Finally, Plants You Can't Kill - How to Make Felt Succulents
Want to know the secret to having a green thumb? Making DIY felt succulents that will never wilt or wither.
With a few strategic shapes and folds, you can have a planter or wreath full of adorable faux plants in just one afternoon. Each succulent is made with various types of felt including stiffened, circles, inked edges and trimmed with pinking shears. From there, the basic folding pattern to create a succulent is the same.
Check out this episode of DIY This With Jennifer Perkins for more details.
Follow this folding pattern for most of the felt succulents. Use hot glue to secure all your folds. Start with folding the felt not quite in half. Next, pinch the bottom to make a petal shape and then glue in place. Keep repeating and attaching petals until your succulent is formed.
Different shapes of felt will produce different styles of succulents. Try using ready-made flower felt shapes.
Succulents are like snowflakes and each one is different. The flower shaped felt provides a different look.
Some succulents look a great deal like flowers.
To achieve this look, use circle shapes instead of ovals.
Spiky succulents are a nice contrast to the smooth edges of the circles and ovals.
Use stiff craft felt and pinking shears to achieve this look. Instead of the first fold being in half, skip ahead to the second fold by pinching the flat end of the triangles together.
Red-tipped succulents such as flapjacks and fire sticks are always a nice addition to a grouping of felt succulents.
Achieve this look by lightly inking the edges of the felt before folding and gluing.
Once you have made several succulents fill a basket, adorn a wreath or make them wearable.
Next, try making cardboard cactus with this episode of DIY This With Jennifer Perkins.