Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Picture Frame Succulents

Let me just start with I am super excited to show you all my succulent art. 

For some time now I have wanted to make a picture frame filled with succulents. Well I finely decided it was time to give it a shot. 


All my succulents I got from Home Depot and the Village Nurseries Landscape Center.  I took all the kids to help me pick them out. 



This is my frame - it is a shadow box or possibly a tray since there was no glass. I got it from TJ Max for $29.99.  I used a mallet to get the backing off by hitting around the framing of it. Super easy and not much force is needed. 


Once that was done I pulled out any nails because I would be nailing it back in with new nails. 



Then I measured the inside to see how big I needed to cut the chicken wire. You can get this from Home Depot or any other hardware store. 






Getting the chicken wire in was the biggest pain in the butt.  Once I had the wire where I wanted it I used a staple gun to secure it. Make sure to get staples that are the right size -  you don't want them poking through the front of your frame. Next I nailed the backing back on to the frame.



After I had the frame part finished it was on to the plants. Pulling them out of the planters and separating them one by one making sure to be extra carefully on not tearing the roots apart.


I use Cactus Mix soil.


 Then you pour your soil in all over, fill it up.




Once you have all this done the fun part begins - you get to do the planting.


This is my finished project! I love it. 

I stood it up to get a good photo of it but I have to lay it down for at least 4 weeks while the roots work their magic.  I'll make sure to update when I stand it up.  It is extremely heavy so hopefully my hubby can hang it securely from the wall, if not I will lean it like in the photo. 

The directions I use to some what follow were from Sunset.com,  also looked up how others have also made succulent art. 

2 comments:

  1. I love how it turned out and can't wait to try it for myself!

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    1. I am hoping the roots settle in great. Let me know if you need any help. Good Luck.

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