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Pottery Barn Knock Off Faux Succulent Wreath

Come see how to make this beautiful succulent wreath that is a Pottery Barn knockoff design!

I love a good DIY knock off project.

I have a whole board on Pinterest devoted to projects that I think I could DIY. It’s called “DIY – Products to Try Making Myself“. Okay, not a super creative title, but you get the idea.

Most of them I will never attempt.

But every once in a while I see something that I really love. Something that I really want to try making for myself.

And this Pottery Barn Knock Off Faux Succulent Wreath is one of those projects.

The second I saw this sweet little wreath on the PB website I knew I wanted one.

But $99?!?! Whaaaaa?! As if.

Maybe half that? Yes, ok. I can do that. So I whipped up this knock off for about half the price of the original.

And it looks pretty darn close, I think? But you be the judge…

Pottery Barn Knock off Faux Succulent Wreath tutorial.

The Materials I used:


To make this PB Knock Off Faux Succulent Wreath, I started with a 16″ foam wreath form from FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam, as well as a sheet of moss, and some Reindeer Moss to fill in the gaps (I didn’t actually end up needing it). I also used my scissors and hot glue gun, and later my wire cutters. I also used several of the succulent picks from Make it Fun Crafts.

Wreath form, moss laid out for the tutorial.

I started by cutting my sheet of green moss into strips and using my hot glue gun to attach it around the front and two sides of my wreath form.

Cutting the moss in strips.

I wove it like this, leaving some triangular pieces out that I later cut out of the excess from the sheet moss and filled in…

Forming the strips of moss around the wreath form.

The strips overlapped slightly in some spots, but the coverage was excellent and I was giddy about how fab it looked even once it was just covered in moss. At this point I literally could not wait to get those succulents attached!

The completed moss formed wreath.

But I had to wait a little bit.

The back looked a little rough

I didn’t want to use up my beautiful sheet moss on the back so I had left it primarily bare.

The back of the wreath with white patches.

To remedy that I used my wreath form to trace the shape onto some extra drop cloth that I had and then cut it out…

Cutting a piece of cloth into a circle to fit the wreath.

I just folded the edges under and pinned it to keep the back nice and neat looking…

Taking in the fabric to the back of the wreath.

Now time of the fun!

The succulent picks!!

Holding a succulent.

I laid them all out and grouped them by size and type. I ended up using about 6 large pics and maybe 10-12 small pics. I divided up some of them into pieces too and cut them up a little and spread them out.

Faux succulents by the wreath.

Since they were longer then the actual wreath form was deep, I trimmed off the ends with my wire cutters. I just pushed the wire ends of the pics through the moss and into the foam form and it held them perfectly in place.

I started with my three favourite big hens & chicks picks, and spaced them out somewhat evenly around the wreath form.

Putting the succulents onto the wreath.

Then I placed out the other pics to fill in around the wreath, and went around adding and moving and pushing the succulents in to fill in all the gaps…

Filling the wreath up with the succulents.


The wooden wall with the wreath on it.

I love how it turned out… the succulent picks are so pretty and life like. I think it might be about my favourite DIY wreath. EVA.

Up close picture of the wreath.

The wreath with the succulents on it and a little moss peaking through.

Purple and green succulents on the wreath.

Pottery Barn Knock Off Faux Succulent Wreath using Make it Fun Foam Wreath form.

I recommend that to keep costs down you keep your eye out for sales at your favourite craft store on their Make it Fun Craft floral picks, and then use your 40% off coupon for the wreath form and/or the moss mat. If you do these things you will be able to come in at under half of what Pottery Barn wants for their verision!

Do you think you might want to try this Pottery Barn Knock off?

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Comparison between Pottery Barn Knock Off Faux Succulent Wreath using Make it Fun Crafts Foam Wreath Form and Faux Succulents tutorial at the happy housie

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  1. Your version looks sooooooo much better than the PB version. The PB wreath looks like cheap plastic. Thanks for sharing. ♥

  2. Krista, I just love your wreath!! What type of drop of cloth did you use? I’ve been trying to find something to cover the back of my wreaths.

  3. This wreath looks beautiful, I love it even more then pottery barns. I will be featuring this at Merry Monday in my Get Crafty post. See you at the party.

  4. Hi Krista! I love your copy of the PB succulent wreath. I got obsessed last year with succulents on top of pumpkins for Fall. I used fake succulents (found a lot on sale at Michael’s end of summer …even the ones on sheets like you said) so I have some on hand to try to use in a wreath like you gave us good instructions for. Some of the ones I found on sale seem to be an odd color…have you ever tried painting the fake succulents? I saw your post over at “Home and Garden” blog party.

    1. Hi! No, I haven’t tried painting them, but I agree that some of them are an odd colour… if you have a whole sheet, then why not give it a go. I think if you aren’t going to be touching them after (so the paint won’t scratch off) then it could work! Some of mine were quite orange and red, as well, but I saved those for a different project. I still have a bunch and need to come up with some other projects for them, I think!

  5. I found succulent picks at Dollar Tree. I bought every one they had because they cost about $5 a piece at Craft stores and I was afraid they’d soon be gone. Not sure what I planned to do with them but liked how they looked for just a dollar. So now I have enough to make a wreath!

    1. What a great find!! So jealous! I just bought some more in a “sheet” on sale at Michael’s that I plan to disassemble and re-use. That option made them a little more affordable as well. Good luck with your project!

  6. Krista, you are so clever and very talented lady. Love that you figured out how to make wreath as pretty or better for less than half the expensive wreath. So there PB. Love it when clever lady like you makes something to deprive fancy store way too much money. To me it’s a fun challenge, looks like challenge for you also.
    Wish faux succulents weren’t so doggoned expensive. I keep my eye out at thrift stores for wreaths to use instead of having to buy foam wreaths, bit pricey. As you mentioned always keep my eye out when wreaths on sale or at thrift stores and the faux succulents. Your wreath is awesome.
    Happy Mother’s day

  7. Beautiful! My sister bought me a live succulent wreath like this but parts of it diet and it ended up not looking great. I think the faux version looks very realistic.

  8. HI I made this wreath and it came out nice, one question though,what did you use to hang it? What kind of hook? Thank you

    1. Hi Brooke – I’m not sure how you would do it with a wire wreath form – you could try? The reason all the succulents stuck in so simply was that I could just poke them into the foam wreath form. You might have to wrap the wire in succulents first and then add moss around them to cover the gaps?? Best of luck!

  9. Love this wreath. It could be used at anytime of the year so it’s not restricted to one holiday or season. That means I could enjoy it for a long time, or until I fall in love with something new.

  10. Love, love, love your Faux Succulent Wreath! It is just as awesome as the pricey, name brand wreath. I think I may DIY one, too. Thank you! (And, sharing!)

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