the hydration they need.
  • Your wreath can live up to a year as long as you are watering it and grooming it by taking off old, dead leaves as new ones form.
  • You can take off the succulents as they grow, plant them then add new cuttings to give it a new look and make it last longer. Be sure to always give them a few months to grow their roots before removing them.

Snap a pic of your enviable new decor and tag us @sucstu to share! Happy planting! 🌱💚