How to Make a Succulent Monogram Wreath from Antique Signage
In this easy DIY project, succulents and vintage signage combine to create an eye-catching wreath you can enjoy all year long. Display it on your front door or in a favorite reading nook to bring a hint of green and vintage flair to your decor.
Wondering what to make of that oversize vintage signage you scored at the flea market? This is the project for you. Turn one large letter into a handsome succulent wreath in a few easy steps. It's a knockout on the front door or integrated into a decor vignette.
What You'll Need
- Marquee sign
- Rubber-coated wire mesh (available at home improvement stores)
- White marker
- Wire snips
- 18-gauge and 22-gauge florists wire
- 1-1/2 bags of sphagnum moss (available at home improvement and crafts stores)
- Needle-nose pliers
- Succulent cuttings (we found ours on Etsy)
- Flower pins
- Drill four holes through the back of the marquee sign to support the wire grid, as well as two holes at the top to make a wire loop to hang it from.
- Lay out wire mesh and trace around sign to then cut down to size.
- Make the hanger loop using the 22-gauge wire.
- Fill letter with moss; pack in in nice and tight.
- Fit mesh over the moss to hold it all in place. Use the needle-nose pliers to bend some of the mesh into place.
- Next, secure the mesh to the sign by drawing the 18-gauge florists wire through the back of the letter, through the holes you drilled. Twist the wire together to secure in place.
- Place succulents into the sign using the floral pins to help secure them into place.
Maintenance and Care
Allow plants to take root into moss by laying flat for six to 10 weeks before hanging marquee sign up. Grown indoors, the wreaths will require water once per week. If outdoors, water every couple of days. If you're going to hang it on your front door, it might require more water depending on how much sun your front porch gets.