Introduction: DIY Succulent and Pot Out of Cardboard

Do you love succulents, but can't seem to take care of them? If so, this is the instructable for you! In this instructable, I will teach you how to make a pot of succulents out of cardboard.

Step 1: Materials

For this project you will need:

- cardboard

- scissors

- pastels

- glue

Step 2: Draw and Cut Out Your Succulent

Draw the layers of your succulents and cut them out. Try to make them all the same shape, but different sizes. Have one big, one small, and one medium layer.

Step 3: Paint and Give Your Leaves Volume

Color your succulent layers with pastels. I used a yellow-green, bright green, hot pink, and purple. Once they are colored, bend the leaves so that they look like natural succulent leaves (light yellow-green in the center, green for most of the leaves, and purple/pink at the tips).

Step 4: Make a Pot for Your Succulents

For the pot for your succulents, use a piece of cardboard and divide it into 3 or 4 sections (depending on whether you want a triangle pot or a square pot). Each section will be a side of your pot. Fold your cardboard along those divisions, and cut off the excess. Glue the edges so that the pot stays together

Step 5: Assemble Your Succulent

Take your leaves and layer them so that the largest leaf layer is on the bottom, the medium leaf layer is in the middle, and the small leaf layer is on top. Glue the layers together at the centers of each leaf layer. Once your succulent is ready, place it on the pot. Congratulations! You now have a beautiful cardboard succulent!

Cardboard Contest 2017

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Cardboard Contest 2017