2 DIY Succulent Wreaths Perfect for Spring
Let Pottery Barn show you how to make a succulents wreath to celebrate the spring sunshine. These lush wreaths are simple to create, and with enough light, they'll provide long-lasting beauty and enjoyment in return.
Basic Succulent Wreath Forms for a Sturdy Foundation
Both of the DIY wreaths in this list follow this basic supply-and-build process. No matter which variety you choose, you can start here.
Wire wreath form in your desired shape and size
Large, sharp scissors
Bucket or bowl
Chopstick or small wooden dowel
Step 1: Start out by putting several handfuls of sphagnum moss in your bucket or bowl and cover them with water. While they’re soaking, prep your sheet moss by cutting it into pieces to fit on top of the wire wreath form.
Step 2: After the sphagnum moss has absorbed water and expanded in size, drain the bucket and press the moss gently to squeeze out extra moisture. Working from the back of the form, pack the moss in to provide a dense core layer, then use your floral wire to secure it in place. Place sheet moss pieces over the top on the outside of your succulent wreath. Secure everything with greening pins.
Step 3: Now it's time to add the succulents in your desired arrangement! Use your chopstick or wooden dowel to gently poke a hole through the sheet moss into the sphagnum moss core and insert your succulents. Pack extra moss around the base of each plant to secure it.
Variation 1: Trailing Succulent Wreath
This is a fun approach that adds some dimension and drama to your succulent wreath. Plant long, trailing succulents toward the bottom and sides of the wreath to add movement and texture.
Sedum Morganium, “Burro’s Tail”: These succulents grow tiny leaves in dense, grapelike clusters on long branches. The oval-shaped leaves can be rounded and egg-like or pointy. Burro’s tail start out growing upright, but they drape downwards as they mature.
Senecio Rowleyanus, “String of Pearls”: As their name suggests, this succulent produces long strands of pearl-like leaves. String of Pearls grows fast and is great at clinging to soil-like surfaces, so you can train it around your wreath too. Because they don't have roots, secure these plants with pins.
Sedum Album, “Green Ice”: This spreading succulent has small leaves like the trailing succulents above, but it can fill in open spaces in your wreath rather than hanging down.
Variation 2: Color Gradient Succulent Wreath
The succulent genus echeveria is a great choice for this wreath. The green base can be tinged with brown, blue, yellow, red, purple and even pink hues. Because they maintain their rosette shape and grow outward, echeveria make a colorful wreath base that you can then fill in with other succulents that catch your eye.