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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
9. Loop ribbon through the wreath for hanging.
The Succulent Teacup Garden Wreath and Teacup Topiaries would make lovely Mother’s Day gifts, don’t you think?
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.