November 29, 2012

Saw It. Pinned It. Did It. - DIY Succulent Wreath

Sure, we're moving soon (News to you. I know.). And per yesterday's post, you saw that packing is in FULLLL swing these days. What better time to craft up a wreath when one townhome is being completely packed up and on the other side of the story, for a door that's not even installed yet? 

You see...there's no rhyme or reason to anything I do. The good thing is that Beau knows this and has learned good and well over the years to not even question my thought processes anymore. Smart man.

So yes. My wreath is technically front door-less for a few weeks but soon enough it will have a brand new, and permanent, home to live in!

Moral of the story: whether you're moving or not, making a wreath is always a good idea. Especially when it involves succulents and burlap.

My original inspiration came from this pin:

However, I'm not the fake-flower kinda girl so I opted for succulents instead!

What you'll need:

  • Wreath (any size or shape, but I chose a medium-sized round one if you wanna be a copy cat. I don't mind!)
  • Fake succulents (or real ones if you can fancy a way to keep them alive? I don't have the patience for that so I got mine for half off at the Hob Lob.)
  • A wooden initial (preferably one that makes sense. H for "Howard". See? Makes sense.)
  • Burlap bow (optional for those of you not from the South.)
  • Something to hang it with. (Most people would opt to buy a real wreath hanger but I'm cheap and used twine.)
  • Hot glue gun (& it goes without saying you'll obviously need glue sticks, too.)

Organize your succulents in the bottom left of your wreath before you glue them into place. Once you've decided how you want them to look, glue those suckers down. (Sidenote: gluing ANYTHING to a wreath made of nothing but sticks feels nearly impossible. Rest assured after several burnt finger tips, 12 glue sticks and 30 minutes of holding them into place later, they WILL stick. Ok so 30 minutes is exaggerating a little...)

Voila!

Paint your wooden initial (I used a cream color), glue it to the top right of your wreath and slap a pretty lil' bow on there somewhere.
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Oooh. Aaahhhhh....

Loop twine around the twigs in the back and hang from a regular over-the-door hook like so (or for you fancy schmancy folks, you could hang yours from an actual "wreath hanger". Pssh.):

Sit back, relax and bask in all of it's succulent glory! (& pray to God you don't wake up the next morning to fake cacti and wooden letters all over your floor...mine have somehow managed to stay glued on for 4 days now! Whoop whoop!)

Total cost: less than $15
Total time: less than 30 minutes

So how'd I do?! I'm not the "decorate for every season including President's day" type so I figured this one could be fitting for any season, yes?

Win/win/win.
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Saw it. Pinned it. Did it.

37 comments:

  1. I like that you used the succulents instead! Much more season appropriate, too!

    The link up needs to be adjusted (the time) so that we can add our posts! I am excited to be linking back up this week!

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    1. Sorry about that! I've never had to adjust the times on the link up tool but for some reason it was automatically scheduled for 8PM today (not 8AM!)...weird.

      Anywho-thanks for linking up with us and for your patience! Katie and I like to fly by the seat of our pants so it never fails...something alwasy goes awry the morning of our link up lol.

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  2. Love this! I'm making a similar one as a Christmas gift and after seeing yours I can't wait to get started!

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  3. Adorable! We're "H" twins by-the-way ;) I've found in these parts of the woods, it's a hard letter to find. What's up with that?!

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  4. I love that all of your crafts include Burlap! That just makes my heart pitter-patter. Did you make that gorgeous bow, or is there a magical Burlap bow in Hoblob ready for me to hotglue onto something?

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    1. LOL unfortunately Hob Lob doesn't sell pre-made burlap bows but darn it, they should! I bought some wired burlap ribbon and just used that but you could really use any kind of wired ribbon and it would look just as purrty!

      ANd thank you, by the way. I know burlap is the key to your heart! ;)

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  5. Loving that wreath girl!! Too cute

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  6. Love this and it will look beautiful in your gorgeous new home!!

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  7. So cute!!! :) Good work! Can't wait to see it on your front door!

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    1. Girllll you and me BOTH! Can't WAIT to hang that baby on our new house!! xoxo

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  8. I love your wreath more than the pinned one!

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    1. Thank yoU!! Perhaps I'm a lil bia but I like mine better too lol. Selfish much?!

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  9. I love your wreath, even pinned it myself.
    One thing though, I wish your link up had thumbnail photos so I can see what someone's project is as I look at the link ups. Just a personal opinion

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    1. Thank you! And yes...Katie and I are STILL getting the hang of the linky tool thing (LOL) but I think we have to pay to have the thumbnails. :/ If we keep having a good turnout, we'll probably consider it but right now, I think we're going to just stick with the links for now. THank you for your feedback though!!

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  10. Just found your fabulous little blog thru Shanna. I am loving this link up and will for sure be linking it up next week! This week think I'll just blog about projects that I have pinned that I swear I am going to do! lol.
    xo-
    Simone

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    1. Aw yay!! I heart Shanna!! And yes-by all means, link up with us next week! It has been such a HUGE help in getting all my Pinterest projects done...FINALLY!! Thanks for stopping by!! xoxo

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  11. SO cute! I'm sad I didn't get a chance to make anything this week to link up!

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  12. That looks fantastic, I love it! I have a holiday wreath I made last year that I will link-up with next week :) Great Link-up!

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  13. This was so fun. I am happy I linked up!! It made me get my booty in gear and start making my pins come to life! :) Love the wreath....perfect for that new front door coming soon!!!

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  14. Loveeee it! I made one similar recently, but I kinda butchered mine by hot gluing the letter on crooked. Oopsieee.

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  15. This is my first time linking up to this but I have been thinking about doing it for far too long! I love your wreath I have been seeing that all over the internet and have had a couple friends do their own version...I like yours though with the succulents!

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  16. Love it! I'm currently obsessed with succulents and I saw the fake ones at Hobby Lobby and got so excited...I had to make myself walk away.

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  17. I absolutely LOVE this!! It is so dang cute!!

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  18. So clever and it looks stunning!! Can't wait to see it on your front door.
    x

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  19. SUPER Cute! & Easy! Will have to do this next year! ;)

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  20. I just love the idea of succulents! So Texas-y and pretty!

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  21. Love making wreaths! I completely missed the link up, but I so made a craft for it!!! Next week I'll share!

    xo

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  22. So cute! You inspired me to do something similar for my Christmas wreath, so I spent my night crafting :) I love that this is holiday-appropriate, but can stay up longer than just December and January. Thanks for sharing!

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  23. i love wreaths, this is gorgeous!

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  24. Love this!! I'm totally going to make one of these after Christmas. I love the idea of having a wreath all year round!

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