I’m the absolute worst with plants. I wish I wasn’t but seriously, I’m the worst. I’m a little bit better with succulents but even those are usually doomed to end up shriveled in a trash can. Here’s a super easy Succulent Wreath I made so that no more plants have to die for my ineptitude!
Blackest of Thumbs
Because of my black thumb, I absolutely love the fake succulent trend that’s everywhere right now! On the whole I avoid most fake plants because they look so…well, fake. Succulents are a totally different because, honestly, even real succulents look fake to me. I got my succulents from ConsumerCrafts.com and love the look and variety they offer. The only other supplies you’ll need for this tutorial is a grapevine wreath and some strong glue.
Most of the fake succulents on the market have a long stem attached that you’re going to have to either pull out or cut off with some wire cutters. I suggest leaving a little bit of a nib at the end so that the wreath and glue has more to grab onto. Now apply a ton of glue to the back of the succulent and press in place on the grapevine wreath. I’ve got to warn you that I used hot glue and one of my plants fell off so you might want to switch to a silicon glue or just apply more hot glue than I did!
Continue gluing and placing the succulents around your wreath. I tried space out all the different shapes of succulents so that the wreath looked balanced and organized. Consumer Crafts has so many different varieties of succulents that it wasn’t hard to accomplish this!
And that’s it! I now have a gorgeous Succulent Wreath that, try as I may, will not break my heart and die in a few weeks. These succulents are so realistic looking that they still look great even when you get up close! Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you enjoyed this tutorial!
This tutorial originally appeared on Live Craft Love where I was compensated for my work.