pillow sham pattern How to Make a Succulent Crown customized gifts for mom

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Fresh-flower crowns are lovely, but some flowers are so delicate that the crown is barely usable. Here’s a stunning and sturdier alternative: a breathtaking succulent crown! Whether it’s your wedding day or you just want to feel like a princess, a succulent crown is sure to make a lasting impression.

This gorgeous project from Author Tawni Daigle is just one of the beautiful ideas in her new book DIY Succulents: From Placecards to Wreaths, 35 Ideas for Creative Projects with Succulents. If you love succulents as much as we dopillow sham pattern, you will appreciate not only her ideas, step by step DIY’;s, and tips but her detailed instructions on how to grow and propagate succulents from clippings! Love succulents? Don’;t miss our classic How to Make A Succulent Wreath and How To Make A Living Succulent Christmas Tree.

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Read on for How to Make a Succulent Crown…;

What You Need

What to Do

Care Instructions

Although the succulents on your crown are still alive, it is not technically a “living” succulent crown in that the plants will eventually die if left attached to the wire. Depending on the type of plants you used, this could take a couple of weeks to a month or so. You will definitely get a lot more use out of your succulent crown than you would a fresh-flower crown. If you would like to keep your plants alive, remove them from the wire once they begin to wither, let the stems callus over for a few days, and plant them in well-draining soil.


Adding a few succulents in a contrasting shade like purple adds visual interest to the crown.

Excerpted from DIY Succulents: From Placecards to Wreaths, 35 Ideas for Creative Projects with Succulents Copyright ? 2015 by Tawni Daigle and published by F W Media, Inc. Used by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved. Photography by Tawni Daigle.

I went to look for fabric to make pillows from and was not happy with anything that I found. (You know how you get an idea in your head, then can’t find what you want). ? Then I remembered a tote bag my daughter bought a couple of years ago. It was this really great sunbleached canvas. ?I thought that maybe I could recreate the same look with colored canvas.

Today’s contributor is Terra?from Mama Says Sew.?All posts written by Terra?for Make It and Love It can be found HERE.?

Bit of a backstory before we begin. I enjoy up-cycling and making my own clothes when I have time, but I've had plenty of mishaps in making my own pattern pieces and ending up with garments not fitting right or not having the shape or cut I originally had in mind. Draping is a technique that is used to solve this problem which involves making pattern pieces with scrap fabric laid onto a dress form. However, buying a pre-made dress form was a bit difficult and quite expensive, so in order to save a bit of money, I decided to make my own.