Succulents can be beautifully staged by planting them in a picture frame. With this tutorial, you will succeed in green wall decoration.
Succulents are made for creative DIY ideas like a planted picture frame. The small, frugal plants get by with little soil and thrive in the most unusual containers. Plant succulents in a frame and they look like a small work of art. With the following step-by-step instructions, you can easily make the living succulent picture yourself with houseleeks, echeveria, and co. By the way, a leafy window frame with houseleek is also a nice planting idea.
- Picture frame without glass (up to 4 centimeters deep)
- Hare wire
- Soil (cactus or succulent soil)
- Fabric in the size of the frame
- Mini succulents
- Glue nails (depending on the heaviness of the picture frame)
- pliers or wire cutters
- Wooden skewer
Step by step: Planting picture frames with succulents
1. cut and fasten the hare wire
Using pliers or wire cutters, first cut the chicken wire. It should be slightly larger than the picture frame. Staple the wire to the inside of the frame so that it covers the entire inside surface.
2. Fill the picture frame with moss
Next, fill the picture frame with moss – placing the green side directly on the wire. Press the moss down well and make sure that the entire surface is covered.
3. fill the frame with soil
A layer of soil is then placed over the moss layer. For frugal succulents such as houseleeks, well-drained, low-humus cactus, or succulent soil is a good choice. If you like, you can also mix your own cactus soil. Fill the frame completely with the soil and press it down well to create a smooth surface.
4. cut the soil and staple it in place
To keep the soil in place, stretch a layer of fabric over it. To do this, cut the fabric to the size of the frame and staple it to the back.
5. planting succulents in the picture frame
Finally, plant the picture frame with succulents. To do this, turn the frame upside down and place the succulents between the wire in the moss. A wooden skewer will help guide the roots through the wire.
6. hang up the finished picture frame
In order for the plants to grow well, it is recommended to first leave the frame in a bright place for one to two weeks. Only then attach the succulent picture to the wall: To avoid holes, adhesive nails are a good option. For example, there are adjustable adhesive nails from tesa that can hold weights of up to one or two kilograms.
TIP To ensure that the succulents feel comfortable in the picture frame for a long time, they should be sprayed occasionally. And if you have a taste for it, you can realize many more small design ideas with houseleeks.