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.
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 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.