How to Create a Succulent Monogram Wreath
I wanted to drop in and show a quick tutorial for these beautiful monogrammed succulent wreaths that I created last year. I've always been a sucker for succulents, so this was such a fun project for me. I'm happy to say that most of these plants have survived the year, but I will freshen them up some with new plants to replace the ones that died over the winter.
I found wire initial frames at Anthropologie last year, so I got a J, G and B since those are the initials of everyone in my house.
I wrapped the wire frames with sturdy wired ribbon, and then filled the inside with a layer of damp peat moss, another layer of a sand/soil mixture, then a top layer of damp peat moss. I wrapped green floral wire around it all to keep it in place.
Then I used the end of a pen to make a hole where I stuck the roots of the succulents into the soil. I attached a hanging ribbon at the top, and let them lie flat for a few weeks while the roots took hold. After a few weeks they were ready to hang.
This was such a fun project, and I absolutely love the way they turned out. If you'd like a LOT more info and step-by-step photos, ...»