How to Make a Stunning Fall Wreath with Succulents
Add serious style to your front door with a sophisticated fall wreath featuring faux succulents and bright yellow Billy Balls. Filled with the vivid colors of the season, it's hard to not fall in love with this autumnal design. We used faux plants so that the wreath would last all season and for years to come with careful care. Have fun and feel free to add your own flair; this fall wreath can be made to fit any design aesthetic!
Editor's note: If you want to make a gorgeous living succulent wreath, we can help with that, too.
How to Make a Fall Wreath with Succulent Accents
- Grapevine wreath
- 12-gauge crafting wire
- Wire snips
- Various fall greenery (faux ficus, eucalyptus, and olive leaves)
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Florist's wire
- Faux succulents
- Billy Ball (also known as Craspedia) stems
Step 1: Make a Hook for Hanging
Start your wreath project by making a hook for easy hanging. Cut a 10-inch length of craft wire and bend it in half. Then, fold each end back up toward the top as shown.
Push the two ends of the hook down and through the grapevine wreath. Pull up and twist the ends around each other to secure. Hold the wreath by the hook to test strength.
Step 2: Add Layers of Greenery
With the hook in place, begin adding layers of artificial greenery to the grapevine wreath form. Try a mix of faux ficus, eucalyptus, and olive leaves like we did, or incorporate plants with interesting textures, such as ferns or rosemary. Direct the stems in a circular motion for a cohesive look. Secure the layer of leaves with hot glue or floral wire.
Step 4: Add Succulents
Use long-stemmed artificial succulents along the top of your wreath. Find a center point and sprawl the succulents out like a fan from that point. If they're heavy, you might want to use both hot glue and floral wire to keep them in place.
Step 5: Place Billy Balls
Cut Billy Ball stems to size. Billy Balls are traditionally a beautiful bright yellow, but you can also often find tinted versions in autumnal colors. Use a dab of hot glue on the stem, then insert it into the wreath. Place the Billy Balls so they look as if they are popping out from the center of the focal point. Place them at different heights to add depth to the design.