Making a container Christmas tree out of potted succulents is smart & lovely! Check this out from Garden Delights.
Small 3 ft tomato cage
Needle nose pliers
Six bags of moss
Long handled wooden spoon
Floral Pins Terracotta Flowerpot & saucer
So, here we go.
Turn the tomato cage upside down. Gather the legs to a point and bend the wires
together to secure. Wrap floral wire around the gathered legs to keep them
Make a netting of floral wire by wrapping it vertically
around the tomato cage. After the
vertical wires are in place, weave through them horizontally. This netting will
provide support for the moss. You should
now have a tree form.
Fill a bucket with warm water. Add the moss and soak till
saturated. Squeeze out excess liquid.
Add handfuls of moss into the form starting at the top. Use the wooden spoon to
help push into crevices. Hide all the
Place the moss tree upright in your chosen container. The moss may drip so make sure you planter is
large enough and you have a saucer underneath to catch drips. Make sure everything is balanced before you
start adding succulents.
Use a pencil to pock a hole in the moss
and insert the stem in, securing it with a floral pin. Finish covering the form. This potted tree may be heavy so have someone
help you move it to where you want it displayed. OR better yet, place it in
advance and cover the area with a blank till you are finished making it. Spritz when completed.
You now have a live Christmas tree!