How To Make a Large Faux Succulent Wreath For Just Under $9
Please Shine Down On Me
If you’re anything like me, you are probably just sick of winter already and you just can’t wait for the Spring weather to take its sweet time to get here. Amiright? 😀
Although the calendar indicates that its March, the weather has a mind of its own, here in the midwest. Smh
I mean, snow is beautiful and all that jazz, but you know what?
Anything more than 3 months of snow is enough to drive just about anyone stir crazy around here.
For those of you in warm weather, please tell Mr. Sun to shine his light on us pasties over here too, thanks so much. 🙂
To combat my cabin fever, I thought it would be a good idea to usher in Spring with a beautiful diy faux succulent wreath.
Making My Own Sunshine
In the meantime, I’m working my rainmaking sun charming magic by making this beautiful faux succulent wreath in hopes that the universe will catch my drift and send us all some vitamin D.
Wanna know how to make one for yourself too? Check out the instructions below on how to make a large faux succulent wreath for under $9 bucks.
Hint: The secret sauce on how to save yourself money on making crafts is to buy everything you need at the wrong time of year. 😉
Here is my inspirational faux succulent wreath from Joann.com:
You may be wondering, how in the world did she make this large 32″ wreath for so cheap?
Did you happen to notice the price tag in that screenshot above?
There’s no way I am paying that much money for a piece of home decor, like ever!
Mmm mmm, nope.
If you’re anything like me, the frugalista in you is probably shaking her head in agreement too. (fist bump)
Frugal For The Win!
Instead, I was able to make this project for just under $9 tax included, out of pocket for a pretty large 32″ wreath and so can you, if you plan it out just right.
I used most of the things that I already have on hand from my home craft stash, like the floral wire, baker’s twine, hooks, and a hot glue gun.
You can get these for a buck each plus sales tax from your local Dollar Tree if you do not have any on hand.
I only bought some of the supplies that I needed on clearance (way back in September of last year) with my gift cards from Swagbucks.
Make It Yourself:
I grabbed the largest size twig wreath that I could find at the Dollar Tree for $1.09.
These boxwood grass mats were on clearance at Michael’s for $0.50 each at the time, back in September.
I bought 2 of these mats to fill in the gaps of my diy wreath to give it some oomph and fluff it up a bit.
Here is a screenshot of a Faux Echevaria Succulent stem from Joann.com.
However, I bought my faux succulent stems from Michael’s at the end of September last year when they were on clearance for $0.50-$1 per stem.
So I went ahead and bought several of them.
For that price, I just couldn’t pass them up! 🙂
I think it makes it my wreath look fuller and more vibrant.
It really is hard to tell that it’s fake because the quality of these faux greens looks so real and life-like up front and from far away.
I bought 1 stem of this faux green orchid on clearance at 50% off using my Joann gift card that I’ve received from Swagbucks.com and cut off 4 flowers to use in my own DIY faux succulent wreath.
I could have gone with pink or any other color orchid blooms.
But I just love how rare and extraordinary these green orchid blooms look and they really seem to add a fresh spring vibe to my wreath too.
To top it off, I bought of few of these galvanized metal letters from Hobby Lobby, in store when they were on clearance for $0.20 each!
Can you believe it? I can’t even buy gumballs for that cheap nowadays!
I was over the moon excited when I saw these.
Anyway, I grabbed a handful for future whatever craft gifts that may arise. (hint hint)
- Twig branch wreath (buy the largest size from the Dollar Tree)
- Various shapes, styles, & sizes of faux succulents (from Dollar Tree, Michael’s or Joann fabrics)
- Faux orchids or natural looking silk florals (Joann fabrics)
- Hot glue gun
- Hot Glue sticks
- 2 sheets of faux fern/grass (Michael’s, Joann Fabrics, or Hobby Lobby)
- 1 Galvanized Metal letter (Michael’s, Joann Fabrics, or Hobby Lobby)
- Floral wire (from the Dollar Tree)
- Gold spray paint (Michael’s or Joann)
- 1 pair of scissors
- 1 command strip & command hook combo
- You can also use baker’s twine or yarn in place of the floral wire to avoid scratching the surface of your wall or door.
- Start by spray painting the metal letter gold and allowing it to dry 24-48 hours before decorating.
- Cut away any loose strands of twig that are poking out of the wreath with a pair of scissors.
- Do a dry fit of the faux succulents arranging them over top of the wreath before you permanently glue them on, in case you change your mind about their placement later.
- Then, hot glue the faux succulents onto the twig wreath.
- Fill in the empty spaces in between each of the faux succulents with the green orchids or faux silk florals and hot glue them into place
- Now, layer in the rest of the empty spaces on the twig wreath with the faux boxwood grasses and then hot gluing them into place.
- Be really careful with this part.
- Since these things are so little, you may want to consider wearing some gloves or mittens to avoid burning yourself as I did.
- Attach the metal letter to the twig wreath using floral wire and the holes in the back of the metal letter.
- Hang the entire wreath up on a flat surface wall or door using a command hook and command strip combo.
- Enjoy your new faux succulent wreath and happy spring! 🙂
For more wreath ideas check out this post.