I am obsessed with embroidery hoop wreaths for Spring! This faux succulent wreath tutorial for your front door is such a simple and beautiful diy.
I know that a faux succulent wreath is really trendy right now.
Search on Pinterest and you’ll find a million crafts that use them. For real, there are a ton.
And even though I know that I still have them everywhere in our house. I love succulents and can’t resist buying all the things.
But I won’t buy live ones. NOPE. I have a black thumb so I’ll stick to faux succulents for as long as I can.
Years ago Chris took me out to Arizona to visit his college and explore the state. That’s when I fell in love with it.
We went off roading and to a few National Parks while we were out there and ever since I’ve wanted to go back and spend even more time hiking and seeing everything.
The desert is beautiful and all the rock formations are incredible. I seriously love it out there.
When we moved into our house I finally got the chance to decorate how I wanted to. While Chris and I clash a lot when it comes to decor we also have found that one way to get the other to agree is to bring in bits and pieces of styles from where we’ve traveled together.
Since my two favorite places have been Hawaii and Arizona there are a lot of pineapples and succulents around here. Chris doesn’t seem to mind so I just keep adding little bits in all the rooms to tie everything together.
So far its worked well and Chris hasn’t gotten tired of me sneaking pineapple decor into each room.
Originally I had gone in to Hobby Lobby to get all the supplies for the faux succulent wreath and bought two (smaller) embroidery hoops. Once I got home I realized I wanted something bigger, because even though this embroidery hoop wreath is really cute it is way too small for our front door.
I also have a huge problem trying to figure out floral arrangements. I’m not good at them so I tend to look at a lot of projects on Pinterest for inspiration. Which means I bought so many faux succulents and will probably end up taking at least half of them back to Hobby Lobby.
Am I the only one that overbuys and then doesn’t use most of the materials?
In this case I think it worked out because I had plenty of succulents to chose from when putting my wreath together. Though it did make it a little too heavy and therefore caused problems (but, more on that in a second….).
Two things that you should not do when making a faux succulent wreath:
- Don’t try to be trendy and put the succulents on the side of the hoop. If you’re using a lot of succulents it’ll throw off the balance of the hoop so that it hangs lopsided on your front door. Always put them in the bottom center UNLESS you’re using something else on the other side of the hoop to balance everything out.
However, paper succulents shouldn’t throw off the balance. So if you’re using paper be trendy and do the side decoration thing. I love it and am mad it didn’t work out for me!
- Always get a bigger hoop than you think you need. Best rule of thumb is to hold an embroidery hoop up to a grapevine wreath and see if it’s the same size. That’ll help you determine what size hoop to get for your front door. Going too small will just look silly!
My favorite thing about a succulent wreath is that it works well with all decor styles: modern, farmhouse, rustic, contemporary, etc. Mine is a mix between modern and farmhouse with the muted colors and the very modern-looking ribbon and minimalist look to the hoop/wreath base itself.
I love that you can easily customize it so that it’ll work for your decor style!
This faux succulent wreath is:
- simple to make,
- beautiful home decor, and
- perfect for Spring!