A crafty experiment – DIY a Geometric Succulent Wreath

I love the clean, geometric lines that are so popular right now, like the geometric container I used to display one of my Succulent Moss Balls. I wondered if I could somehow recreate this look in a wreath, and voila, my experiment turned into a DIY Geometric Succulent Wreath. It was surprisingly easy, especially once I figured out how to recreate the look of a metal frame – duct tape! Here’s how you can make your own Geometric Succulent Wreath. I’ve shared links to a few more succulent craft ideas you’ll find on Crafts ‘n Coffee, too. (And be sure to enter the gift card giveaway!)

DIY Geometric Succulent Wreath

Geometric Succulent Wreath

DIY Geometric Succulent Wreath

I used gold duct tape for my wreath, but you could use bronze, black, or another color.

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

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 1” x 12”  x 36” sheet
  • Newspaper, paper bag, or other paper for your pattern
  • Duct tape (I used gold, but you could also use black, bronze, or other color)
  • Faux succulents, five – six
  • Chenille stem
  • Low-temp glue gun
  • Tools needed: Scissors; pencil; ruler; serrated knife; bar of soap or old candle; wood skewer; wire knippers

To make a Geometric Succulent Wreath:

1. Measure and sketch the wreath pattern on paper. The wreath measures:

  • 16” tall from top to bottom
  • 11-1/2” wide at the widest point
  • 8-3/4” from the top point to the top of the middle bar
  • 6-1/4” from the bottom of the middle bar to the bottom point
  • All sides are 1” wide
DIY Geometric Succulent Wreath

Pin the pattern to the foam sheet.

2. Cut out the pattern and pin it to the foam sheet. Using the ruler and a sharp pencil, score the outline onto the foam sheet. Wax the serrated knife blade with a bar of soap or an old candle. As you cut along each line, hold the ruler along the edge of the pattern to help guide the knife. Cut out the wreath form. Smooth out rough edges with a scrap piece of foam.

DIY Geometric Succulent Wreath

The wreath form, cut out and ready for the duct tape.

3. Cover the wreath form in duct tape, starting with the outside edges. To cover the edges, tear the duct tape strip in half first. After outside edges are covered, cover the inside edges.

DIY Geometric Succulent Wreath

Cover the outside edges first, and then the inside edges. Tear the strip of duct tape in half when covering the edges.

4. Cover the front of the wreath. Use a full strip to cover the front, and wrap the extra tape to the sides, making sure the sides are fully covered.

5. Decide how you would like to arrange your succulents, and trim stems as needed. Use the point on a wood skewer to make a hole in the duct tape and insert and glue the succulents into the wreath.

DIY Geometric Succulent Wreath

Trim stems and arrange the succulents. If needed, make a hole in the duct tape first with a wood skewer.

6. Twist together ends of a 4” length of chenille stem, forming a loop. Insert and glue the hanging loop into the back of the wreath.

DIY Geometric Succulent Wreath

The succulents are faux, so there’s no mess to worry about!

This one is easier than it looks! And so are these other succulent crafts. Enjoy!

DIY Succulent Crafts

Fall Succulent Wreath

Faux Concrete Succulent Planter

Succulent Book Planter

Succulent Moss Balls

Succulent Teacup Garden in a Moss Wreath

Faux Succulent Container Garden

Don’t forget – you have until midnight on Thursday, May 11 to enter for your chance to win one of three, $25 gift cards to your choice of Michaels, Jo-Ann Stores or Hobby Lobby. Here are the giveaway details.

Happy crafting!

Sharon  

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14 Responses to A crafty experiment – DIY a Geometric Succulent Wreath

  1. Angie Anderson Dyer says:

    Aren’t these stylish and lovely! Succulents come in a variety of sizes and shapes. These are perfect for spring, summer, or fall. My sis created a very similar design as a tablescape. I was surprised as she had some hidden soil in little cups so she was able to use real succulents in her design. I am thinking that watering them was a little tricky. I think I would remove the succulents and little cups of soil away from the design in order to spray and water them. Replace when everything has settled. Duct tape comes in so many lovely designs, I am so glad you were able to utilize it. With this month of Proms, I am just glad that the duct tape was not a dress or a suit. Great instructions, Sharon!

    • Sharon says:

      🙂 Those duct tape prom ensembles are pretty amazing! I cannot imagine the time the students put into their outfits! Quick crafts like this wreath are more my style! Which is why I went with the faux succulents, too. It sounds like your sister created a beautiful tablescape, made even prettier because she used the “real” plants. So glad you stopped in, and thank you. Happy crafting, Angie! Sharon

  2. CraftyB says:

    Love the new wreath shapes! The faux wood and now geometry in a wreath. Very fun and festive!!

    • Sharon says:

      🙂 Thank you! There are so many creative ways to DIY a wreath, and they don’t have to be round! We have a few more in the line up, so stay tuned! Sharon

  3. What a great idea! I have fallen in love with the geometric craze that seems to be happening and think a few wreaths in different sizes and shapes would make a great focal piece! So many awesome foam projects and so little wall and shelf space to display them all! TFS!

    • Sharon says:

      Absolutely! You could vary the sizes and shapes and create a big wall display. Katiria suggested a peace sign, too, so you could add in one of those. So many ideas, so little wall space! 🙂 Thanks so much, Barb. Sharon

  4. Deb Kaste says:

    Very pretty wreath, Sharon. Love the green and gold color combo!

    • Sharon says:

      🙂 Thank you! I debated over how to mimic the look of metal, and the duct tape was an easy way to do it. I’m so glad you like it! Happy crafting. Sharon

  5. annehaun says:

    Great wreath – love it.

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you! I was surprised at how easy it was to DIY, and now I’m thinking I should make another one using black duct tape . . . One idea always leads to another, right? Happy crafting! Sharon

  6. Katiria says:

    This reminds me of a kite or a peace symbol. It’s really cool

  7. Tabi Bee says:

    This is such a cool DIY!! Lovely post and tutorial 😉 x

    • Sharon says:

      Awww, thank you! It’s always fun when the actual project turns out kind of like what you had pictured (it doesn’t always happen that way . . .) Happy crafting! Sharon

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