DIY a Fall Succulent Wreath in luscious fall colors

Today’s Fall Succulent Wreath is all about the gorgeous shades of fall. After I made the Silk Sari Pumpkins, I knew I had to do something with the leftover silk fabrics. The rich colors and patterns in this fabric wreath are stunning, and yet it’s a super-easy wreath to DIY. To accent the golden fabrics, I spray painted several faux succulents with metallic paints, and added a few shimmering silk leaves. I love the combination!

You won't believe how easy it is to DIY this gorgeous fall wreath!

Gorgeous fall wreath! Love the succulents. DIY on

You can make this little beauty tonight! Really!

Of course, you don’t have to use silk sari fabrics, and you can substitute any other fabrics you already have in your stash, or find in your local craft store. Several people have asked where I bought my silk sari fabrics, and there are endless choices on etsy. You might want to check out the etsy shop Ribbons and Silk, which sells sets of four coordinating fat quarters for $12.

Here are the Silk Sari Pumpkins, with the fabrics that inspired this Fall Succulent Wreath. 

Gorgeous Silk Sari Pumpkins! Find the DIY in Craft Ideas magazine.

Here are the Silk Sari Pumpkins, featured in the fall issue of Craft Ideas magazine.

To make a Fall Succulent Wreath, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 12” x 2” wreath
  • Fabric, fat quarters or other scraps, in fall colors (I used six different silk sari fabrics)
  • Faux succulents, three
  • Silk leaves, metallic finish
  • Spray paint in copper and gold
  • Chenille stem or 4” length of wire
  • Low-temp glue gun
  • Tools needed: Scissors; ruler; rubber gloves; newspaper; knippers; straight pins; optional: rotary cutter and cutting mat; iron and ironing board

To make a Fall Succulent Wreath:

1. Clip the stems from the faux succulents.

2. Cover work area with newspapers. Spray paint the succulents, and let paint dry.

How to paint faux succulents. So easy!

It was super easy to paint the succulents.

3. If needed, press your fabrics. If you’re using silk, be sure to use the silk setting.

Love this DIY fall wreath and these beautiful fabrics!

Choose favorite fabrics from your stash, from the store, or purchase online.

4. Cut fabric into 1” strips.

How to make an easy fall wreath.

My fabrics are cut and I’m ready to wrap.

5. Pin and glue your first strip to the back of the wreath. Wrap the strip around the wreath, and pin and glue the other end to the back of the wreath. Repeat, alternating colors, until your wreath is covered.

This wreath is pretty "as is" but wait till you see it with the golden leaves and succulents!!

Now, to arrange the leaves and succulents.

6. Arrange the silk leaves and succulents on the wreath. Glue in place.

7. Shape the chenille stem or wire into a hanging loop. Insert and glue the ends into the back of the wreath. Let glue dry before hanging.

Loving this Fall Succulent Wreath! It's really easy to spray paint the faux succulents, too.

Ta da! Easy!

Perfect for fall! Love the colors, the fabrics, the painted succulents! So pretty.

This is an indoor wreath. If you want to display it on your front door, make sure it’s protected from the elements.

Really pretty, right? But as you know, the crafting life isn’t always beautiful . . . I hope you’ll hop over to the Silk Sari Pumpkins and share your craft fails in this week’s Fall Craft Giveaway. I’m giving away two prize packages containing:

  • $30 gift card to your choice of Jo-Anns, Michaels or Hobby Lobby
  • Starbuck’s Pumpkin Spice Latte Via Packets
  • Crafts ‘n Coffee mug
Craft Fail giveaway at Share your craft fails and win!

Is it Cousin It dressed up for a Christmas party? Or a failed topiary made with a tassel garland??

Here’s one of my recent craft fails – ack! What was I thinking? It looks like Cousin It from the Addams family dressed up for a Christmas party! Don’t be embarrassed to share your craft fails, too, over on the giveaway page.  Be sure to enter by midnight on Monday, August 29. I’ll announce the two winners on Tuesday, August 30.

I still have plenty of silk sari fabrics leftover, and I could make a very elegant collection of Rag Balls. Imagine a few Silk Sari Rag Balls tossed in a bowl! What would you do with the fabrics? Any ideas?

Happy crafting!


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16 Responses to DIY a Fall Succulent Wreath in luscious fall colors

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  3. Angie Dyer says:

    Beautiful fabric choices! The crafts themselves would be appropriate from August until after Thanksgiving in my home or yours. Love your ideas!

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you, and you certainly could display this wreath all season long. Those fabrics are just fabulous, and so different from what we might find in our fabric stores. I want to go online and order a bunch more, but I don’t dare add to my stash! Thanks, again. Sharon

  4. CraftyB says:

    Another beautiful sari project, those fabrics are exquisite!! Touch of fall!

  5. LisaM6 says:

    Love the wreath. These succulents won’t flower and die like the ones I have. Really love the colors. I think I would make mini pumpkins with the fabric.
    Great tut! I really liked seeing your project in the Craft Ideas. Always fun seeing projects made by someone you know. 🙂

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you so much! Funny how the wreath and pumpkins all worked out, and in a totally different way than I had originally envisioned! You should try painting a few faux succulents, Lisa — super easy, and they are so pretty. I think you could display these in so many ways, don’t you? Let me know if you try it! Happy crafting! xo, Sharon

  6. hlmcneely says:

    Your work is wonderful. The wreath is fantastic. Your comment about cousin it just cracked me up. Thanks for the beauty and the giggles.

    • Sharon says:

      And thank you! I’m happy with the wreath, too, especially because it was a super easy one. We all have a “cousin it” in the closet, right? Glad you stopped in today! Sharon

  7. Anne Haun says:

    Beautiful wreath and fabric. The rag balls will be perfect with this fabric.

    • Sharon says:

      🙂 Can you picture the orange and gold balls piled in a bowl? Perfect for fall! So glad you like the wreath, too — thank you! Happy crafting! Sharon

  8. Katiria says:

    That craft fail looks like it could be resurrected to look like some sort of monster for Halloween. Just glue some eyes on it and scary tentacles and voila! When life give you lemons, you make lemonade 😉

  9. OMG!! These succulents look absolutely magnificent!! The Sari fabric looks and sounds divine! I definitely need to get my hands on some so I can try a few of these! TFS!

    • Sharon says:

      Hi Barb, Check out the link I shared above — the fabrics are just beautiful! So many possibilities . . . What else would you make with this lovely fabric? Sharon

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