5 Minute DIY Framed SucculentsThis easy DIY will take you around 5-10 minutes to make, less the drying time if you need to paint the frame. I purchased my frame and the mini succulents at my local Dollar Tree. The cost for the project was $7.00. I used glue, paint, and ribbon that I already had on hand and did not need to purchase those items. Let's get started!
You will need:
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- Frame (I used a 4x5 frame, but this would look amazing large scale!)
- Mini Succulents
- Hot Glue Gun/Sticks
- Paint (optional)
- Ribbon, Rope, etc.
Some cute little tiny hands wanted to help...
Remove the glass from the frame. Keep the cardboard backing in the frame. My frame was a gray color, and I wanted to give it a shabby white coat of paint. I also painted the cardboard the same color as the frame so it blended a little since the backing will show through in spots between the succulents. You could also decoupage a piece of scrapbook paper on the cardboard, or texture it with sand or glitter.
Step 2:If needed, pull the succulents out of their pots, and cut off the stem so it has a flat bottom piece. Tip: Try to cut as flush with the bottom as you can get it, it will be easier to glue on. Lay out your design, and then glue to the cardboard backing.
Step 3:You can stop at this point, or add some ribbon or rope to the frame to give a little character. Just glue to the back of the frame. My frame conveniently had little indents that the glue and rope fit in nice and snug.
There! How easy was that?
I can't wait to try this out on a larger scale, and I really can't wait to do this on the back patio with living succulents!
I would love to see your version of the DIY if you make one! Come join our Facebook group Dotting Your Nest and show off your work!
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