How To Make A DIY Embroidery Hoop Succulent Planter With Solar Light

2 Materials
30 Minutes
You can find embroidery hoops at thrift stores usually for a dollar, but even at craft stores they are only a few dollars and you can use a coupon to save an extra 40%. That makes them perfect for craft projects. For this project I started out with 3 embroidery hoops that were painted blue.
I liked the blue, however, it didn't blend well with the green succulents I was using so I gave them a faux metal makeover.You can see the process for faux metal here
Next use hot glue to create the form you like. You can add additional hoops if you like to add even more interest, but I wanted the succulents to be the focal point with the candle, so I only used three hoops, leaving it more open.
Finally, attach moss and succulents until you are happy with the arrangement. I wanted some of the moss to hang down, so I left long strands. If you wanted to add silk flowers you could, but I wanted it to be just greens. I love how the succulents pop against the silver.
As I plan to hang these outside for my daughter's Graduation party, I added a single solar taper candle to the center. This was secured in a piece of foam that I secured to the bottom of the hoop. This will look so pretty at night. I plan to add 3-4 across a patio.
These are so versatile and very inexpensive to make. You can stain the embroidery hoops if you like or paint them white. You can also use real succulents if you like as long as you include the foam on the bottom to hold water. As I do not have much of a green thumb, I chose to go with faux. I have made several embroidery hoop and succulent projects on my blog including this galvanized metal succulent planter
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  • And33342632 And33342632 on May 09, 2018

    I see the object floating in the air. What is it hanging by? What do you use for a "plate" to hold the plants/flowers with? is there a stand? Glue wont be permanent. Is there another metthod your using? This seems so incomplete as a project "do". So we have to go to your personal page? Why list here. Im so confused

  • Marilyn Pat Jurman Marilyn Pat Jurman on May 29, 2018

    I really like this project. My question is how did you get the moss and faux succulents to stay in the hoop? Did you hot glue them or could you use a small bowl to hold them in?

  • Pamela Pamela on Jan 23, 2020

    Hi ! This looks beautiful !!! Is the candle solar ? I don't see the solar panel or

    Is it battery operated ?


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