Succulent Holiday Garland
To make this holiday garland, you'll start by making the base. To do that , attach a bunch of Portulacaria afra branches together using wire. You could also use any leafy jade variety to create the same effect.
Next, cut short pieces of wire, overlap the end of a couple branches, and wrap the wire around both branches. Loosely wrap the wire around two branches. Continue to do this until you have a strand the desired length. Continue attaching together cuttings until you have a long strand.
After the base is ready, attach a few more individual branches of the Portulacaria afra in different varieties to the base.
To attach the base to the mantle, use 3M Command Hooks and wire. Put the Command Hooks horizontally on top of the mantle (rather than vertical like you would on a wall). Then wrap a piece of wire around the garland base and then to the hook.
Once you have the base in place, start adding other succulents to the garland. Use wire to attach the other cuttings to the garland base. To finish off the garland, pick out two somewhat large succulent cuttings and used them to cover the Command Hooks on the sides.