Happy Friday everyone!! For all my local Pacific NW friends…I hope you have been enjoying this amazing sunshine!! It makes me SO excited for this summer. I am sorry I have been so scarce at posting lately…I have been sort of in a funk and have been so busy as always, but Blogging has been hard to concentrate on.
I wanted to share this fun DIY project that I completed last week.
I started this project by heading to Home Depot and choosing many different Succulents. My kiddos helped me and I let them each pick ones they liked. There is no rhyme or reason to the ones we chose and they are all so beautiful. Succulents to me are like a piece of art work. The colors are so deep and the shapes are so beautiful.
Other supplies needed for this project:
Two wire wreath frames. I got all of these supplies at my local craft store. These come in all different sizes.
Moss to cover the frames with……
Floral wire and floral toothpicks. To hold the plants in.
I also needed potting soil, which I grabbed while we were at Home Depot.
Secure the two frames together using floral wire. I just twisted the wire around the two frames to secure.
Lay out your Moss and saturate in water….so its nice and damp. Then…..place one of your wire frames on top.
Once you have moss everywhere under your frame….cover the frame with potting soil. This is messy and you need to make sure you really get a lot of soil covering the frame. Push it inside so the frame is filled with soil.
Using your floral wire….wrap the moss around the frame and secure with wire. This is really messy!!! This is for sure a project you want to do outside. I had moss and dirt everywhere.
This is what my frame looked like after I had wrapped it.
Once your wreath is covered…you can start using your fingers or I used scissors, to punch holes through the moss into your wreath….then just start plugging plants into the wreath one by one. I tried to group the same types of plants together. Keep doing this until you are happy with your wreath (or until you run out of plants)
I hung my beautiful wreath right by my front door…….I love it. (SideNote….you should let your wreath lay flat for a few weeks before hanging it so that the plants have a chance to grow roots. If not….when you go to hang it, the plants will fall right off).
It makes me feel like summer is on the way!!!
What projects are you guys doing to get ready for summer?? I know that my yard and patio still need a ton of work…..I would love to hear your ideas!!