Plant a succulent teacup garden in a moss wreath (and announcing the Homework Helper winners)

Do you love succulent teacup gardens as much as I do? They are so sweet! Which led me to wonder if I could add a teacup succulent garden to my spring wreath. Voila, today I’m sharing how I made my Succulent Teacup Garden Wreath. I used a demitasse teacup, which is smaller than a regular teacup, and was easy to find at a local resale shop. The 10” wreath of STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam is almost 2” thick, which is the perfect dimension for the demitasse teacup. The succulents and flowers are faux, so there’s no drippy water to worry about. This was a fun wreath to DIY!

What's not to love about a Moss Wreath with a Teacup Succulent Garden? DIY on CraftsnCoffee.com.

The demitasse cups are small, and you'll need just a few succulents and flowers to fill it.

The demitasse cups are small, and you’ll need just a few succulents and flowers to fill it.

To make a Succulent Teacup Garden & Moss Wreath, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 10” wreath; 2” ball or other scrap piece to fit teacup
  • Moss cloth
  • Demitasse teacup
  • Faux succulents, two
  • Silk flowers, several stems and a few flowers for the teacup
  • Thick, white craft glue
  • Low-temp glue gun
  • Tools needed: Scissors; pencil; rubber band; wire cutters; floral pins

To make a Succulent Teacup Garden & Moss Wreath:

1. Spread out moss cloth with paper side facing up. Place the wreath in a corner, and trace around it on the paper backing. Cut out the wreath shape and remove the paper backing. Glue the ring of moss to the wreath.

How to make an easy moss wreath. CraftsnCoffee.com.

Trace around the wreath on the paper backing, and cut out.

2. Cut a strip of moss cloth to fit around the outside edge of the wreath; you might need to piece two strips together. Glue and pin the moss cloth around the outside of the wreath.

Easy DIY Moss Wreath. CraftsnCoffee.com.

Cover the outside edge with a strip of moss cloth.

3. Position demitasse teacup in the lower, inside curve of the wreath, and press to create a groove to help hold the cup in place. Remove the cup.

Sweetest wreath ever -- DIY a Moss Wreath with a Teacup Succulent Garden. DIY on CraftsnCoffee.com.

Press the teacup down into the foam, making an impression that will help hold the cup in place.

4. Arrange the succulents and silk flowers, and when you like how they look, rubber band the stems together.

5. Glue the foam ball or other scrap of STYROFOAM Brand Foam into the demitasse cup. Insert the plant stems into the cup, and add glue to help hold them in place.

6. Glue the demitasse cup into the groove in the wreath. Let glue dry.

7. Cut a strip of moss cloth to fit around the inside edge of the wreath. Glue in place, and cut to fit around the teacup.

8. Arrange several silk flower stems at the bottom of the wreath; if needed, trim stems to fit. When you like the arrangement, pin in place with floral pins.

Pretty! Love this Moss Wreath with a Teacup Succulent Garden! CraftsnCoffee.com.

The resale shop I visited had a lot of demitasse cups. You should be able to find one that suits your colors and style.

9. Loop ribbon through the wreath for hanging.

While you’re out and about scouting for demitasse teacups, pick up a few extra and DIY these Teacup Topiaries, too.

Teacup Topiaries, made with mismatched teacups, are perfect for Mother's Day, Teacher Appreciation Week, or bridal or baby showers.

Teacup Topiaries

The Succulent Teacup Garden Wreath and Teacup Topiaries would make lovely Mother’s Day gifts, don’t you think?

DIY a Moss Wreath with Teacup Succulent Garden. Easy tutorial on CraftsnCoffee.com.

Make one for you, and another for Mother’s Day, or a teacher’s gift, or a housewarming gift, or just because!

And now, the winners in the recent, Homework Helper giveaway! Thank you to all who entered the giveaway. Brenda Ackerman and Emily Smith are the winners, and they’ll each receive:

  • A Solar System kit or Project Bricks kit (your choice)
  • A $50 gift card to Hobby Lobby, Jo-Ann Stores or Michaels (your choice)
  • A craft apron.

Please contact me, Brenda and Emily, to arrange for your prizes.

Happy crafting!

