Hey guys! It’s Shelly from Dolen Diaries and I’m back to share my latest obsession!! Faux Succulent picks from Floracraft! Have you seen these yet!?! They are totally cute, look like the real deal, and are completely maintenance free. Floracraft generously sent me some to get creative with and I’m SO excited to show you what I came up with… a Faux Succulent Monogram.
- pallet wood
- Floracraft Succulent Picks
- chop saw
- wire cutters
- carpenters square
- tape measure
- nail gun with nails
To start lay out your pieces of wood for the bottom and draw out your monogram outline in pencil. *You could print out a template to trace.
Cut the base pieces out with a jigsaw.
Lay the cut base pieces out and begin cutting pallet wood pieces to frame the base. Carefully measure each section of your base to make sure that your frame will fit properly. Start with the outer frame and then work on the inner frame. *Each joint is a 45 degree angle so cut each joint piece at a 22.5 degree angle.
Once everything is cut and laid out start assembling the inner frame.
Attach the pieces with an air nail gun.
Here’s our finished inner frame.
Slide the base around the inner frame and secure into place with nails.
Attach the outer frame to the base of the monogram piece by piece. Strong man hands come in really handy for this part to make sure the joints are all tightly secured.
Now you have your finished pallet monogram.
You really could display this pallet monogram just as it is or slap on a coat of paint or stain to customize it a bit.
Take some Styrofoam and cut it into pieces and start filling the frame.
Once the frame is full of foam you’re ready to start working on your succulent pick placement.
Using wire cutters trim the picks down to fit your monogram depth.
Push the pick into the foam and
continue to fill in the rest of the monogram.
Fill in the blank spots with moss to finish off your succulent monogram.
Now do a little dance because you love how it turned out. Okay, so maybe that’s just me but don’t you just LOVE it!?!
I was crushing on my faux succulent monogram so much that I decided to make it into a wreath and hang it right by our front door so I can enjoy it every day! Where would you display your succulent monogram?
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