FAUX KOKEDAMA SUCCULENT HANGINGS & FLOWER BUCKET

I always have the best intentions when it comes to plants but somehow they always end in disaster. That’s why I absolutely adore the succulents from Darice. They look as good as the real thing but don’t need me to remember to water them! I’ve done a ton of projects with these succulents but have always wanted to try and recreate the look of Japanese Moss Balls or Kokedama. They’re going to look so pretty in the corner of my living room! Read on to learn how to make Kokedama hangings.

Step 1. Today we’re going to show you how to make Kokedama succulent hangings. Before you begin you’re going to want to decide which succulents you’d like to use. This just may be the toughest part of the tutorial! You’re going to want one larger succulent and 2-3 smaller ones to make a nice design. Once you’ve picked out the succulents use a pair of wire cutters to trim the excess wire.

Step 2. Add hot glue around the base of the succulent (the part that will be touching the moss ball).

Step 3. Press the succulent into place and hold until secure. Add some additional hot glue if you’re worried the succulent is too loose.

Step 4. Repeat steps 1-3 with the rest of your chosen succulents until you’re happy with the look.

Step 5. Once all the succulents are secure a 4 ft. section of the jute twine and begin wrapping it around the moss ball. Make sure to leave one of the sides of the twine long enough to hang from.

Step 6. Tie off the twine underneath one of the succulents and trim away excess from one strand. You should now be left with one really long piece of jute twine to hang your succulent moss ball from.

Step 7. Repeat all the steps to make as many faux Kokedama succulent hangings as you want!

I can’t decide if I love how beautiful these look hanging in my living room more or that I don’t have to remember to water them!

Hope you enjoyed learning how to make Kokedama succulent hangings and feel free to customize them to your liking!

For a similar idea check out this easy macrame plant hanger project!

PATRIOTIC GALVANIZED FLOWER BUCKET

Are you guys still as crazy about galvanized steel. I love how it looks when mixed with other farmhouse chic decor. Galvanized steel can be paired with other design elements as well. I made this patriotic DIY flower bucket to hang on my front door but love that it can also work as a table centerpiece. Remove the flowers add some mason jars and it’s the perfect utensil holder. Nothing looks better than galvanized steel on a buffet table for your next 4th of July bash!

Step 1. Decide on the design you want stenciled on the front of the galvanized tin. Use paint and sponge dauber to transfer image. Allow to dry completely.

Step 2. While paint is drying begin assembling ribbon. I added a decorative red and white ribbon to the center of my burlap ribbon for an extra bit of color.

Step 3. Wrap the center section of the bow around a longer section of ribbon.

Step 4. Glue the center of the bow to the center of the tin basket.

Step 5. Wrap ribbon ends around the tin bucket and glue in place.

Step 6. Add a foam block to the inside of the bucket.

Step 7. Depending on the size and shape of your flower bunch you may need to remove the individual stems and arrange them in the basket on your own.

Step 8. If you’re doing your own flower arranging, I’ve found it useful to begin with the largest flowers first and then work down from there to fill.

Step 9. Add the final touches to your flower arrangement.

Step 10. Your patriotic DIY flower bucket is ready to go! The tin bucket comes with punched holes on the back piece, making it super easy!

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