I’m a huge fan of succulents but contrary to what everyone says, I still can’t keep a single one alive. You see, unfortunately, plants and I have a serious love/hate relationship. I love them and they hate me for killing them every time. Thank goodness for Consumer Craft’s gorgeous artificial succulents! They look as beautiful as the real things and I don’t have to worry about sacrificing even more plant lives. Today, I’ll show you how to create this succulent DIY heart art – perfect for any room in your home!
- Various Artificial Succulents.
- Wood Pallet Square with Heart Cutout.
- Preserved Sheet Moss.
- Hot Glue Gun/Sticks.
- Jute Cording.
Step One. Working a small section at a time, apply a generous amount of hot glue to the back of the frame and press a clump of moss in place. I decided to use the back of the frame to give give me a little extra room for the succulent stems. You can use the front of the heart frame but you’ll have to figure out some way to get the succulents to lay flat against the wall.
Step Two. Begin positioning the succulents in place with a large amount of glue to fill out the heart. See how the frame depth gives me some room for the stems and glue? Continue adding succulents until the heart is completely filled. I worked through a couple of succulent layouts until I found a look I was happy with. Just FYI, I had to hold the stems in place for a few minutes until the glue was hard enough to hold.
Step Three. Once all the succulents are in place, I still had to create a little extra room between the back of the frame and the wall in order for the art to lay flat. This was easily done with four nails I hammered into the back. Conveniently, I was also able to use the nails to attach a piece of jute to hang the succulent DIY heart art from!
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Vanessa is a self proclaimed sleep deprived mother of two adorable boys and when she has a little time to spare, she makes things and posts about them on her craft blog, Tried & True. If she’s not cooking, sewing, gluing or making, she would probably go crazy. Join her on her crafty adventure at Tried & True.