Scrap the yearly store-bought wreath from your to-do list and create your own! Cover it with living treasures to add holiday cheer to your home.
Typically made of evergreen or pine branches, wreaths are snowball-packed full of symbolism and tradition. Ancient Romans gifted branches to friends and family signifying good health for the coming year. By the 16th century, the branches were shaped into wreaths, symbolizing joy, growth, and everlasting life. The wreath continues to be one of the most popular holiday decorations. It’s a welcoming gesture to hang on your front door or as an accent piece inside the home. Wreaths are taken down and disposed of when the holiday season comes to a close, which makes purchasing a new wreath each year both costly and wasteful.
It’s time to skip out on the traditional holiday wreath and create something new, modern, and earth friendly. Use your creative spirit to build your own holiday succulent wreath that adds playful texture and color to any room. Hang it up for all to see or use it as a centerpiece for family gatherings.
What You’ll Need:
- Sphagnum moss wreath
- Succulent cuttings
- Floral or greening pins (as needed)
- Rust-proof wreath hanging hardware
- Cut the stems of the succulents. The cuttings should be 1 to 2 inches in length. Remove all the lower leaves so that the cutting has one long stem. Depending on the size of the wreath, you will want enough succulent cuttings to cover the entire wreath.
- One to two days prior to starting your wreath, set your cuttings out and let them dry and callus.
- Soak the entirety of the sphagnum moss wreath in a container of water for 3-5 minutes.
- Plan and arrange where you’d like the cuttings to be placed on your succulent wreath.
- Using your scissors, poke a hole in the wreath just large enough for a succulent cutting stem (Not too big or else the succulent cutting will fall out).
- Place the cutting of your choice into the hole so it’s nice and snug.
- If your succulents are having difficulty staying use floral or greening pins.
- Repeat this process until you achieve your desired look.
- Hang your succulent wreath using the rust-proof hanging hardware.
Once the wreath is complete, let it lay flat until the wreath has fully dried. This gives the succulent cuttings the opportunity to take root.
Depending on where you live, the care for your succulent wreath will be similar to your succulent container gardening. During the winter months, leave your succulent wreath indoors, especially if you live in an area that reaches freezing temperatures.
Hang your wreath in a spot that will receive sunlight daily. It will need to have either filtered light or morning sun, as harsh, direct sunlight will damage your succulents.
Water the wreath when the sphagnum moss feels dry to the touch. Soak it in a container of room temperature water for several minutes.
Once the holiday season is over, there’s no need to put your wreath away. This wreath can be a statement piece in your home all year round. With consistent care and maintenance, your succulents can last a long while. Enjoy!
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