A DIFFERENT SORT OF FLORAL CROWN...

#5ftinf #diy #fascinators #succulents

Succulent Fascinators

During the Summer I went to a wedding...I had a new dress but not a new hat, so I decided to make my own. I'm a bit obsessed with propagating succulents...they root SO easily, it's become addictive! I knew if I made a head piece with one, it wouldn't be wasted and I'd be able to plant it again when I got home...

I bought a selection of new baby succulents this week...

( spot the home grown one...)

but these sprouted from one leaf in early August...

...and currently look like this!

the originators...

air rooting...

air sprouting and rooting...

sprouting...

and what eventually happens to the life-giving leaf...

sedums are succulent-like too and basically do the same thing...

even if you think they're past it, look carefully at the stems...

ready to root in water ( after being worn in my head )...

The #DIY bit...

So, for a fascinator you're going to wear all day or evening, it's best to choose plants which will last ages without drooping, which means succulents, sedums, lavender, pinks and wax flowers are a good choice. I took pictures of the fascinators I made for the July wedding ( I wore the top one on the next page ), and today I re-dressed them with new plants...

I didn't wear this one in the end...

...and it's currently doing well in a pot!

...with some babies from the one I actually wore

So, the ingredients...

the positioning...

the cleaning...

the binding with wire...

the snipping and tidying...

the second re-dressing...

and the wearing...

then, of course,the re-potting!

these are really quick to make...fiddly, but definitely quick and effective!

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  • mamalizzy

    Pretty!

  • lifeoutofbounds

    Wonderful! πŸ’œπŸŒŸπŸ‘πŸΌ

  • gretazefo

    I adore succulents and am completely fascinated. You looked lovely! Great photography!

  • 5ftinf

    @mamalizzy πŸ™πŸ˜˜

  • 5ftinf

    @lifeoutofbounds thank you! πŸ’œπŸŒ΅πŸŒΈ

  • 5ftinf

    @gretazefo thank you so much!! Succulents are magical!! πŸ’ž

  • kiste72

    So beautifulπŸŒ±πŸŒΏπŸ€πŸŒ΅πŸƒ

  • 5ftinf

    @kiste72 thank you!! πŸ’šπŸŒΏβœ¨

  • olle_e

    wow you're a bit crazy and I absolutely love it hahaha!! will you ever do a "how to" on repotting succulents? I'd need that badly

  • 5ftinf

    @olle_e he hee; succulents in your hair crazy?? Crazy not to wear them I think!...and re potting is too easy: just stick them in a pot and they do the work! 😁✨

  • 5ftinf

    @foodwinesocial πŸ™βœ¨

  • olle_e

    hahaha ok then! fair enough. but what about the soil? i can't use normal soil can i?

  • mysuburbanfarm

    I'm a succulent addict! This is fabulous! X🌿

  • Abee_98

    😍😍😍

  • Kardemomme

    Love this! πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

  • sarahketelaars

    Most wonderful!

  • fwhelan2014

    Wonderful! Now I must try to grow some.

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