Cover the tree with hanging succulents-Fa-la-la-La, la-la, la, la! Please don’t get upset that I’m already talking about DIY Christmas decorations. After all, I could talk about the choice! Plus, I have some plans for juicy Christmas decorations in mind, and I have to put them all in. And you need time to fall in love with them, to get the supplies and make them, don’t you? These ornaments feature live succulents and no glue. The colors and shapes of the plants are so beautiful, they are perfect for decorating your holiday. Your juicy ornaments will continue to live and grow while you decorate your tree. After Christmas, just make stews and they will continue to grow throughout the year. This is really something to celebrate!
DIY Christmas Decorations with Succulents
Collect supplies to hang succulent Christmas decorations
To make your own hanging succulent Christmas decorations (I need help finding a funny name for this-let me know any suggestions!) You need the following stocks:
- Floral Yarn
- Sphagnum Moss
- Small Bowl Of Water
- Juicy clippers
- Picture hang the wire, must be 16 gauge, weight 55 pounds (you will see why)
Succulent! Plants or Cuttings
You can use rooted succulents or cuttings for these DIY Christmas decorations. For rooted succulents, like this beautiful Echeveria, cut the roots to make a small package like this. Your plant can easily replace the roots. Excess soil from the Root ball wash off.
Do not forget to be careful not to touch the leaves of succulents with epicutic wax, as in this photo. It is enough to use a brush with soft bristles to wipe excess soil from the leaves.
Wrap juicy roots in moss
Soak the foam in water to make it beautiful and flexible. This is the medium in which your succulent will take root, so be generous. Squeeze excess water from the moss and wrap it around the roots. Secure the Foam with a Length of Iron Wire. I used a piece more than 10 inches long. Wrap it tightly around the moss and juicy stem just under the leaves. Wrap the floral thread in a spiral on the stem and around the roots and moss, then move upwards. Twist the ends to fix the wire. This is your juicy Christmas ornament!
This 55 pound picture hanging wire is smooth and stiff. Of course, this is much beefier than necessary to keep a simple juicy Christmas ornament. But I wanted to make the hanger a little decorative in itself. It maintains Succulents, but also a curved curve and keeps its Shape. Make two or three loops large enough to fit around the moss-wrapped roots. It should not be tight. You will sit the moss, roots and stem in these curls. This secures and supports the succulent plant. With the extra curls, you can shape it when it is hung on the tree, so that the succulent plant looks like what you want.
Form a wide curved curve for the hanger. Form a small hook for looping on the branch of the Christmas tree.
It works similarly with juicy cuttings. I had this beautiful Graptoveria Alpenglow with a wonderfully deep and pink stressful red coloration. Take the cuttings and leave about an inch of stem with which you can work. Remove all leaves that do not fit the Rosette. Set them aside after for leaf propagation. Again, wrap a generous amount of moistened foam around the bare stem. The succulent plant begins to root in the moss while it is clinging to your tree!
The Hanger works the same way for Cuttings. It’s just a little smaller.
Succulent Christmas Ornament Care
It is enough to thoroughly castrate the moss once a week with water, and succulents live and take root in the moss. After Christmas, remove succulents from your hangers. Remove the flower thread and moss from the new roots. Pot up the succulents in good succulent soil, and water them in. They are now good for the rest of the year for you to grow. I love The idea of enjoying the succulents indoors during the holidays!
This is Captain Hay Of Echeveria. The red edges on the leaves make it perfect for use for juicy ornaments! And I told you that juicy plonk corks would make great ornaments for the tree!
That’s it! What do you think of these hanging juicy Christmas decorations? I am quite satisfied with you! I would love if you take a moment to leave me a comment and let me know what you think. As mentioned earlier, I have planned some other DIY Christmas decorations with succulents. so stay tuned!
If you want to decorate with succulents for Christmas, but don’t want to make them your own, check out these fun ornaments from Mountain Crest Gardens!