Make A Succulent Wreath To Brighten Your Home With Less Effort

If you need some greenery, what better way to freshen up your home than by introducing a homemade wreath made of beautiful plants? However, wrapping flowers around a frame can be a pain, especially if you know they'll just die in a few days. So, we suggest incorporating succulents instead. They come in various colors and shapes and are strong plants that can last a long time as long as they're properly maintained.

To get started, you'll need to gather a few crucial tools, such as a heavy wire wreath form with a back, one burlap bag, cactus soil mix, coco fiber, a hot glue gun, and of course, a variety of succulents that differ in size, (via YouTube). This DIY project has become so popular that it's made its way onto TikTok, where users like Cierra Warner have gained thousands of views for their tutorials. And viewers can't get over how stunning the final results are. "This is awesome! I love the creativity," one user said. If you'd like to tackle this project, we'll show you how to get it done.

Getting started

First, lay your wire wreath form down with the top facing up and place the burlap bag over it (via YouTube). You'll then want to form the bag around the wreath, pushing it around the center until it has taken its shape. Once you're done with that, grab your cactus soil and fill the space around the center of the wreath before pressing it down until the soil looks tightly compact. Then, grab a pair of sharp scissors and cut the extra burlap that's hanging over the wreath. However, be sure to allow a few inches of burlap to hang over the wreath so it can be folded over later.

Use those same scissors to cut out a small hole in the middle. Then, grab your cocoa fiber backing, which should be cut to fit the shape of the wreath, and place it over the soil. Next, use your hot glue gun to attach the extra burlap to the cocoa fiber. Once you believe everything is firmly stuck together, you can place it on the backing of the wire wreath.

Finishing touches

Now that you have your wreath ready, it's time for the fun part! Grab your scissors again and cut a small hole in the burlap. Then, use your fingers to widen the hole and loosen up the soil. Next, grab your succulent of choice and pick off as much dirt as you can from the roots. Once you've cleaned it up, place the succulent inside the hole. To ensure the succulent stays in place, you can also pin it down with greening pins. Keep following this method until you've created your design. However, before you finish planting, hook on your wreath hanger to ensure you don't accidentally cover the hook.

Once you're done planting, you can create a fuller look by also adding on wet moss wherever the burlap is exposed. By the end of your project, you should have a full and luscious wreath ready to give your front door a brand-new look. If you're uncomfortable working with real plants, you can also create a similar design with faux succulents.