Hello, I hope you’re having a great week!
If you’ve been around the blog before you have probably noticed by now that I have a succulent obsession. When I moved into my first place of my own, I bought several succulents because they say that they are easy to maintain. Whoever these “they” people are need to amend that statement to “easy to maintain for most people”. I’m sure you see where I’m going with this… I wasn’t one of the most. I was so disappointed because I just love how they look and the faux succulents on the market at that time were very faux looking. Not a compliment.
Now they make faux succulents that are so lifelike that you have to touch them to realize they aren’t real. Imagine my delight! I love decorating with monograms and I love succulents so a faux succulent monogram seems like something I should make. Obvi. Let’s go over how easy it is to make your own!
DIY Succulent Monogram Planter
* If you spray paint your letter, allow to dry overnight before adding succulents.
Play with arranging the succulents to your desired design in the letter before adding the foam. If you insert, take out and re-insert the succulents into the foam you will have a lot of holes and the foam won’t hold the succulents securely.
Cut foam bricks to fit inside letter and glue them to the letter with glue gun Gorilla Hot Glue Sticks.
Trim succulent stems.
Add a small amount of hot glue to the tip of the succulent and insert into the foam. Since the succulents are top heavy and the arrangement won’t be laying flat, the hot glue will help the succulents to stay secured in position. If you need to do a little adjusting after gluing the succulents in Gorilla Hot Glue Sticks give 45 seconds of play time so everything is not lost if your layout goes awry. 😉
Allow to dry about 15 minutes and add moss accents to fill in spaces.
And that’s it! A beautiful decoration that you can’t kill if you tried. Well I guess if you really tried you could but that would just be weird. 😉
I’m pretty excited that my succulent monogram is going to live on top of the kitchen cabinets (the only area left to decorate in the kitchen before I can move it to the “after” column).
Even with it standing upright I don’t have to worry about anything coming out, those babies are in their tight! If you didn’t know that Gorilla Glue now makes hot glue sticks (available only at Walmart), you do now and you need to have them. Like, really need them. You can use them with high and low temp glue guns and it even adheres to hard to bond surfaces like metal and glass. It’s even weather resistant (my wheels are turning with hot glue winter decoration ideas)!
Check out Gorilla Glue’s giveaway and enter to win a $250 Walmart Gift Card. That’s a lot of hot glue sticks haha!
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great week!
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