How to Make a Succulent Wreath

Have you wondered how to make a succulent wreath? I love the ombre effect of this one I made, so I am sharing the how-to with you today.

Succulents are low-maintenance and thrive in even the smallest amount of sunlight. They don’t need much water and are perfect for the heat of summer. What if you don’t know much about succulents? No worries. Succulents are hardy plants that require very little care. Let me show you how I made this gorgeous ombre succulent wreath.

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I love DIY crafts, and this succulent wreath is an easy one!

As a huge bonus, I have twenty-four wreath ideas from my favorite bloggers to share. Be sure to scroll to the bottom to see them all.

What You Need To Make a Succulent Wreath

About 50 small succulents (I used a 12″ wreath form)

One 10″ – 12″ wire wreath form (it needs to be curved to hold the moss and plants)

Fishing line or floral wire

Two bags of sphagnum moss

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How to Make a Succulent Wreath

I highly suggest you use cuttings from larger succulents if you have them. Succulents can be expensive, so shop around. The small ones are inexpensive at the flea markets, so I always pick up a few whenever I see them. Fortunately, I already owned almost all the succulents I used to make the wreath. 

For this wreath, I wanted to create an ombre effect with the colors of the succulents, so I did need to buy a few new succulents to fill in the colors!

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This is the wreath form that I used. Make sure you get a curved one to hold the moss and plants. Flip it over, and prepare to get your hands dirty!

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Assembling the Wreath

I used two bags of Sphagnum moss. Wet the moss so that it sticks together and place it inside the wreath form. Don’t pack it too tight; you will need room for succulent roots.

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Once you have filled the wreath form with moss, wrap it with wire to hold the moss in place. Please leave at least an inch between each wire so it is easy to insert the succulents.

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Turn the form back over so the curved edge is facing up. Using a pencil, make a hole for the succulent and insert the root into the moss. Once you have three or four in the moss, secure them with a wire. Wrap it carefully around the wreath, careful not to pull off the leaves of the succulent plants. Continue around the wreath form.

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Creating an Ombre Effect

I love grouping the succulents by color, but you can arrange them however you want!

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Be careful to secure the succulents so they stay within the outline of the wreath form. I had to go back and tie the yellow succulents again as they were a bit “unruly.”

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Once you are done, give the wreath a misting spray of water.  

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You can hang the wreath or leave it flat on a surface. Just ensure it gets sun and a light misting of water every few weeks. 

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How to Care For Your Succulent Wreath

How long do succulents last?

The wreath will change over time and can last up to 5 years. When it becomes overgrown, it can be pruned into cuttings, which can be used to plant a new wreath frame.  

How often do you need to water succulents?

Consider the natural habitat of succulents. Dry, these environments often go weeks, months, and (very rarely) years without good watering. But when it rains, it saturates the soil, replenishing the succulent’s water stores.

How can you tell if succulents need water?

Unlike other houseplants, you only need to water your succulents once or twice a month, depending on the plant’s location. Overwatering is usually the problem. If your succulents are soft, mushy, and have translucent leaves, they are likely overwatered. If the overwatering continues, the leaves will start to rot, and you will see them turn black. Don’t water until the soil is completely dry.

Should you spray succulents with water?

YOu can spray them. Succulents and cactus do not need moist and humid conditions. They need a good and thorough drink of water all the way through and then nothing! No matter how much you want to water them, spray them, don’t until soil is dry again!

I love live plants that don’t need a lot of TLC. Succulents are the best!

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Today, I’m joined by a fabulous group of blogging friends who also share their Summer DIY Wreath Ideas as part of the Seasonal Simplicity Summer Series. Click on the links below their wreath design to see exactly how they made it…

The Happy Housie // Lolly Jane // Modern Glam // The Turquoise Home // Tatertots & Jello

Shabbyfufu // Craftberry Bush // A Pretty Life // Southern State of Mind // Setting for Four

Finding Silver Pennies // Inspiration for Moms // Life is a Party // Tauni Everett // The DIY Mommy

Town and Country Living // Paint Me Pink // Jenna Kate at Home
All Things With Purpose // Sand & Sisal

My 100 Year Old Home // The Handmade Home // Lemon Thistle // This is Our Bliss

Lovely Faux Flowers for Summer!


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  1. This is soooooo beautiful. I love it so much. When you hang it does any moss fall? Just wondering. I love how you’ve done the colors in order. It really is just so pretty and restful. Thanks for sharing the tutorial with us.

  2. This is stunning!! Thanks for sharing how to make it – I’m going to make one for my pergola now! 🙂 Pinned! So fun to be on this tour with you. xo Heather

  3. Wow! Great job! I LOVE this fantastic wreath! Your directions and pictures make it look so easy. Thank u for sharing! Got so much inspiration. Looking forward to your new awesome ideas. Keep it up!

  4. Leslie,
    I am very interested in making this wreath for my lanai. As this would be hanging in a place with no sun, should I take the wreath and place it in the sun ever so many days (also watering it at the same time) then rehang inside the lanai?

    1. Hi Debra! Yes the wreath needs sun, a few hours a day when possible. Moving it out into the sun is a great idea! ☺️

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