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