How to Make a Sedum Wall Hanging
Video by Michaela Parker
If you’re looking for an easy garden project this summer, look no further! Sedums, commonly referred to as succulents, are popular because they are relatively easy to care for. With so many colors, shapes, sizes and textures to choose from, what’s not to love? Take your sedum collection to the next level by building a living sedum art hanging.
For this project, you’ll need a wooden picture frame, a plastic tray that fits the frame size, potting soil and sphagnum moss, wire, screws, a drill, and several colorful succulent plants. You can also spray paint the plastic tray to match the frame. Get as creative with this project as you’d like!
How to create your own living sedum art hanging:
- Drill several small holes on the bottom of the plastic tray, so that when you water plants, excess water will drain out.
- Attach floral wire in a grid on the back of the picture frame with screws. By creating a grid pattern, this helps your sedums stay in place.
- Carefully attach the plastic tray to the back of the picture frame with screws.
- Stretch hanging wire across the back of the tray and secure it tightly to the picture frame.
- It’s time to get planting! Add potting soil to the tray and arrange sedums in a pattern you like. When you’re buying succulents, be sure to buy a variety of colors, shapes and sizes! Once you have your plants in place, cover the exposed soil areas with sphagnum moss.
- Hang your new living art piece outside on a wall that receives filtered light or at least half-day sun.
A good rule of thumb when caring for sedums is to give them plenty of light and don’t overwater. Water them well and then let the soil dry out before you water them again.
Be sure to bring your wall hanging inside before the temperatures dip below 45 degrees.
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