After seeing beautiful succulent wreaths at my garden stores for upwards of $80.00 dollars I thought I try my hand of creating one of my own. It was not at all hard to make in the least. All you really need are a some shells and seastars, sand dollars, moss, a foam ring, and a bit of glue.
We've been collecting sea shells for quite some time on our trips to the beach so we had plenty to use. I also shopped the house for some other sea life to give it variety. The sand dollars came off and OLD wreath that seen better days and was all faded. The armoured stars, the ones with the knobs on the back can be purchased at Michaels or you can use pencil stars too! It doesn't matter.
You start with a foam ring and moss, you can get the foam ring at Michaels or Joanne's and the moss too! The moss gives it an organic material so the succulents can grow roots into it.
I used a glue gun to glue my moss down all over and the top side of the wreath. Let it dry.
I like succulents with lots of color and texture to give my wreath lots of character. I especially love Hens and Chicks.
My glue gun gets really, really hot so be careful you don't burn your fingers. You cut the succulent down to the base of it and adhere glue and then stick it on your wreath wherever you think it looks good. You can see the glue strings just remove them when your done. Press really hard so the succulents are secure to the moss.
After the succulents are glued in place start adhering your seashells and sea life to the empty spots. Let it dry overnight. Tweak your wreath until it looks good to you.
It's been going strong for about a month now, I squirt it with a spray bottle every day. It was easy and pretty inexpensive to make, I always use my Michaels and Joanne's coupons when I shop. If you have any questions you can leave them in the comment section and I'll get back to you.