Simple Succulent Wreath For The Front Door

Are you looking for a wreath alternative? I bought a straw hat before the quarantine and I decided to make it into a door decoration/wreath. I think this would be really cute with a cowboy hat too.

I’m not the most crafty person, but I’ve had my fall wreath up since I took down Christmas. 😁 I want something that feels more like Spring.

You could make this with any hat in your home that you don’t plan to wear again.

supplies needed to make a succulent wreath

Here’s what you’ll need to make your succulent wreath.

  • Base – for the base you can use a hat or a wreath. I used a straw hat. If you can’t go out, there straw hats available online like this one which has a cute raw edge.
  • Glue gun with glue – I normally like to use a cordless one, but mine is at the office.
  • Pack of mini faux succulents
  • Ribbon or lace – I had ribbon left over and lace ribbon from an Easter project.
  • Scissors

Steps to make succulent wreath/hat

This hat only took about 30 minutes to make.

  1. Cut a hole in the top or make space for a ribbon to go through the top. I used a thermometer to poke a hole in my hat. I like to use the pokey end of the thermometer (which no longer works) when I work with hot glue.
  2. Tie ribbon around the hat and secure with glue. Since the glue can be hot, I use the thermometer to push the ribbon against the hat.

3. Start using hot glue to attach the succulents. I used a lot of glue for each one since it will be hanging outside. You could put succulents all around the hat, but I wanted to keep them at the bottom.

4. Glue lace onto the ribbon (optional). You could do this step right after you add the ribbon.

Keep adding your succulents until you like the way it looks. Then let it dry and hang it outside.

What projects are you working on for sping? I really want to sand and paint my front door. Have you painted a door? My next one will be to clean the front porch and paint the front door.

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  1. I love it! I was thinking of something a little different than a wreath for the front door this summer and your hat is the perfect solution.

  2. Wow Andrea! I LOVE this, so simple and elegant. Perfect for spring and summer. Great job friend and thanks for sharing.

  3. Always love the look of a cute wreath for the front door. Very pretty!

  4. How totally cute! And using a hat is such a great idea {birds love to build nests in my front door wreaths} Love the succulents too!

  5. Such a cute project! I really like how it looks on your door; great contrast! I wish I was more motivated to get some projects done so I’ll live vicariously through you for a while – lol!

  6. Perfect pop of color and whimsy for your Spring decor and front door!
    Great to blog hop with you.

  7. Such a pretty idea for a wreath!! Love the idea of using a straw hat! I love succulents too, so all the way around I’m in love with this!

  8. This is so simple, yet so sweet. I really love the simplicity of it, particularly on your dark door. That selection of faux succulents is a nice selection for a great price, I know they can be pretty pricey at Hobby Lobby (not that any of us can go to Hobby Lobby right now). Thanks so much for joining in our hop and ESPECIALLY thank you for your offer of help! I really could use it!



  9. This is so simple to do and so very elegant. It looks stunning against the front door backdrop.

  10. Your hat turned out really cute. I’m working on Tons of projects during this time– as usual. Except now I kind of have more time to actually get them done. Or not. I think I’m spending my extra time cooking….


  11. Adorable. What a cute craft idea. So fun hopping with you.

  12. This is so pretty and I love it against your door! Great idea to use succulents! Great hopping with you again!

  13. What a quick and easy DIY wreath idea! I never thought of using a straw hat, and your door decoration is unique and clever.

  14. Andrea, this is such a lovely take on a wreath! I like that you didn’t use a lot of succulents. It’s perfect in it’s simplicity. Green is my favorite color, so I love the bow, too. The addition of the lace gives it a feminine touch. Very well done! It was fun hopping with you 🙂

  15. This is so pretty and such a great idea for a spring wreath. I love the pop of color it brings against your door. So fun to be hopping with you. Pinning!

  16. What a great idea, using a hat as a base for a wreath!


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