Don't get me wrong, I love the respite from hot summer weather in Florida when winter finally comes around, but nothing beats but the sweet promise of spring! I usually start pretty early freshening up my decor and creating new fresh DIY's to welcome spring throughout my house. When I discovered the wonderful realistic selection of faux succulents at my dollar store I was instantly inspired to buy up the whole store, run home, and create!
This Sweet Spring Succulent Nest can be made with items from your local dollar store, making it less than $10 to create with leftover ribbon and moss for future products. If you already have some of these items on hand it will set you back even less! I have had this grapevine wreath sitting around for awhile waiting to be used! You could also make this nest with real succulents if you prefer with just a little modification.
Sweet Spring Succulent Nest
- 1 grapevine wreath
- 4-5 succulents
- burlap ribbon
- hot glue gun/sticks
*If you are using real succulents you will also need soil and plastic for the liner.
1. The first thing you want to do is cut two pieces of burlap just slightly larger than the inside diameter of your grapevine wreath. Mine were a little large here and I wound up cutting a couple more inches off.
2. Lay them out like a cross and place the grapevine wreath on the center. If you use a wreath that is larger than 5″-6″ in diameter you will prob want to lay double strips of burlap ribbon side by side so that the entire bottom is supported.
3. Tuck the burlap ribbon on the inside of wreath and secure well with hot glue. At this point if you are using real succulents you can add a layer of plastic on the bottom and sides to gather any moisture from watering your plants.
4. Next you can add a plump layer of moss to fill in the nest.
5. Remove succulents from their planter and styrofoam and cut the stems off the bottom.
6. Arrange the succulents inside the nest, moving them until they look just the way you like. Making them spill over the sides is a nice touch. Secure them against the sides of the wreath with hot glue to hold them in place.
7. Tuck more moss around plants to fill in and let some hang over the edges.
Once your Sweet Spring Succulent Nest is complete, you can use it to decorate tables in your home or attach a ribbon to hang it.