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15 June, 2019

Pottery Barn Inspired Faux Succulent Wreath

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Pottery Barn Inspired Faux Succulent WreathHave you noticed how popular succulents have become? I have been seeing them everywhere! I have been wanting a faux succulent wreath for my front door for quite a while now but the price has always been prohibitive. So you know I fell in love when I saw the one at Pottery Barn, but at $100...yikes!...once again it was out of reach! The sheer number of plants that I would need to make my own even made a DIY version too expensive. Then I made a surprising discovery that finally made this wreath affordable!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Pottery Barn Inspired Faux Succulent Wreath suppliesOn a recent trip to Dollar Tree I spied a wonderful little collection of potted faux succulents and knew I had what I need at last! I also loved the assortment and size...perfect for my wreath! So now I could make my wreath for cost a total of about $25...1/4 the cost of the Pottery Barn version! Wooo hooo!

Here's what you will need:
  • Grapevine wreath (bought with a coupon at Hobby Lobby)
  • 20 or so faux succulents (Mine are from Dollar Tree although I have also seen them at Target's Dollar Spot)
  • Reindeer moss (bought with a coupon at Hobby lobby)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Elmer's glue
  • Jute twine (to hang the wreath)

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Pottery Barn Inspired Faux Succulent WreathAnd here's what you will do:
  1. Remove the plants from the pots, making sure to leave the little spikes in place.
  2. Arrange the plants on the grapevine wreath in a pattern that pleases you.
  3. Using a glue gun, attach the plants to the wreath, being careful not to burn yourself. 
  4. Tear off bits of the moss and, using Elmer's glue, attach the moss in the bare spots. Be certain to use Elmer's glue for this part since you will need to press the moss down with your fingers and do not want to be burned!
  5. Tie the twine in a loop at the top.
  6. Enjoy!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Pottery Barn Inspired Faux Succulent WreathAnd here it is at faux succulent wreath! And for only $25 I couldn't be more pleased! I think I will hit Dollar Tree for a few more of those succulents, too, since I have another project in mind for them!

Baby Kitty says he thinks it's fun to think...errr...outside of the box when it comes to wreaths! You can use some other surprising items as well...

...such as flower pots! Another spring favorite is my EASY FLOWER POT WREATH! It was so much fun to make and you can fill the pots with whatever you wish! How about you? Do you have some ideas for unusual items or plants that can be used in a wreath?

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