Photo: Laurey W. Glenn
Display it as a centerpiece, tie it to the back of a chair, or hang it on an interior wall. With regular watering and bright light, it can live for years.
• 1 (13-inch) Living Wreath Sphagnum Moss Form (amazon.com)
• bucket of water large enough to soak wreath
• awl or chopstick
• 40 (1½-inch-diameter) pots or cuttings of succulents
• florist paddle wire
• 2 yards of 2½-inch-wide decorative satin ribbon
1. Soak wreath form in a bucket of water so sphagnum moss and inner soil are saturated. Lift from bucket, and let excess water drain.
2. Punch a hole in the wreath form with an awl or chopstick. Insert succulents. (If using potted plants rather than cuttings, make hole larger, remove excess soil from roots, and squeeze remaining soil to make insertion easier.) Once succulents are planted, water well by submerging in a bucket of water. Lift and drain.
3. Loop florist paddle wire over the wreath to support the weight when hung, and then cover with decorative satin ribbon, tying a bow at the top.
4. Water as needed, letting wreath get slightly dry between waterings.