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’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.
- Cricut Machine
- strong grip cutting mat
- Felt in green colours
- Cricut cut file
- hot glue
- birch log
- macrame rope
- small brass ring
- ribbon or cotton trim
To Make The Felt Succulents
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. I wanted a variety of succulents so we used the Lia Griffith Paper Succulent Wreath cut file in Design Space -access it here.
We found all the patterns worked great with 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 for this project. It’s nice and thin and perfect for making the succulents and it comes in lots of great shades of green too. I used the felt sampler “Spring Rain” and “Sky”.
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 Macrame Hanger
I made my wreath with a 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.
Assembling The Wreath
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 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…
You might also like our Pampas Grass Wreath here.
Also check out our Mushroom Wreath here.
You might also enjoy our Foraged Wreath here.