This beautiful wreath of terra cotta flower pots and faux succulents looks so wonderful on your door or hung on a wall, indoors or out! I have included all of the step by step instructions right here so you can design and create your own special clay pot wreath! Better yet, this would make a wonderful Mother’s Day gift or a special present to welcome family or friends moving into a new home!
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Gather your supplies:
Using a variety of small terra cotta pots I created this flower pot wreath. Adding faux succulents and some moss into the pots gave it a completed look.
Begin with a variety of small terra cotta flower pots. I ended up using five 3 1/2″ pots, five 2 1/2″ pots, sixteen 2″ pots and five little 1 1/2″ pots. You can usually find the mini clay pots at Dollar Tree, but do shop around, sometimes they cost less when purchased as a set from other sources.
Age your pots with paint:
Using a variety of small terracotta pots I created this flower pot wreath. Adding faux succulents and some moss into the pots gave it a completed look. Begin with a variety of small terra cotta flower pots. I ended up using five 3 1/2″ pots, five 2 1/2″ pots, sixteen 2″ pots and five little 1 1/2″ pots. Using a dry brush, I added Apple Barrel Antique Parchment Matte Acrylic paint to my pots.
Use a rough bristle chip paintbrush. Dip the brush into the paint and then tap most of the paint off onto a piece of paper before brushing on the pots. Make sure you paint the bottoms of the pots as they will be seen on your wreath.
If you feel you have too much paint in one spot, use a dry (without paint on it) chip brush to just brush off the excess. You can also use a paper towel to wipe off any of the excess paint.
Assemble your wreath:
Using a heavy duty twine, feed it through the drainage hole in the bottom of the pot. IF you are going to be displaying your wreath out of doors, you may find using heavy wire instead to be a better way to help your wreath withstand time and the weather.
Thread the twine through the grapevine wreath until it sits the way you want on the wreath.
Begin by attaching your largest pots around your wreath. Add the second largest size of pots next…and so on.
Some of your pots will be upright, some sideways, they will likely have their open tops in different directions. Arrange them however they look the best to you. This flower pot wreath is yours, make it look the way YOU want it to look.
Time to add your plants:
Wedge small pieces of floral foam into the pots that you are going to want to put the faux plants in. Don’t fill every single one with a plant.
This succulent wreath hints of the warmer weather to come after a long winter!
Tuck some green moss in around the succulents and in some of the empty mini flower pots.
A flower pot wreath can grace your front door or a garden wall and will be equally beautiful in either location! This succulent wreath project may take a little bit of time, but will surely be something you will be proud of!
A wreath like this can be made with real plants, but will take quite a bit of tending to in order to keep them alive. I found for my own version, the way to go was with the faux succulents.
I mixed real and faux succulents in this centerpiece which would coordinate beautifully with this wreath.
If you liked this wreath but want an idea for a different “spin” on it, take a look at this Terra Cotta Spring Wreath by Rachel over at The Ponds Farmhouse! It is the same…BUT different! Rachel used pretty flowers instead of succulents in her wreath.