Sharon

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20 Responses to Plant a succulent teacup garden in a moss wreath (and announcing the Homework Helper winners)

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  3. Katiria says:

    Congrats Brenda and Emily!
    I like the teacup topiary idea (nice Mothers Day gift for my neighbor 😉 )
    LOL LisaM6

    • Sharon says:

      Happy Monday, and thanks for stopping in. How sweet of you to think of your neighbor, and I bet she would love a Teacup Topiary. I hope you have a great week! xo, Sharon

  4. I am just so excited to have been chosen as one of the winners of this fabulous prize package! Just recently having made my first wreath, I am hooked because they are so fun to make. Plus, with great tutorials like the one above and the Teacup Topiary Tutorial she also has kindly put together; I am going to be creating some great projects for our home! Thank you for everything! Have a fantastic creative day!

    • Sharon says:

      Awww, thank you! I love making wreaths and it sounds like you do, too. I thought your pompom wreath was really cute! Thanks again for following Crafts ‘n Coffee. Happy crafting! Sharon

  5. CraftyB says:

    Very sweet and great use for a pretty teacup!

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you! You could even use a special teacup for this wreath, something with sentimental value even. Great suggestion. Happy crafting! Sharon

  6. Angie says:

    Love this spring wreath with the teacup and succulents! I am wondering if you could actually use fresh plants, if you kept it watered. Congrats to Brenda Ackerman and Emily Smith!

    • Sharon says:

      Good question, Angie. I don’t think they need a lot of water, so maybe you could use real succulents. You’d just want to be very careful when watering it or you could have a mess on the floor! The wreath will withstand the moisture, so you don’t need to worry about that. Let me know if you try it with real succulents. Thanks! Sharon

  7. annehaun says:

    Congrats to the winners – great wreath idea.

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you so much! Are you decorating with succulents — indoors or out? I added a few to my garden last year, and I am happy to see that they’re still alive this spring. Are there signs of spring by you? Sharon

  8. Congratulations to Brenda and Emily!! Enjoy your projects and happy shopping!
    LOVELOVELOVE the teacup succulent garden wreath! I just planted 3 air plant “gardens” and am loving seeing plants in my house for the first time in a long time!! I plan to add many more over the course of the summer because I think plants really make a house look lived in!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Sharon says:

      I think you could add a few air plants to this wreath, too, because they don’t really need water, right? Easy-care plants are win-win! So glad you enjoyed this idea, Barb. Happy crafty weekend! Sharon

  9. LisaM6 says:

    Now that is my cup of tea. I will have to try something like this soon. The tea cup topiaries are super cute. My Mom gave me a teacup birdfeeder for outside….the wreath would be a fun add to the front porch….just a few more projects then I can tackle something fun like this.
    Happy Spring…we are having a bit of rain with a mixture of that dreaded Snow. 🙂

    • Sharon says:

      🙂 Thanks for the morning chuckle, Lisa! I bet the teacup bird feeder is pretty sweet, too. Another wonderful idea for the list, right? I heard that Colorado will be slammed with snow, and it sounds like you’re probably getting the same weather. I hope you stay inside, stay warm, and get your craft on! Thanks for stopping in. Sharon

      • LisaM7 says:

        We only got a few flakes. But my daughter who is in Denver at college got a few inches. Not fun for track.

      • Sharon says:

        Oh no — poor kid! I hope the meet went well, in spite of the snow. Perfect excuse for a big cup of hot chocolate!

  10. I am so thrilled and excited to be one of the winners of this fabulous prize package! I sent you my contact information! After recently completing my very first wreath project, I am hooked! They are so much fun to make and creating them with ideas like this tea cup and succulants is brilliant! Thank you so much for sharing all of your ideas and tutorials! They really make a big difference to those of us just starting out and not knowing our right from our left per say. Now to be able to buy some fabulous supplies from JoAnns (it is the only craft store we have in our town); I will also enjoy using the Solar System and the Apron! What a Magnificent way to start a day! Thank you once again! I am going to have so much fun creating with wreaths and possibly a few other crafts like the Topiaries! Have a fantastic creative day!

    • Sharon says:

      I am so glad you found us (and crafting!). Thank you for your sweet comment and for following along. I include lots of different craft ideas here, so I hope you find lots of inspiration and projects that you “just have to make”. Thank you again, and happy crafting! Sharon

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