Succulent Wreath

Mother's Day Wreath

This post is a project made by my neighbor and friend Machelle.
She called me the other day and asked for my help in making bows for the wreaths she made for the Mothers in her life.  I jumped at the opportunity to do something creative since I'd rather do that then clean my craft room which was covered, every inch, in saw dust and paint dust :) (My basement is in the renovation process.)
After seeing just how beautiful her wreaths were, I asked if I could take pictures and share them here on our blog.  They're too pretty not to share.

These wreaths are so cool because they're alive and they'll continue to get fuller because the plants send off shooters and grow new plants.

These are the burlap flowers I helped her make & I think she made an awesome choice going with burlap, it adds just the right touch.
We made these flowers with 3" burlap ribbon and you can see previous instructions here.
Machelle had the awesome idea to spray paint the burlap so it would bring out the colors of the succulents.  She painted one roll with burgundy spray paint & one with turquoise spray paint.  She didn't spray paint them solid, but randomly sprayed it & I love the look!
For the smaller flowers, she cut the ribbon in half before gathering them on the sewing machine.
Here are some close up pics of some of the pretty plants.

She clipped these pretty purple succulents from her front yard.
You can use your own plants if you have them and don't want to go buy new ones.

We don't have a step by step picture process of making these wreaths, but here are the general instructions:

  • wire wreath
  • Sphagnum moss
  • succulent plants
  • bobby pins
  • fishing line
  • bows or ribbon for embellishment
  1. Soak the sphagnum moss.
  2. Turn wreath over and stuff back of wreath with moss.  Wrap fishing line around it to secure moss.
  3. Turn wreath to front side & stuff with moss.  Wrap fishing line around it to secure moss.
  4. Poke holes in moss & place succulent stem in hole.  Secure plant with bobby pin.
  5. Add bow or ribbon for embellishment.
TIP:  You can even spray paint your succulents too.  See here.
Here are two other sites with great instructions BHG & Prudent Baby.
Thanks Machelle for letting me share your project with everyone!
I'm sure the mothers in your life are so grateful for your thoughtful gift.


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  1. Oh I've been wanting to make one of these for ages! Thanks for reminding me, I'm going to Pin this - it's a keeper!

  2. Your friend's project is awesome! I had a succulent planter last year on my patio and it was one of my favourite garden features.

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!

    Have a great weekend,


  3. oh my goodness I LOVE this. I am so in love with succulants right now! I so want to make one of these! thanks for sharing


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