i've been crushing over these living art wall hangings and just had to make my own....and i thought i would share. so here is what you will need. to start you need a shadow boxed picture frame. i found this one a while ago thrifting and it worked perfect for the project. you are also going to need quite a few succulent clippings, enough to almost fill your frame. you need potting soil, hardware cloth, wire cutters, a staple gun, and a pencil.
a few days before you are ready to start your wall garden,
clip you succulents and strip the bases to allow them to callus.
measure and cut your hardware wire to fit on the inside of the picture frame.
if you have a file, file down the sharp edges of the hardware wire.
(note: for your own safety your should curl back the edges of the
extra hardware cloth....that stuff is deadly!)
you need to best water proof the inside of your shadow box.
i tried using modge podge, but next time i may try to line it with plastic.
staple the hardware cloth the inside of the frame.
attach the shadow box.
fill the frame with potting soil.
begin to plant your succulents using the pencil to poke holes in the soil.
continue planting the succulents giving them ample space to grow and fill in.
once they are all planted, keeping the frame laying flat for about a week
to allow the clippings to begin to take root.
after it's rooted you are ready to hang it.
take down and water once a week,
or if you are keeping it in a humid place you can water less.