The calendar says it’s Spring, and this weekend is Easter Sunday. Which means it’s time to spruce up the front porch.
My own front porch was looking pretty drab and winterish, so I decided that step one in my spring refresh would be to swap out the wreath.
But, ultimately, I decided I needed a succulent wreath. And a DIY one simply because I had two small faux succulent wreaths that I could reuse.
Putting the basic wreath together.
I dismantled the existing wreaths and saved all of the faux succulent picks.
Once I had everything organized, I started randomly adding the picks to a larger mossy grapevine wreath from my DIY stash. I was able to get a general guideline of how to place the succulents from the two previously made wreaths – then just kept adjusting until I got a look I liked.
Some of the picks went in easily and anchored well, but I used hot glue to attach any that were a little iffy.
TIP: Unless you’re just a natural at making wreaths, it’s best to have some sort of pattern or example to follow. (So if you’re dismantling an existing wreath, take a picture first.)
I was happy with how the basic wreath turned out, but decided to try some other versions to see what they might look like.
Chalkboard DIY Succulent Wreath.
I’m still a big fan of chalkboards, so when I have the chance…
I painted a small board with chalkboard paint, then “seasoned” the chalkboard by rubbing a piece of chalk over it until it was covered, then erasing it, before writing on it.
The words “hello spring” were written in chalk first, and then I went over them with a chalk marker so that they were more clear and vivid.
Monogram DIY Succulent Wreath.
This K was hanging out in my DIY stash as well, and the size fit so perfectly in the middle of the wreath. No attachment required (at least at this point).
Once I had the wreath(s) hung I was reminded again that my front door paint color needs a refresh from it’s current burnt umber state.
A bright fresh color? Or a deep, dark, warm gray like this one from the model home? Hmmm…
Another project for another day.
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