Houseplant Home Crafts: How To Make Felt Succulents
Do you dream of owning more houseplants… but always struggle keeping them alive when it comes to it? Felt succulents can be just as gorgeous a way to add a little greenery to your home decor as real ones – plus you need never worry about watering them! The talented Anna Jay is here to show you how easy it is to create a pretty felt succulents display using scraps of green felt in a variety of shades. Download the free template and check out her step-by-step tutorial below, to see how it’s done!
You Will Need:
- Printable template [CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD]
- Coloured felt
- Tailor’s chalk or pen
- A small flower pot
- Polystyrene shape that will fit in your pot
To create a succulent with spiky leaves, apply a bit of hot glue along the slits on the leaves, then overlap the tabs over the slits. Repeat with all of the leaves. For the central piece, apply a bit of glue on the side and roll it up, adding up a bit of glue as you go.
Take the centre piece and apply the three smallest leaves to it. To do it, put some glue on the bottom part of a leaf and attach it under the rolled centre piece. Repeat with two leftover leaves, spreading them out evenly.
Then attach three medium-size leaves, in the same manner, making sure you put them in between small leaves.
Finish the succulent by applying big leaves in the same manner.
For the succulent with long leaves, make sure to pick quite a thick felt. Start by applying some glue at the bottom of the leaves and pinching them together.
Then glue two leaves together, side by side. You need to repeat it with another pair of leaves, leaving one leaf unattached.
Glue the pairs of leaves facing each other, applying the glue at the bottom and leaving a small opening for the fifth leaf. As a final step, attach the fifth leaf, making sure all of the leaves are facing each other.
To create the succulent with round leaves, first, connect the two pieces. To do that, apply some glue on the side leaf and attach the leaf from another piece, lining them up in such a way that the first leaf is completely covered.
Then apply some glue at the side leaf and start rolling the succulent up, adding a bit of glue as you go. Make sure you spread out the leaves evenly, and that they overlap. To achieve this, you may loosen up or tense up the roll as you go.
If your succulents don’t cover the styrofoam completely (so it can’t be seen), then you will need to prepare the ‘soil’ piece. You’ll need to place your styrofoam on the felt and draw the contour of the bottom of it. Cut it out with a small ‘seam allowance’, just a bit further out from the outline; this will make it look nicer in the pot.
Glue the felt to the styrofoam. If you want, you can also add a bit of glue to the bottom of the styrofoam to fix it inside the pot.
Now attach your felt succulents with glue to the “soil” in the desired combination, and your display is ready!
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