Intro: Duct Tape Succulents and Faux Pinch Pots
If you have a black thumb like I do, these colorful duct succulents are the perfect plant for you! Make them in any color to match your decor. Create the pinch pots with recycled plastic bottles!
Step 1: Watch the Short Video Tutorial Here!
Step 2: You'll Need
Duct tape in various colors
Decorative paper (scrap book paper works)
Heavy plastic bottles
Colorful fish tank rocks
Step 3: Make the Leaves
Place strips of duct tape side by side on the back of some decorative paper
Cut the tape covered paper in strips and then in 1" to 1 1/2" pieces
Cut the pieces into 10 small, 10 medium and 10 large leaves
Bend two of the smaller leaves and glue them together
*This is the center of your succulent
Step 4: End With the Larger Leaves
Continue working out from the center ending with the largest leaves
Step 5: Make the Pots!
Tape 6" pieces of wire on the back of decorative paper (or scrapbook paper)
*Leave about 2" - 3" hanging off of the edge
Cut into long, slim leaves leaving the wire as the stem
Slightly warp the bottom half of a heavy plastic bottle over a flame
*If you're working inside, make sure a window is open!
Paint them with several coats of Americana Decor Chalky Finish in Lace
Step 6: Finish Up!
If you want, fill the pots with a piece of styrofoam
Add the long slim leaves
Fill with colorful fish tank rocks
Add the duct tape succulents and you're done!