Deep down in my heart I am a wreath person. Sort of. I struggle with bad wreaths. Don’t get me wrong, I love your wreath and I am ever so happy to see that you’ve taken the thought and care to add something a little extra to welcome people to your home. I don’t judge.
But I’ve never been able to find one for my door that felt, well…just right.
I’ve been dreaming of a succulent wreath. Green and bright in all it’s glory…a living wreath.
I have an obsession with succulents. I love that I can’t kill them. That they survive on almost no love and care, and look so damn pretty.
So my mum went to work with her skilled hands…
Soaking moss, snapping succulents…
So here it is, with my talented mums amazingness…my very own succulent wreath.
I love the fuzziness of the moss, so I didn’t jam pack it with succulents. You could if you wanted. They also need space to grow… I also want to add more as I please. The awesome thing is that all of these came from clippings from the ones in my yard. I didn’t have to buy a single plant. Yay for free. In fact, if you didn’t know, you can, is cultivate the right word??… no wait, propagate…succulents very easily. Snap a piece off and stick it in dirt… or moss in this case, and that piece will live and grow. I’m sure there’s fancier ways of doing it, but that way works for me.
I like to say I have my own little mini succulent farm in my backyard, snapping off pieces and filling more pots.
There are a ton of tutorials on how to make your own wreath – you can either buy a pre-made moss form and just add succulents, or make your own, like I did. We just winged it…and it worked. I do have to say that I didn’t wait to hang my wreath, like many of the tutorials say, I just made sure my succulents were secure. I’m way too impatient for the business…
Now go do it!