I'm so happy with how this terracotta pot succulent wreath came out! I was wanting something that was 'outdoorsy', and this came out exactly how I wanted. It is so easy and inexpensive to put together, yet looks just as good as some I've seen in higher-priced department stores. The majority of my supplies came from the Dollar Tree.
**Scroll down to the bottom of this post for my video tutorial!**
What You Need:
a 14" wire wreath frame
7 terracotta pots from the Dollar Tree (they come in one size, in a 3-pack)
7 small terracotta pots from WalMart (the $0.38 ones)
ivory chalk paint
2 paint brushes
a few paper towels, dampened with water
a spool of floral wire
2 bags of craft moss (Dollar Tree only carries one size)
hot glue gun
Gorilla brand hot glue sticks (my favorite)
a spray bottle of water
a large bowl
How To Make It:
1. First, you need to remove any labels from your terracotta pots. Using one of the paint brushes, sparsely paint the pots with the chalk paint. Don't put on a thick coat. You still want some of the pot to be showing.
2. While the chalk paint is still wet, use the damp paper towels to wipe off excess paint, and smear it around a bit to give it an 'aged' look. Use the dry brush that you haven't painted with to brush away any little particles the paper towel may leave behind.
3. Once the pots are dry, cut a length of floral wire, and run in down through the top of the pot, through the hole in the bottom.
4. Flip your wreath form over so it is backwards from the way you would usually attach mesh or ribbon, and attach the pots to the frame. I alternated big pots and little pots.
5. Your wreath should look something like this now.
6. Put your floral moss in the bowl, and break it apart a little. Lightly spray it with water to help it hold together while you work with it, and to keep any little particles from flying around in the air.
7. Using the hot glue, attach the moss to the sides of the pots, then press it down in between them to help hold it in place.
8. Remove the succulents from their plastic pots, and using a knife, remove the styrofoam.
9. Place the styrofoam in the big terracotta pots, and then hotglue some moss on top.
10. Put the succulents in the big pots, adding a little hot glue to their stems before putting them in.
11. Glue some moss in the little terracotta pots, and you're done!
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