Succulent cuttings with 2cm-long stems. (We used mini aeoniums, echeverias and graptopetalums.)
2.5mm gauge wire
For your succulent wreath cut two hoops from your roll of wire, one with a 500mm diameter and one with a 350mm diameter. Make the hoops by bending hooks on either end and securing them together. (It might look untidy, but the rope will cover it.)
Start wrapping the rope around both frames. As you get further along, the tension of the wire and rope will start to create a gap. Push the rope coils together frequently as you wind it around the frame, making sure that no wire is left exposed.
Once the loop is complete, unwind some of the rope from where you began and tie it to the other end of the rope. The excess rope can be used to hang the wreath.
Start sticking your bigger succulents in the broader part of your wreath, by adding glue to the stems (not the leaves) of the plants and inserting them between the rope. This way plants can be removed from the wreath after the festivities and replanted in the garden.
For the bead tassels, thread twine through wooden beads. Tie together at the bottom of your wreath.
Make a bow with the ribbon and tie it to the top of the wreath. This wreath can be hung in a sunny spot. Once festivities are over, succulents can be removed from the wreath and replanted in a pot or in the garden.
TIP: Use a skewer to guide twine through the beads’ holes.