How to Make a Succulent Wreath You Can Hang All Year Round
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How to Make a Succulent Wreath You Can Hang All Year Round

There’s something so *right* about a Christmas wreath on your front door. And while we know you love a classic circle of Douglas Fir (mmm, we can smell it now), it’s time for a refresh, California style.

Like the rest of you, we’ve been swooning over succulents lately. So we gave the classic holiday door hanger a 2015 refresh with our favorite trendy green. It’s a whole different kind of evergreen wreath and, because the succulents will actually take root in the moss, your wreath will look darn good on your door all year round.

If you’re looking to earn best-guest status, this also makes a great gift! Now, let’s wreath it up.

Materials + Tools:

— 12-inch wreath frame

— sphagnum moss

— succulents

— floral wire

— bobby pins

— pencil

— bucket

Instructions:

1. Soak the sphagnum moss in a bucket with water for 5 minutes, or until all the moss is wet. Squeeze out excess water.

2. As the moss soaks, clean the roots of each succulent. You want a stem or root that is long enough to “plant” in the moss.

3. Cover the front and back of your wreath frame in moss, compressing as you go. Then wrap floral wire around the moss to secure.

4. Starting with the bigger succulents, secure each plant to the wreath using a bobby pin. Pro Tip: You want to sandwich the stem rather than pierce it! Test how secure it is by holding your wreath upright.

5. Repeat these steps to build your wreath. We suggest that you start with the biggest succulents and work your way to the smallest so you have a balanced design.

Alright, let’s get started!

First things first: Soak the sphagnum moss in a bucket with water for 5 minutes, or until all the moss is wet. Squeeze out excess water.

As the moss soaks, clean the roots of each succulent. You want a stem or root that is long enough to “plant” in the moss.

Cover the front and back of your wreath frame in moss, compressing as you go. Then wrap floral wire around the moss to secure.

Starting with the bigger succulents, secure each plant to the wreath using a bobby pin.

Pro Tip: You want to sandwich the stem rather than pierce it! Test how secure it is by holding your wreath upright.

Repeat these steps to build your wreath. We suggest that you start with the biggest succulents and work your way to the smallest so you have a balanced design.

Et voila! Place your final succulent on your wreath. Do one last shake to make sure all the succulents are secure.

Such a beauty.

Get a big ol’ bow and hang it on your wall, door or window.

Happy last-minute holiday decorating!

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