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Felt Succulents

  

 

A succulent is a perfect houseplant which requires minimum care and looks beautiful throughout the year! It makes a great coffee table addition, housewarming gift or as office desk decor. Inspite of all it’s qualities, I knew that a succulent may not be able to survive in my home since I’ve somehow or the other managed to kill all my previous houseplants. (even cactus!)

I’ve been making felt flowers for a couple of years now and decided to make my own succulents .Felt is my favorite medium to use. It doesn’t fray and comes in all colors.You can complete this project in an afternoon and once you’re done, just place your succulents in a shallow container or small planter with some moss and pebbles and you’re good to go, no green thumb required !

You will need:

Felt in various shades of green and brown

small scissors

pebbles /moss

glue gun
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Cut three different sizes for the petals.  You will need five petals from the large and medium size and four from the small . Cut a slit in the bottom of each petal . Put a dab of glue and overlap the slit. This gives depth and dimension to each succulent or in other words a 3D effect (see below)imageimage

Start with the largest size petals. Overlap the petals slightly and glue them in place. Repeat until the first layer is complete. Keep adding layers by repeating this step.

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For the center, roll the remaining smallest size petal into a bud  and stick it in the center of the flower. img_0209image

You can just make a single succulent and display it in your favorite mug or cup and give it to your friend or co-worker . Or you can make several in different colors and sizes and make a miniature succulent garden.

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