DIY Faux Wall-Mounted Succulent Planter

I love having greenery around the home, but since I don’t have a green thumb to save my life, I often have to resort to wreaths or faux planters.  A few weeks ago, I discovered that Michael’s sells faux succulents, and immediately wanted to do something crafty with them in my house.  My first thought — a wall-mounted succulent planter.  Here’s how I did it!

First, I bought the succulents in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors to add some interest.  Using a craft wire cutter, I cut down the stems to approximately an inch long each.

For the “planter” itself, I bought a craft foam circle, which was about an inch and a half in depth.

To affix them to the planter, I dabbed a bit of glue from a hot glue gun and stuck the stems of each succulent directly into the foam.  I did this rather haphazardly to make it look less purposeful and more natural.

I continued to add all of the succulents, as necessary, to fill up the entire planter.  It looked best to arrange the succulents as snugly together as possible.

To finish the planter, I wanted to add a pretty ribbon or frame to cover the outside edge of the foam circle.  Therefore, I used a mixture of a synthetic cork ribbon and a sheer lace ribbon from Michael’s.

First, I wrapped the cork ribbon around the edge, and adhered it to the foam using a hot glue gun.

The cork ribbon was wider than the planter’s edge itself, so I wrapped the excess around the backside of the planter and secured it in place with small finishing nails.

Then, I wrapped and glued the second ribbon around the middle of the cork edge to add some more interest and a feminine touch.

Here’s the finished product!
I love how this planter turned out.  It’s beautiful, looks natural, and adds that perfect touch of greenery to any space in a home.  It’s also very versatile, as it can be hung on a wall or displayed as a table centerpiece.
I also love how simple yet elegant the edging turned out.  The cork and sheer lace ribbon turned out great.
We have this hanging on our kitchen wall now, and attached it simply by pushing the backside of the foam planter into a nail.  It looks fabulous there.

Hope you love this project as much as I do!

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