A few weeks ago, I posted a photo on my Instagram. It was a terracotta pot of handmade felt succulents that I had made for my mom.
I got so many messages and comments on the photo and the actual little plant that I figured it could be the focus of this weeks Tutorial Tuesday.
It’s a really easy and cute little thing to make, and it’s great for gifts or just to add a pop of adorable to your house. It also cost me pennies to make.
I was at the Dollar Tree the other day and saw some mini terracotta pots, and I grabbed a few of them. They are around .33 each, but if you want to make a bigger one Michael’s has a lot of different sizes. Felt runs around .30 a sheet, and you won’t need much.
You’ll need some felt (of various colors), a small pot, glue, and maybe some poly fluff. And scissors, but I kinda feel like that an obvious supply.
It takes a bit of getting used to, but it’s easiest to glue a bit down, inside the pot and work your way around until you get to the end, then put a dot of glue on the last piece and tuck it down.
Next you’re going to want to make your succulents. I use a rolled flower technique, similar to my felt flower tutorial. With succulents you just use tones of greens, and instead of rounded pretty petals, think pointy and cactus like.
I used a dark green, medium and a light mossy green. I cut out round shapes and cut different petals as I worked in a spiral leaving the center with a tiny round end.
Then you roll the succulent up and use that rounded end to glue and secure the bottom so everything stays together.
Next, to make the succulents a little larger, I cut out additional petals to roll around the outside, to give it more shape and bulk. It also make its look more realistic.
Once all your plants are done, take each of them and arrange them on your “dirt” in your pot and glue to secure.
Easy! Right? A new twist on an old style, I think these little succulents are super cute and perfect for your home or office… or for anyone who kills every plant they touch!