DIY Macrame and Felt Succulent Wreath: Easy Boho Wreath with Felt Succulents made with a Cricut, and simple Macrame hanger.
I’m sharing a Macrame and Felt Succulent Wreath today, perfect for your summer decor. I love how this turned out, and it was actually really easy to put together. I will admit though that it did involve a bit of trial and error before landing on this design -but we got there in the end.
I’m joining in on the Seasonal Simplicity Summer Series today, hosted by Krista at The Happy House. Be sure to check out all the beautiful summer wreaths at the end of this post for lots more inspiration.
I knew I wanted to use the felt succulents, and was excited to cut them out on my Cricut. They were really simple to make, and look so great. It was my first time cutting felt on the Cricut and it worked really well. We wanted a variety of succulents so we used the Hanging Felt Succulent Garden cutting pattern in Design Space and also the Lia Griffith Paper Succulent Wreath also in Design Space.
We did found both patterns worked great with the felt. After our first cut though, we did switch to the strong grip mat, which worked even better than the regular cutting mat for this project. We used Cricut’s felt, and it’s nice and thin and perfect for this project and came in lots of great shades of green too. I used the felt sampler “Spring Rain” and the felt sampler ”
Once the succulents were all cut out, I glued them together with the glue gun. Each piece is layered on to the next. I found it looked more realistic to slightly gather each layer to create some dimension. Just play around until you’re happy.
To make the wreath, I started out with small birch log as the base. Originally I was going to use three pieces of birch to form a triangular wreath, but then I had the idea of using macrame, so I took it apart and started that part over. I love how it looks with the macrame piece. Just a reminder that it’s ok to play around a little until you’re happy with a piece. If you don’t love it, just keep trying things until you love it. You can’t get a craft wrong, if it’s not how you want it to look, you just aren’t finished yet. 😉
To make the macrame top part of the wreath I used some macrame rope, and a small gold macrame ring. Start with two -4 foot long pieces of rope, and use a lark’s head knot to attach the to the ring. Then I tied 2 square knots together. You can find my macrame tutorial on how to tie both of these knots in this post.
To attach the birch to the ropes I used more hot glue -just be careful to get it as even as possible so that it will hang straight. To attach the felt succulents to the wreath I hot glued them on to one side of the birch log. I like it a little off centre. I tied in some cotton trim as a ribbon, and thought it tied in nicely with the macrame. Around the edges of the felt succulents I added two different kinds of dried moss.
I hung my new wreath on an old door that I salvaged and leaned it against the wall in my living room.
I think it looks great with all the plants, and adds some to that boho feel in the space. It would be really great on my front door too, so it might end up there later. 😉
With a handmade macrame and felt succulent wreath, life really is a party!
Today I’m joined by a fabulous group of blogging friends who are also sharing their Summer DIY Wreath Ideas as part of the Seasonal Simplicity Summer Series. Click on the links below their wreath design to see exactly how they made it…