Faux Succulent Wreath Tutorial

With every new craft project I have undertaken, I learn more and more that, well…I still have a lot more to learn. What I envision in my head before starting the project is of a beautiful masterpiece. I think that the next project I take on will finally show me that I have a natural skill in something.

I’m still trying to figure out exactly what I’m going to be doing with this blog too. Should I expand to including recipes? Maybe, since I enjoy reading and have started a bullet reading journal, maybe I should write up book reviews—maybe I should do all three and really expand what this blog offers.

I don’t know. As someone who likes to have everything planned out in advance, freewheeling it with the crafts is definitely out of the norm for me.

But, I won’t know what to do unless I keep pushing myself to try new things, which is really the only way learn anything, right?

Okie, now to get to what this post is really about: making a faux succulent wreath!

 Materials Used:

Grapevine wreath

Artificial soft green moss

Artificial string of pearl succulent vines

Artificial succulent cactus

Artificial Capensia Bush trimmings

Hot glue gun

Hot glue sticks

Scissors

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How-To:

 Step 1: Take the vines of the green moss and cut them with your scissors. Wrap the individual strands around the wreath.

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Side Note: Before I glued anything down, I played with the arrangement of the faux succulents to see how they would look altogether. This way if I didn’t like something, I wouldn’t have to rip it off or waste any glue.

Step 2: Cut the other artificial succulents down to size. Some of the succulents will have a wire base. Using pliers to remove the wire is way easier than using scissors! I learned this the hard way.

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Step 3: Glue down the succulents.

This is the finished result of my wreath. I pulled the faux moss off the vines I didn’t use on the wreath and hot glued the moss to empty its empty areas.

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I was happy with the different hues of green, but I don’t think it has enough color. I think if it had pops of violet and indigo it would really change the wreath’s look.

As my posts have shown, I love succulents. I would eventually like to make a living succulent wreath filled with hues of pink, peach and orange.

The faux wreath has been hung on the front of my apartment door, but it looks a bit small.

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I’m not sure quite what I think about, but it is starting to grow on me!

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