Make Your Own Living Succulent Wreath Centerpiece

Jeannine Romero, Plant Lady

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6 Lessons (20m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:24
    • 2. Supplies

      0:57
    • 3. Prepping The Frame

      6:44
    • 4. Design Your Wreath

      9:04
    • 5. The Finished Project

      0:36
    • 6. Final Thoughts And Care Tips

      1:37

About This Class

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Objective:

In this class, you will learn how to design a living succulent wreath centerpiece to use with candles for your next dinner party or holiday table. This wreath also makes the perfect addition to your patio umbrella table. No experience is necessary for this class; students learn to make a simple wire and moss base, attach succulent cuttings and then how to care for a succulent wreath.

Succulents are trending for lots of reasons, such as they do not require much watering, and they come in a variety of color; these reasons also work for a living wreath. Succulents make long lasting cut plants because they hold water in their leaves and, therefore, subsist for months without soil. (Cut flowers will be in the compost bin in a week or less!) Talk about sustainable--when you are finished using the wreath, repot or replant the succulents in your garden and they will continue to grow.

Supplies needed:

  • 12" wire wreath frame
  • 9 to 12 rosette shaped cut succulents
  • About 2 dozen leafy jade succulent cuttings (less will be required if more rosettes are used)
  • Large bunch of dried Spanish moss
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Scissors
  • Protective cover for work surface