How to Make a Living Succulent Wreath for Earth Day

Succulents make the world go round! Show off your Earth Day style with an easy and beautiful succulent wreath!


Succulents are a great addition to any décor. They are unique, beautiful, and so easy to maintain! Succulents can be planted and used in so many ways because of their durability. They are a great starter plant for any new gardener and perfect for any occasion.

This Earth Day, we decided to spruce up our doors with a stunning Living Succulent Wreath.

How to Make a Living Succulent Wreath:


You will need the following supplies:


  • 1 grapevine wreath
  • Succulents, ranging in size and color
  • Long Fiber Sphagnum Moss
  • Spray adhesive

sphagnum moss

  • Floral wire
  • Wire cutters
  • Succulent clippers
  • Hot Glue gun
  • Hot Glue sticks
  • Floral pins

floral wire

Pick up your succulents and moss from our store nearest you. The remaining supplies can be found at any local craft store.


Let’s get to crafting! Grab your wreath and spray adhesive. Spray a thick coating direct onto the wreath. This will help adhere the moss to the wreath and allow your succulents to have a nice layer of support and moisture when attached to the wreath.

spray adhesive

While we are only putting succulents on a portion of our wreath, you are certainly welcome to cover the whole wreath. The same rules apply with application; just make sure to give your wreath a good coating of spray adhesive throughout.



Moisten your moss in a large bowl or bucket. This will help give your succulents water. Squeeze the excess water from the moss and press it firmly into the areas that were sprayed with the adhesive.

sphagnum moss

long fiber sphagnum moss

Give the area a good coating of moss and secure it with the floral wire. Pull the wire tight while you wrap around the moss-covered areas.

secure moss with floral wire


Prepare your succulents for placement! Figure out the set up and where you want to put each succulent.

succulents on wreath

Once you have that planned, make your cuttings. Leave .5-1 inch of bare stem where you can for each succulent. The stem helps secure the succulents to the moss with the hot glue.


Time to hot glue and pin your succulents to the wreath! I know some of you may be wondering about the hot glue, but have no fear, the hot glue will not hurt your plants! The succulent will actually root through the glue and grow into the moss.


Make a small hole for your plant, add the glue and slide the cutting into the glue. Secure each succulent with a floral pin and even follow up with more wire for extra hold.

succulent wreath

Finally, ta-da! Your wreath is finished! It is a good idea to let the wreath set for a few days.

succulent wreath

Top it off with a beautiful bow, fabulous ribbon, or keep as is for a natural look!

living succulent wreath

Want more Earth Day Fun?

Join us this weekend at our store nearest you! Come learn about spring bulbs from the experts at our Garden Series event, this Saturday from 10:15am-11am, and earn 10% off your purchase all day following the event!