Faux Succulent Wreath

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Happy Saturday beautiful people!

Guess what? It’s raining in the Northwest (shocking I know) so I cleaned up my studio
area (which is half playroom/Lego Mecca and half my space) and I am going to try and
create my little heart out this weekend.

Since I have been blogging I have written I think one post on how to keep plants alive.

So what this means is, if you are going to go on a vacation, you might want to find another
home for them if you expect them to be watered.
It’s not intentional, it’s just one more thing to remember, and well a dog barks when it’s
hungry, plants need to up their game and come up with something besides a slow wilt.

I just need more of an attention grabber.

Enter the world of faux, and it’s become pretty chic too if Pottery Barn has a Faux Succulent
Wreath for $99 then why can’t we make one too?

Let’s look at the positives around a faux plant:

  1. I never need to re-pot it in a larger container.
  2. If ignored for long periods of time nothing bad happens.
  3. It looks alive no matter what (like perfect makeup 24/7 no touch-ups)
  4. No one comes over and points out that my plant is about to die (yes, this happens)

So there you have it, four compelling reasons why you and I need faux succulents in our
lives.  And, this little number is comprised from $1 Dollar Tree Succulents to boot.

I know, I about peed my pants too when I realized that Dollar Tree now has succulents.

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Here is what I used to make my Faux Succulent Wreath…


  • One half of a 14″ embroidery hoop (about $5 at Jo-Ann’s)
  • Hot glue
  • Scissors
  • Palm/Tropical type fronds (Dollar Tree)
  • Assorted succulents, also from Dollar Tree (I used 7)
  • A pretty flower to accent your wreath if desired (I bought mine at Dollar Tree, there are 4 leftover to be randomly hot glue to things now yay!)
  • Moss & green raffia to accent
  • Piece of jute twine for hanger, about 8″ long


I began by removing the succulents from the pots that they came in, and trimmed some of the long
stems down with scissors.  I began by attaching two large tropical leaves at the base of the wreath a
bit off to the right.  Next I played around with the placement of each succulent until I liked the balance
and hot glued them in place on the underside.  I added some moss and a little raffia here and there to
give the wreath some texture and a variety of greens.  I chose a spot to glue the pretty pink and white
flower, and tied the jute twine at the top of the wreath in a loop pulled thru to create a hanger.

This has to be the easiest wreath, and I am so excited to hang it up.

Do I know where yet? No, but the front door could use something cool, and so could the door that
leads to my pantry.

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So many decisions.

And that’s it, super easy, very affordable and we might just give the big boys in the home decorating
world a run for their money if we keep this up.


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So have you found any treasures at your local dollar store that you weren’t sure how you could use?
I bet you there is a tutorial out there for just about every cool thing that can be upcycled or repurposed
under the sun.

I hope this finds you having a blessed, relaxing, spending-the-day-the-way-you-want-to kind of day,
until next time friends, love you SO!

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  1. I LOVE this idea!!! So cute! Perfect for spring.

    • Thank you Rebecca! I am glad I’m not the only one with Spring on the mind, thank you so much for visiting, have an awesome week!!


  2. Love this wreath!! Such a great idea! I sure hope my local dollar store has faux succulents too! Following from Your Designs this Time 🙂

    • Hi Lindi!

      Grab them fast, I have a feeling that with Spring around the corner they will go fast. Should we be succulent-hoarding just in case?

      🙂 xoxo


  4. number 1, i love this. i have a succulent wreath i got on clearance a few years ago, and can’t wait to bring it out come summer. number 2, there was nary a succulent at my dollar tree! i know what i will be searching for!! thanks!

    • Oh no! We must hurry and scoop all of the available faux succulents up soon then. Thank you SO much for your sweet message, and I am super ready to decorate for spring and summer too. Hugs – xo

  5. This is SO cute!! I’ve seen some succulent wreaths around and I totally kept thinking I could make my own. I absolutely love your version with the embroidery hoop! It’s perfect! Pinned. 🙂

    • I wanted to try and keep the base so simple that you really don’t see it, thank you SO much for your sweet message Amanda 🙂 hope you are having a wonderful week- xoxo

  6. I’m from the PNW too and I’m seriously getting a bit tired of this constant rain! Can’t wait for spring to get here 🙂 And I just ADORE this wreath. I love it because a.) it’s simple and gorgeous and b.) because it’s not real, I have no chance of killing the succulents 🙂 Win-win in my book!

    • Hi Erica! You are so right about not killing them, I did a whole blog post on how to keep a plant alive last year. I am sure that it was old news for some, but I was quite proud of myself and new talent lol. Thanks so much for visiting, xoxo

  7. You have created such a darling and do-able wreath. I’ll have to look for the succulents next time I’m in a Dollar Tree. Love that place! Thanks for sharing your creative idea!

    • Thank you Ruth Anne 🙂 isn’t it such a great place to find craft supplies for WAY less?
      I’m so glad you stopped by, have a wonderful weekend- xoxo

  8. I haven’t visited Dollar Tree in a few weeks and didn’t know they now had succulents. I’ve died and gone to succulent heaven. Your faux wreath is a beauty! I know what my next project will be.

    • Isn’t it crazy?! And they look pretty darn good too, I scooped up as many as I thought I might need…ok, all of them 🙂
      Thanks so much for visiting Alli, have a wonderful weekend- xoxo

  9. I’m so impressed! I love this!


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