Step 3 Measure inside area of your picture frame, which now has the timber frame secured to back. Use wire cutters to cut mesh a few centimetres larger all around than the hole. From back, position mesh inside opening and secure with staples onto rear of picture frame.
Step 4 Cut plywood to fit back of timber frame to create box and seal using clear exterior varnish. Once dry, nail in place and drill 6 small drainage holes into plywood. Attach 2 eye bolts an equal distance apart to back of picture frame, then secure a length of picture wire between.
Step 5 Turn constructed frame face up and wipe down surface with a cloth. Apply 2 coats of exterior paint, allowing to dry between coats. Once dry, fill box with succulent potting mix, working it through mesh with your fingers and pack it firmly until filled to top of mesh.
Step 6 Push pencil through 1 square of wire mesh into soil to make a planting hole. Position stem of succulent into the hole and continue planting this way until entire frame is full. Place larger plants in first, followed by smaller ones.
Step 7 Water succulents in with a gentle spray, then leave horizontal for 6-12 weeks to allow roots to form before hanging.