Is anyone else digging deep to find things to do? I bought a straw hat before the quarantine and I decided to make it into a door decoration/wreath.
I’m not the most crafty person, but I’ve had my fall wreath up since I took down Christmas.
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.
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Steps to make succulent wreath/hat
This hat only took about 30 minutes to make.
- 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.
- 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 during this strange time? My next one will be to clean the front porch and paint the front door. I am getting a lot done, so there’s one good thing.
If you are looking for inspiration for crafts to do during this extended time at home have a look a these awesome blogs in today’s blog hop. If you’re following in order, Kristin at White Arrows Home is the next stop, she’s showing us how to make a cloche. Hope you get some ideas.
Celebrate & Decorate
At Home With Jemma
Hearth and Vine
My Hubbard Home
My Thrift Store Addiction
Home is Where the Boat Is
The Painted Apron
Chas’ Crazy Creations
Harbour Breeze Home
My Family Thyme
Sustain My Craft Habit
Birdz of a Feather
Decorate and More with Tip
Our Crafty Mom
White Arrows Home
Create With Cynthia
Calypso in the Country
B4 and Afters
Purple Hues and Me
Bluesky at Home
Faeries & Fauna Craft Co.
Elle Marie Home