Make it Monday: Succulent Wreath

Happy Monday! I’ve had a fun day running errands and getting ready for the short week ahead. While brainstorming my blog posts for this week, I thought it’d be fun to devote them to the Pantone Color of the Year for 2017! I’ve always had a color crush on all shades of green, and I especially love Pantone’s selection for this year.

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Isn’t it pretty?! I thought one easy way to celebrate greenery would be to make a wreath, and what better way to incorporate all shades of green than with succulents?! A quick (ha!  I think I’ve made that joke before…) trip to Michael’s and I was all set for a night of crafting.

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First I laid out all my succulents. I bought a few higher quality stems and then bought some cheaper stems that would be filler. I bought the succulents in quantities of three so that I could balance them out around the wreath.

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I used a grapevine wreath as my base. I really like grapevine wreaths because you can tuck floral stems into them to make them secure with very little hot glue.

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The first three succulents I tucked into the wreath were the spiky green and yellow ones. I did a triangle shape, using the rule of thirds, around the wreath, then added in the next flower-like succulent.

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Next I tucked in the the other large succulents again with the rule of thirds in mind.

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My final touch was to add in the filler succulents. If you look closely at the picture from Michael’s, you’ll see what looks like a sheet of succulents hanging on the display wall. I bought that and popped the succulents off and tucked those in to really fill it out.

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And with those last few succulents, the wreath was done! Start to finish (not counting the time at Michael’s ;)), the wreath took me 45 minutes. Easy peasy!

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I decided to forego a bow this time and just let the focus be on the succulents. I’m really loving it, and I think it’ll be an indoor wreath to add a pop of green to our living room. I’m excited to continue celebrating GREENERY the rest of this week, so I hope you’ll come back by.

Party on!
JW

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