CHRISTMAS WREATH MAKING

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A great DIY succulent wreath that will stay alive long past the holidays. Makes a great centerpiece during the holidays while the roots are growing in and getting settled, and after 6-8 weeks it’ll be sturdy and ready to go up on your front door, just in time to be dressed up with easter eggs and pastel ribbons in time for the next holiday season in April.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

1. Scissors
2. Screwdriver
3. A selection of succulent cuttings
4. Thin wire or fishing wire
5. Wreath wire frame
6. Sphagnum moss
7. Seasonal ornaments

STEP 1.

Select your plants. Make sure you take your succulent cuttings a day or two prior to building your wreath and remove the lower leaves so you have a steam of around 2cm-3cm long.

STEP 2.

Soak your Sphagnum moss so that it expands in size and commence to fill your wreath wire frame with the sphagnum moss. This will mould to the frame and the shape of your wreath and make sure your generous.

STEP 3.

Take a long peace of fishing wire and commence winding it securely so your moss is held in place tightly. You can commence creating small pockets and filling them with moist soil.

STEP 4.

Lay you wreath flat and start to arrange you cutting in the arrangement you want on your wreath. Make sure you use plenty of succulent cuttings as you want your wreath to look dense.

STEP 5.

Make small holes in the moss using a screwdriver and start inserting your succulents. Don’t worry if you can still see some of the moss as with time your succulents will grow in size and cover your frame. You can use craft or florist pins to keep your larger succulents in place until they grow roots.

STEP 6.

Once completed leave you wreath flat and in the shade for the first week then gradually expose it to full sun. Once in full sun make sure you water your succulents every third day to help stimulate root formation and prevent them from drying out while still keeping your wreath flat. This process can take 4-6 weeks for the succulents to beginning rooting along the stems.

STEP 7. 

Once established you can hang your wreath and add any finishing touches such a bows, or small festive ornaments to your wreath. Make sure you water your wreath every 4 weeks by soaking it water.

Note: You can always redress your succulent wreath for the season and special occasions such as Easter, Halloween and family birthdays.