Are y’all looking for a new type of wreath project? I’m showing you how I made this gorgeous succulent wreath in less than 20 minutes!
Succulents are really popular in home decor right now, y’all. Especially so in wreath making. And it’s easy to see why! They come in so many colors and shapes that it’s possible to design a huge variety of amazing projects! If you are looking to branch out and add something different to your product line, I’m showing you how to make this simple succulent wreath in the video below.
How to Make a Succulent Wreath
Succulents aren’t just for Southwest decor anymore y’all! They are being embraced by many different decorating styles. Whether it’s traditional, farmhouse, or eclectic, succulents are making themselves known in homes all over the world. I’m sure that some of you have been using them for awhile but for some, this is a new venture. While succulents are definitely different from traditional florals and greenery, in many ways we treat them the same. They will attach to your wreath base in similar ways and you will be coordinating your ribbon colors just like you would with florals.
I used some super cute cactus ribbon in this project because I love how the little pink flowers brought out the maroon tones in the succulents. The wreath also would have looked great with some burlap ribbon. The possibilities for our wreath projects are basically limitless and I know that can feel overwhelming at times. If you need info on learning how to select the perfect ribbon for your project, I have a whole blog post to help you out. In many cases the best advice is to just go with your gut and what looks good to you!
We talk glue guns in this video too! I talk about my favorite one and the importance of using industrial glue in your projects. I use several different types of greenery on this wreath and attach the pieces in different ways. Sometimes figuring out how to attach greens to get the exact look you want is a matter of trial and error. However, there are some go to methods that I use religiously. I have a post about the secrets of attaching greenery if you want to learn more!
Funky Bow using the EZ Bow Maker
- Get your EZ Bow Maker and ribbons.
- Take your 2.5" ribbon, measure 12" tail and a 6" loop on one side.
- Using the same ribbon, continue measuring out an 8" tail and a loop slightly smaller with each layer. Alternate the loop on each side. There are 4 layers.
- Then get your pipe cleaner and wrap around the center of your bow. Twist nice and tight.
How To Make A Faux Succulent Wreath
- Clean your grapevine so that it won't scrape the door or wall.
- Add the succulent bush to the center of the grapevine with hot glue. Make sure you fluff the succulent bush before you add it to the wreath base.
- Take the funky bow and add it to the bottom of your wreath. Wrap pipe cleaner around the base. Trim pipe cleaners and tuck back into the grapevine.Fluff out the bow and trim ends into dovetails at different lengths.
- Take a succulent stem, bend the stem, trim any excess, and at the bottom of the bow. Use the hot glue gun to secure greenery in place. Add to each side of the wreath.
- take additional greenery stems and add them to the grapevine. Secure with hot glue.
Y’all, it was so simple to make this beautifully full succulent wreath. If you are looking for a way to have your own little succulent garden on your front door, this project is perfect for you! These little guys are ideal for year round door decor. So, whether you are creating a wreath for yourself or to sell, you can’t go wrong with mixing a few succulent pieces into your line up.
If you need any help with centerpiece-making, bow-making, wreath-making, or crafting in general, be sure to check out more of our tutorials on How to Make Wreaths.
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