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It’s always fun to get together with friends for an evening of crafting, food and chatter. This year, I got the girls together to make DIY Succulent Christmas trees.
I started by creating the cones for the party. I could have gone with the cone foams as an option, but preferred using the moss. I felt it was more conducive to growth for the succulents.
- chicken wire
- spagnum moss
- foam circles
- Additional accessories include floral wire, mini ornaments & accessories
Form Your Cone
- Use wire cutters to cut your chicken wire. I cut a piece of paper into the form of a cone to make 8-inch cones. Wear gloves to avoid cuts from the chicken wire.
- Rehydrate your moss in a container and squeeze out any excess
- Fill the cone with the moss. Use the chopstick to push it into the tip
- Once filled, place onto a foam circle to hold everything in.
Design Your Succulent Christmas Tree
This is the fun part! Now you get to make your succulent Christmas tree. We took trimmings from our backyards & picked a variety.
- Use your chopstick to form a hole in the cone.
- Slip the stem of the succulent into the hole
- I used then used the chopstick to push down moss from the top & filled in the space. This helps secure the succulent into place.
Clearly, the boys had a little fun in the process too. They had quite the laugh watching us work through the piles of succulents and putting it all together.
Overall, a great event! Being novices at it, it was overwhelming at first. Once things started to come into shape, it was so rewarding. Everyone was able to go home with a new Christmas tree.
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