gate that inspired me to race home and make my own!
For the Sparrow Post tutorial I used click here.
I'll give you the rough basics, but this tutorial was the best I found after reading several.
Great detailed photos and tips.
Here are the two wreaths I saw, they are three years old and left outside during the
Colorado winters, the gardener said she just covers them up.
Wire form - I used an old Christmas wreath (15" diameter)
Succulents - Purchased from Lowes and dug up from my yard
Sphagnum Moss - Long Fibered
Fishing Wire or Floral Wire
Paper clips, Bobby Pins or Floral Pins - I used paper clips
Succulents - $13
Moss - $3.30
These sell for about $100 each on several websites.
Divide your succulents and let them sit out for 2-7 days to form a scab on the end
of the root, this prepares it for planting. Mine were ready after one 90+ degree day.
Remember it is dry in Colorado, no humidity here.
I laid out a rough plan to be sure I had enough plants to cover the area.
I did a more random grouping on the final wreath.
Next, attaching the moss to the wire form that the succulents will be transplanted into.
I used about 2/3 of the bag of moss, submerge it into a bucket of water for about
5 - 10 minutes then using gloves squeeze it dry.
Pack it around the wire form using fishing wire to secure as you go.
Complete one side and turn it over and add more moss if needed.
Here is mine completed.
Time to refer to the tutorial...sorry, I was a bad blogger and forgot to take photos.
Basically, I was using a pen to poke holes in the wreath and inserting the succulents roots,
securing with pins as I moved along. You'll want to leave some space for them to fill in.
Water every six weeks!
Hang and enjoy your unique creation!
The Shabby Nest Frugal Friday here
At the Picket Fence Inspiration Friday here