sometimes i come up with some crazy ideas and when i do, watch out.

earlier in the year i decided i was going to make a living wreath. after seeing many for sale in greenhouses and on the internet for ridiculous prices, i figured i’d give it a shot on my own.

i did find some living wreath forms here and here, but i didn’t really want to spend that much so i search from more options.

and i found one! all i needed was a pair of pantyhose (thanks mom) a simple wire form, some moss and floral wire.

it took a couple weeks for everything to take root, but i think it’s looking pretty spectacular.

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what do you think?

this is the tutorial i used. 

i would take time to explain it all to you, but why repeat the process when these folks did such a great job. (and while i was making it i was pretty much covered in dirt so taking pictures wasn’t happening!)

i will admit the process looks a bit easier than it actually was … and over the past couple week i did drop the wreath a couple times as it gets super heavy when you water it. but it’s a survivor and has held up through a little bit of everything.

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 i really do love it.

I used ivy, pansies, potato vine, thyme, and pineapple mint. I think i will try to make one with succulents next year.

over the past week everything really filled in and took root. i can’t wait to see what it looks like in a month! it’s going to be even more beautiful! i’ll be sure to share a picture.  

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  • Jen@Notes From the Heartland at

    JUST GORGEOUS Michael. I’ve seen living wreaths in magazines, but never one “for real”! I’m so happy to know it’s actually achievable….well, by YOU anyway! 😉

  • Rachel's Cottage House at

    I think you made a gorgeous wreath also! It’s so neat that it’s living too!

    Rachel

  • Kim @ NewlyWoodwards at

    Color me surprised… I didn’t even know this was possible. It’s beautiful. And, pantyhose… I have TONS of those. Believe it or not, I wear them everyday due to dress code. Okay.. that was TMI.

    But, I do love the wreath. It’s on my list.

  • Hipster Hostess: Arika at

    Wow, I am in LOVE with this wreath! I don’t like usually like wreaths, because I HATE silk flowers…but this is just fab. I am so going to try to make one. Thank you for the inspiration!

  • Kassi @ Truly Lovely at

    That is SO awesome!! I love plants, but never imagined a wreath of plants! What a great idea!! Stopping by from CSI!

  • Sobeida at

    I love this, going to try to do it.

  • Janet Miles at

    Are You kidding me Michael !!!! You didn’t explain jack as how to make this wreath !!! Is stealing somebody else’s idea and posting it in your blog is your idea of blogging? All you did is just posting pictures without any direction as how to do it. I bet you don’t know how to do it either that’s why there was no direction 🙁

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Woah, there. This post wasn’t designed to be a tutorial. I was just sharing something that I created. I’m inspired by bloggers too. 🙂 (Not to mention this was an OLD post back in the day when I was running my B&B and didn’t share much in terms of tutorials.) However, with sharing my creation I did link to the full tutorial that I used so anyone who wanted to create something similar could. (Because calming this ideas as my own or using THEIR pictures would be stealing.) And of course I know how to do it. I followed the tutorial and my wreath looks great! 🙂

      In case you missed the link in the post, here you are: http://www.gardenstew.com/threads/making-a-living-wreath.16646/

      xo Michael

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