Ordering live wreaths by mail is a popular practice that has never made much sense to me. Why would you want to order live wreaths by mail when it’s so easy to make your own?
When I was shopping at my local gardening center recently, I discovered a brand new shipment of AMAZING looking succulents. I felt incredibly inspired by their beauty and decided to make my own set of live wreaths. Here’s how I managed to do it:
Instead of ordering live wreaths by mail, save money by purchasing these basic tools and materials:
- A shopping bag full of succulent cuttings (each should be about 3 inches long)
- Wire wreath frame
- Paddle Wire
- Garden Shears
- Liquid fertilizers and Sphagnum Moss
Before you begin to make your living wreath, cut the stems of the succulents and leave them out to dry for a few days. New roots will be able to grow from the stem.
When you start, first place the wire frame on sphagnum moss and pack some moist soil into it. Wrap the moss around the frame and secure it tightly with paddle wire.
Plant the succulents into the wreath by using a pencil or any other sharp object to help make holes. Make sure to press the moss around the roots (secure with flower pins, if necessary).
Don’t try and fill the whole wreath up in the beginning, the succulents need up to 6 months in order to fully grow. It’s best to wait until the roots have completely grown before hanging the wreath.
To water the wreath, completely submerge in water for 10 minutes. Remember to fertilize once every 6 weeks or so.
Here are some pictures of my efforts; I hope it gives you the inspiration to try building a living wreath of your own. Forget about ordering live wreaths by mail, save money and make it yourself!101 wreaths to make, bagged pumice for succulents, cactus and succulents online, decorative front door wreaths, faux oak leaf wreaths, holiday wreaths, how to decorate wreaths, Live wreaths by mail, living suculent wreath