Succulents with Staying Power
Add a little green to your home decor with succulents. For frequent travelers or those with more of a brown thumb than a green one, there is an easy alternative. Our simple DIY tutorial helps you create your own adorable felt succulents that will span all seasons. Experiment with felt colors, petal shapes, and planter sizes—they look great on coffee tables, shelves, and nightstands. No water or sunlight needed!
- Hot-glue gun and glue sticks
- Terra-cotta planter
- Cut a felt square into three strips: 1/2", 3/4", and 1". Put aside leftover felt strip for later.
- Hold the felt horizontally and cut seven petals from each strip. They can be oval-shape or pointed.
- Using about half of the leftover felt strip, cut a small scalloped strip with three petals.
- Add glue across the bottom of the scalloped strip and roll the strip together tightly.
- Arrange the six largest petals in a circle and glue them together where they meet in the center, leaving a small opening at the center.
- Repeat step five with medium and small petals, adding layers to the original petal circle. The opening at the center should gradually get smaller.
- Fit scalloped roll through the hole remaining at the center of the felt succulent.
- Fill planter with rocks and top with succulents.
Succulents come in all different colors, shapes, and sizes, so experiment with a design that suits your style. Browse images before you get to work, and make your planters as colorful and unique as you like.