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Friday, May 17, 2013

A Succulent Wreath For Summer

Phoenix has now began its rapid ascent towards summer.

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Which meant that my viola and alyssum filled pots of spring wreath needed an update that could withstand 115+ degree temperatures.

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I opted to go with faux succulents found at Joann’s because WOW do they look real!

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I snipped off individual pieces with wire cutters.

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Then pushed them into the still dirt filled pots.

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While I don’t love it as much as the live flower filled pots it will do for the long, hot Phoenician summer.

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Would you use faux succulents in decorating?



The Dibb Cribb said...

My Dana will in her August wedding!


Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

Wow they sure do look real! I love it and it's maintenance free!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sooooooooooo beautiful!! I love the pots!

Auntie Em said...

I love the switch for your summer wreath. They look so real. Faux posies look more realistic all the time.
It makes more sense to use them in a wreath since for one thing, they would be lighter weight, withstand the weather (and neglect if you aren't home) and since they won't be brown stumps by the end of the season, you could use them again next season. I always feel so guilty when I look at the dead plants in my hanging baskets part way through July. :(
There are certainly times when fresh is best but sometimes we just have to be practical.
Hope you have a great weekend! :)

Jill Cooper said...

I would use faux if they looked like that! They really look like live ones!

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

I love this, and succulents are my favorite. What a crafty idea!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

They really do look real Laura! Good idea!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

I love the updated wreath for summer--I thought for sure they were real!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Really like your wreath - Very Pretty!! Like the way you tilted the pots and they look so real! I need to make a trip to JA'S. I had great luck with succulents where I used to live, but not here. I have 3 little faux ones from P1 that I use inside. One small pot of hens and chicks outside that may or may not survive.:/
Enjoy your weekend.

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

This wreath has two of my favorites, burlap and hens and chicks.

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

I still love your wreath- it's probably my favorite wreath ever. I use mostly faux flowers in my decorating- I'm terrible about remembering to water anything. Those succulents look so real, I would have never guessed- and it helps that you have them in real dirt. :)

openid said...

Your wreath is spectacular! I never would have known they were faux succulents.
Your Friend,

The Boston Lady said...

Well, they fooled me! I think that looks really great. And trouble free. I do not envy you the high temps to come! But you're such a cool lady that I know you'll come through it! Ann

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Thanks for the tip on where you found these, Laura! They look so real, and that wreath is majorly cute!



Jaybird said...

Yes, I do use faux succulents!! I have never made a wreath with them though, so thank you ver much for the great idea!!
Blessings to you,

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

i love how the succulents look with the burlap! so so great!