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DIY Fake Succulent Wall Decor

Do you love succulents for decor, but don’t want to have to maintain them? Check out this gorgeous DIY fake succulent wall decor that is so easy to make!

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Did you guys see our big bathroom reveal last week?? If so, you probably noticed that GORGEOUS super cool focal point on the wall.

Learn how to make this zero maintenance fake succulent wall decor! A simple framed wall of faux succulents, moss, and greenery hangs on a white wall.

Yes, for sure, I’m proud of our bathroom that we renovated in just six weeks.

But I’m so equally proud of making this simple, yet impactful succulent wall decor. It adds life to the room without adding any maintenance because, believe it or not, these are all fake succulents.

I honestly don’t think I’ve made something this cool in a long time. I can’t believe just how easy it was to make (and hang).

Here’s a quick behind-the-scenes video of making this fake succulent wall decor:

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Supplies for DIY fake succulent wall decor:

High & Mighty 20 lb wall hangerbuy it here or see the full line

Shadowbox frame – mine is 12″ x 16″ with a 1.5″ working depth

Floral foam – the same thickness (or slightly smaller) as the working depth of your frame

Keyhole saw

Fake succulents

Preserved moss

Hot glue

Hot glue gun

Picture hanging wire

Step-by-Step: How to Make Framed Fake Succulent Wall Art

Step 1: Prep your shadowbox frame.

For this succulent wall decor, you’ll need to take the back off of the shadowbox frame and remove the glass entirely.

Step 2: Cut floral foam.

Now you want to cut the floral foam down to size so it fits perfectly into the shadowbox. I just used a little keyhole saw to do this, but it did make a huge mess so you may want to do it over the trashcan.

Filling a black framed shawow box with floral foam, preserved moss, and faux succulents to create fun and creative fake succulent wall art

Step 3: Start with the moss.

I started by laying out the moss over the floral foam. This was really because I wanted to make sure I liked all the colors together and I wanted to make sure I had enough.

Step 4: Roughly plan.

Next, you want to roughly plan out where the bigger fake succulents will go.

the process of creating fake succulent wall decor - placing faux succulents, moss and greenery into floral foam in a black-framed shadow box.

Step 5: Work in small sections.

Now you can start attaching your moss and succulents! All you really do is grab your hot glue gun and start gluing. The moss should easily attach to the floral foam with hot glue. For the succulents, just cover the stem with hot glue and stick it straight into the floral foam. I found it easiest to work in small sections and continue filling into all the blank spaces with more moss.

Step 6: Put it all together.

It’s really pretty simple. Just push the floral foam into the shadowbox and reattach the back panel. Depending on the depth of your shadowbox and foam, it may be a tight squeeze to fit the back panel on, I had to push pretty hard to get it back into place.

A package of High and Mighty wall hangers - the perfect tool to expertly hang your DIY fake succulent wall decor

Step 7: Hang it up.

Now, this is where my friends from High & Mighty come in. I was wrapping this succulent wall decor up when we were getting ready to finish the bathroom. I don’t have to tell you that our tools were spread out all the way from the garage to the bathroom.

The state of our house was completely embarrassing. There’s just no way I could have found a nail and hammer in the mess.

Luckily you don’t need ANY TOOLS to use the High & Mighty wall hangers. We just added a little picture hanging wire to the back of the frame.

Attaching picture wire to the black of a black shadow box, which will allow you to securely hang your fake succulent wall decor

Then you seriously just push the wall hanger into the wall with your thumb and voila! Their tagline is “place. push. hang.” and it’s perfect because it’s so true. It was so quick and easy.

Pushing the High & Mighty wall hanger against the wall - the easiest way to hang our fake succulent wall decor!
A close up look at the High & Mighty wall hanger attached to a plain white wall, which will be used to securely hang our DIY succulent wall art.
Hanging our completed DIY fake succulent wall decor on the wall.

Our fake succulent wall decor was pretty light so we only needed the 20 lb hanger, but they also make hangers for heavier items too! And they have hooks and floating shelves that I seriously can’t WAIT to try out!

A closer look at some of the faux dew-drop succulents used in our fake succulent wall decor.

You can find High & Mighty products at your local hardware stores (Home Depot, Lowe’s, True Value), at major retailers (like Walmart, Michaels, and Target), or on Amazon!

A closer look at some of the fake succulents and moss used in our DIY fake succulent wall decor.

This is seriously one of those DIY projects that you make, hang up and sit back and say…”dang, I made that”.

The completed black-framed shadowbox succulent wall decor, filled with faux succulents and moss.
Our completed DIY fake succulent wall decor hangs on the wall next to a black framed art print that reads
A package of High & Mighty tool-free wall hangers held up in front of our DIY fake succulent wall decor, hanging securely on the wall thanks to the easy to use picture hangers.

Where would you hang a succulent wall decor like this in your home?

Let me know in the comments below!!

A photo of Chelsea hanging the succulent wall decor on the wall, with text overlay that reads
How To Make Fake Succulent Wall Decor

How To Make Fake Succulent Wall Decor

Yield: 1
Active Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $75

Love the look of succulents as decor, but hate the upkeep? This zero-maintenance fake succulent wall art is the perfect solution! Here's how to make this hanging succulent garden in just a few simple steps.



  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Keyhole saw


  1. Prep your shadowbox frame
  2. Cut floral foam to fit inside frame
  3. Start with the moss and attach with hot glue
  4. Roughly plan locations of fake succulents
  5. Work in small sections
  6. Put it all together with attaching with hot glue
  7. Hang it up with High & Mighty Wall hangers (no tools required!)

6 thoughts on “DIY Fake Succulent Wall Decor

  1. Hi! Did you use the “extra” rectangle that comes with a shadow box? I took out the glass and that rectangle, and was trying to understand if you ever use it?

  2. You never mentioned how you make the floral foam stay in the shadow box. Do you hot glue that to the back of the frame? Thanks!

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