How to Make a Beautiful Succulent Wreath

We love wreaths! They make front doors seem so much more welcoming and inviting. They really increase the curb appeal of your house too! You can put up a festive wreath to celebrate a holiday or put up a simple floral. The succulent wreath will look good at any time of year. The possibilities are endless! 

Fake wreaths look nice, but for that extra special design touch, we recommend making your own living succulent wreath! Succulent wreaths have a natural vibrancy and beauty that fake wreaths can’t match. You can even create festive wreaths for any occasion using succulents! How cute would a wreath full of lush green succulents and red holly berries look on your door at Christmastime? 

How to Make a Beautiful Succulent Wreath
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Gather Your Supplies 

To make your living succulent wreath. You’ll need to purchase a few things: a sharp pair of scissors, a living wreath form, greening pins, and a wreath hanger. If you want to add any festive seasonal elements to your wreaths, like some acorns or small Christmas ornaments, you should buy those things too. 

You’ll also need about 50 to 75 succulent cuttings, depending on how full you want your wreath to look. Once you have all your supplies, it’s time to make your wreath! 

Take Your Succulent Cuttings 

You should take your succulent cuttings a few days before you want to make your wreath. This will give them a chance to dry out and callus over. Which will prevent their roots from rotting when you plant them in the wreath form. Make sure that all the cuttings you take have a one or two-inch stem. Because it makes them easier to stick in the wreath.

You can take cuttings from succulents you already have, or go out and purchase some new plants. What a great excuse to go to the garden center and buy more plants! 

Soak Your Wreath Form

Once your succulent cuttings have dried out, you’re ready to make your wreath! Get out your wreath form and a bowl of water big enough to fit it. Submerge the wreath in the water and leave it to soak up some moisture for a few hours. Your succulent cuttings won’t be able to root unless you get the moss in your wreath form nice and wet, so don’t skip this step! 

Be sure to also check out “7 Succulent Bouquets You Wish You Knew About” for more amazing crafts you can do with your succulents.

How to Make a Beautiful Succulent Wreath
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Lay Out Your Design 

Before you start planting your succulents, you should lay them out on a table and decide how you want to arrange them. It’s much easier to make alterations to your design before you start planting your succulents—once your cuttings are in the wreath form, they can be pretty tricky to pull out!  

We recommend using a mixture of big and small succulents and ones with different colors and textures to create the most interesting wreath. You should also consider incorporating some trailing succulents into your design—as they grow, they’ll cascade down from the wreath, which creates a really beautiful look! 

Plant Your Succulent Cuttings 

Once you’ve finalized your design, grab your scissors and your succulent cuttings and get planting! Use the tip of your scissors to make a hole in the moss, and then push your succulent cutting down into the space you made. Then secure the base of your cutting to the wreath using a greening pin. 

Do the same for any ornaments, acorns, or other objects you want to incorporate into the wreath. Repeat this process until the whole wreath is covered with succulents and looking beautiful! 

Caring for Your Wreath 

Your succulent cuttings will take about six weeks to root, but because you secured them with greening pins, you can hang up your wreath now without them falling out. If you don’t want to use greening pins, just wait to hang your wreath for six weeks. 

Ideally, you should hang your wreath somewhere that gets bright but indirect sunlight. You should also water it about once every two weeks to keep all the succulents looking nice and fresh! The easiest way to do this is to fill up a bowl with water and then soak the underside of the wreath for a few minutes. Let the wreath dry for an hour or so before you hang it back up on your wall or door so it doesn’t leave water stains! Don’t forget to check out our full guide on watering your succulents in “How Often To Water Cactus“.


How to Make a Beautiful Succulent Wreath
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Now that you know how to make a beautiful succulent wreath of your own, are you going to try it? Let us know in the comments section below, and be sure to share your creations with us on Instagram

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Happy Planting! 🌵

How to Make a Beautiful Succulent Wreath