Over the past few years I've really enjoyed making holiday wreaths. Wreaths are such a fun way of adding your own personal flavor to holiday decorating and with a touch of creativity they don't have to be expensive or time consuming! I've made one new wreath each of the last few years but hadn't been planning to make one this year until I came across this simple twig wreath I hadn't done anything with from last year! I loved its simplicity and still do - but I thought of a simple way to add some fresh life to it over this holiday season!
I keep faux succulents mixed in with fresh ones throughout our home year-round. But in getting ready for the holidays I take the extras out to make room for evergreen branches and boxwood. So, I had this pile of faux succulents which I was about to bag up for the next few months, but had the idea to use them with the simple twig wreath!
This was SUCH an easy one - probably my least time consuming wreath yet - and these faux succulents were $1 from A.C. Moore. Easy and cheap; my kind of DIY!
The first step is simply laying your succulents over the wreath roughly where you want them to go. I played with a few asymmetrical looks, then tried spreading everything all the way around the wreath, but ultimately decided on arranging them all together at the bottom.
Faux succulents are attached to wire which makes it super easy to insert them into the wreath! I stuck the wire of each piece into the wreath at a slight angle and then curled the wire around the thicker twigs to keep each succulent piece in place.
What I love about using succulents is their depth! I love me a thick, visually interesting wreath and these beauties give this piece a lot of dimension; it's exciting from all angles!! (About as exciting as a wreath could be, that is...)
Here's a little walk through wreath memory lane if you want to give any of these a try for your holiday decor! Full tutorials included in each post; just click the picture!
Thank you for stopping by and have yourself a wonderful weekend!