Today’s blog post is brought to you by special guest blogger, Olivia. She created a gorgeous wreath and is willing to share how she did it. I hope you enjoy this blog post as much as I did (I definitely plan to give this wreath a try)…and that you will go check out Olivia’s other wonderful projects at DIY Mother. -Nicole
I’ve been on a decorating kick lately, and have been looking for an all-season wreath to put on my front door because we just re-painted it. I thought the color and texture of succulents would work well with my new blue door, so I decided to give it a try. Of course, Martha Stewart did it 50 times better than I did, but she’s not human. She’s some kind of craft-terrestrial.
I figured, what’s the worst that could happen? Even if they start to die, I can at least salvage them and grow some more. Many thanks to Nicole for letting me share this project with you-be expecting a check-in once the plants have rooted and the wreath is hanging from my door.
Different types of succulents
1. Soak the moss in a bowl until it’s stretchy and easy to mold. Start packing the moss into the groove of the wire floral wreath. Secure the moss by wrapping some floral wire around it.
2. I put some potting soil over the moss when it was time to plant the succulents, because I figured it would hold them in place better. Dig tiny holes where your succulents will go and start planting! Remember that you can always tear off some segments and create more!
3. Space your succulents far apart from one another. When they root, they’ll expand and continue to grow around the wreath.
4. I secured my moss and soil with some more floral wire after I was finished, just to be on the safe side.
-Lay the wreath down flat for at least two months so that the succulents can properly root.
-Use a spray bottle and water the wreath about once a week. A great rule of (green)thumb is to wait until the soil completely dries before watering again.
-Succulents need as much sun as possible-they’re desert plants, so they’re used to dry climates and lots of natural light. If you’re keeping your wreath inside, be sure to place it close to a window.
-Fun fact: succulents can propagate! If you take the leaves from your plants and place them in damp soil, they’ll re-root and you’ll have a totally new succulent!