Are you a creative person who always seek to do something innovative and unique either with your bags, jeans or with cooking? So why do not you give a shot to your succulents and do something creative with them? So why do not you create a wreath with your succulents or create a unique 3d pot?
Now you can pick ideal shapes and textures from more than 60 plant families. To make a wreath, chose varieties of the genus Echeveria, which is symmetrical to a flower with its geometric leaves; Sedum, a low-growing, rounded green plant; Pachyphytum, whose plump, fleshy leaves have a powdery white coating.
To craft own wreath, you will need a 15- or 16-inch sphagnum moss living wreath; 30 to 35 succulents, Spanish moss, floral pins and floral stem wire, with scissors, screwdriver, and craft-paper or daily newspaper to cover your work place.
Planning Your Design
It would be more preferable for one to take a picture of how to design the wreath before creating it. Just lay out all of the cuttings in a circle the anticipated size of my wreath. This was a great thing to do. Now find an idea of how many cuttings it would take to make it look right. It will assist in making your wreath look better in the end, and now you’ll be capable of using your cuttings more productively.
Poke Holes in the Wreath then Add the Cuttings
Such a time has arrived where the fun and hard work commence. Some sort of tool to poke holes in the wreath is needed. It is decided to use scissors since the size was about right, but you could use a pencil, a dowel, a stick, or anything else you could dream of. Once you have a hole, put your cutting in it.
If you are needed to hang your wreath up sooner than six weeks after making it, you’ll want to buy some greening pins. The pin goes over a leaf or the stem of the cutting and into the wreath to assist hold it in place. Even though the wreath might be laying straighten. Plants had some cuttings that didn’t want to stay put. Some didn’t have a very long stem and in the case of the string of pearls and just wouldn’t go in a hole in the wreath.
1. Preparation of materials.
First and foremost cover the work surface with craft paper. Afterwards, submerge the wreath frame in water for 30 minutes minimum and then remove and let drain for 10 minutes. It is better to attach florist wire to the back of the wreath frame if you plan to hang it.
Put the succulents out of their containers and wipe the soil from each root system. Plan the design by arranging the cactus in a circle the same size as the desired wreath.
2. Plant Your Wreath.
Usage of a screwdriver, poke a hole in the wreath is required, slightly spreading the netting and the sphagnum moss so the root system will fit inside. Make a deep insertion, however, make sure to poke straight through.
To hole with scissors, insert the succulent root into the hole and squeeze the sphagnum moss of the wreath around its base.
3. Secure the succulents.
To anchor the plants, insert a floral pin around a leaf or stem of each succulent is required. This will, in turn, keep them in place, particularly if you plan to hang the wreath before they are fully rooted in the frame, which takes six to eight weeks.
4. Fill in the gaps.
Persist around the whole frame until all plants are placed and then tuck Spanish moss around the succulents to fill in the wreath, hiding any exposed part of the structure.
5. Keep your plants hydrated
Now soak the whole wreath in a basin of water for about 15 minutes once a week and whenever you feel it getting dry. Succulents will also acquire benefits from a weekly misting.
Now hang the living wreath in a sunny indoor spot or display it on a sun-splashed tabletop. After some holidays, one could re-pot the succulents into new arrangements and place them around your home.
1. About 60 plants or cuttings
2. 2-10 inch wireframes
3. Unmilled sphagnum moss
4. Potting soil
5. Mono-filament line
6. Bucket of water to strive to soak the moss
7. A pencil, pen or dowel are needed to make holes in the moss
8. Floral pins or paper clips to secure the plants
If you are aware of succulents and you have succulents in your home then create wreath from it since it is the best activity and even it is very rewarding since it will enhance mental stability and beautify your home.So I prefer to create wreath from succulents in this isolation.Never ever opt for doing something which is less soothing to your mind in such a case creating wreath from succulents is the ideal leisure time activity.Under such circumstances of quarantine one can find this activity adorable and soothing simultaneously.