Faux Succulent Monogram

Faux Succulent Monogram

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.

monogram succulent wreath supplies


  • pallet wood
  • Floracraft Succulent Picks
  • Styrofoam
  • jigsaw
  • chop saw
  • wire cutters
  • carpenters square
  • tape measure
  • nail gun with nails
  • pencil

draw base for faux succulent monogram wreath

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.

cutting out monogram with a jigsaw tool

wood monogram pieces

Cut the base pieces out with a jigsaw.

inner and outter frame layout Collage

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.

inside frame attach

Once everything is cut and laid out start assembling the inner frame.

air nail pallet frame together

Attach the pieces with an air nail gun.

inner pallet monogram frame assembled

Here’s our finished inner frame.

inner frame into the center of the pallet monogram

Slide the base around the inner frame and secure into place with nails.

nail the outter frame to the monogram pallet

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.

pallet wood monogram frame finished

Now you have your finished pallet monogram.

pallet wood monogram wreath frame

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.

fill monogram with styrofoam1

Take some Styrofoam and cut it into pieces and start filling the frame.

pallet monogram filled with sytrofoam

Once the frame is full of foam you’re ready to start working on your succulent pick placement.

trim ends of succulent picks

Using wire cutters trim the picks down to fit your monogram depth.

faux succulent picks

Push the pick into the foam and

faux succulent pick wreath

faux succulents in a wreath

continue to fill in the rest of the monogram.

moss around faux succulents

Fill in the blank spots with moss to finish off your succulent monogram.

monogram faux succulent wreath


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!?!

faux succulent wreath hanging on front porch

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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  1. Your letter looks great! I’m trying to do something similar with an industrial metal letter that I snagged at an antique store. (Hence my finding your post during my obsessive Googling!) I’m just wondering how you got the foam to stay put in your letter? Did you glue it, or did you use some other method?


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