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Unleash Your Creativity with Succulents: Make Your Own Living Frames to Create Wonderful Wall Art

Hey, plant lover– Do you want to turn your living space into a beautiful art display? Let’s get down to business with living frames made of succulents! These easy-peasy, low-maintenance plants are perfect for turning your walls into a gallery of green awesomeness. In this article, we’ll guide you through making a show-stopping living frame that leaves your friends saying, “Whoa, that’s seriously cool!”

Necessary Materials

  • Wooden Frame or Shadow Box
  • Sphagnum Moss or Coir
  • Chicken Wire or Plastic Netting
  • Staple Gun or Strong Glue
  • Succulents (Variety of Shapes, Sizes, & Colors)
  • Potting Mix
  • Gloves
  • Scissors or Wire Cutters

A Simple 6-step DIY Guide 

Step 1: Frame Preparation 

Select a wooden frame or shadow box that aligns with your design preferences. If using a shadow box, remove the glass front. Line the back and sides of the frame with a layer of sphagnum moss or coir to create a base for your plants.

Step 2: Secure Wire or Netting 

Measure and cut a piece of chicken wire or plastic netting to fit the front of your frame. Attach the wire or mesh to the frame using a staple gun or strong glue, ensuring it remains taut and secure.

Step 3: Add Potting Mix 

Fill the frame with a well-draining potting mix suitable for succulents. Gently press the mixture down to create a firm base for planting.

Step 4: Choose Your Succulents 

Pick a variety of succulents with different shapes, sizes, and colors for a visually appealing display. Opt for plants with similar light and water requirements to simplify maintenance.

Step 5: Plant Your Succulents 

Create small openings in the wire or netting to insert your succulents. While wearing gloves, gently push the roots through the gaps and into the potting mix. Ensure each plant is secure and evenly spaced within the frame.

Read more: The Difference Between Garden Soil, Potting Soil, and Potting Mix.

Step 6: Care for Your Living Frame

Allow your living frame to remain flat for a few weeks so the succulents can establish their roots. Gradually introduce the structure to its final location, ensuring adequate sunlight and ventilation. Water sparingly and let the soil dry between watering sessions.

Cool Results To Inspire You To Make The Succulent Wall Art

Awesome, you’ve got the step-by-step guide down! Now let’s dive into some dazzling succulent wall art inspiration to get those creative juices flowing. Check out these ideas:


By crafting your living frames with succulents, you can create personalized and eye-catching wall art that brings life and texture to your home. Experiment with different plant combinations and frame styles to design a one-of-a-kind living masterpiece that showcases your creativity and enhances your living space.

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