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Picture of DIY felt succulents
These felt succulents are a bit of an experiment. I kept seeing them on pinterest and wanted to give it a try! I think these would also make awesome flowers in other colors, too.

I made up templates for the succulents so you can make your own, and I've included some tips and tricks for assembling them too. :)
 
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Step 1: What you'll need:

Picture of what you'll need:
  • craft felt
  • markers
  • scissors
  • glue gun + sticks
  • succulent template (get the pdf below!)
I found the quickest and easiest way to do it was with a hot glue gun. I'm sure you could also sew them or try fabric glue, though!

I also think these could benefit from using thicker felt or using white glue to shape the craft felt. :D

Step 2: Trace and cut out the leaves

Picture of trace and cut out the leaves
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For the fatter leaves, you'll want to do 6-8 leaves or so for the lowest layer. For skinnier ones, 10-12 is best. :)

I traced several of each leaf size on the felt and then cut them out all at once. You'll want the most leaves on the bottom and less on top. I decreased the number of leaves per layer by two or so.

You'll also want to cut a small (2 inch or so) circle to glue the bottom layer to.

For the lighter succulent, I just glued each layer of leaves to the previous one. For the darker one, I cut out small felt circles to place between each layer to help build some height. (Thanks to Penolopy Bulnick for the idea!)

Step 3: Gluing + assembling

Picture of gluing + assembling
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This part is really all personal preference. You can lay the leaves down flat or pinch the base as you glue it to round them a bit.

I planned mine out quickly by laying them down before gluing, but you can wing it however you like. :D
Aww these are adorable
Cindy0210 months ago
:3
mikeasaurus11 months ago
This is a fun no-maintenance option, for those among us that aren't great with plants.
Succulents are my fave. This is Jorge, he's almost 2.
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These are so cute. I want to make some. I think this project also offers one solution to making fabric flowers, which I'd been looking for. Just use a different color, then glue something on for the center. . . Maybe those little yellow poof-balls from the craft store?
Partybot11 months ago
That is such a great idea. Simple, cheap, minimalist style. Thanks for sharing.