A couple of days ago, we posted the tutorial for our spider web lanterns and shared a sneak peek of today’s DIY craft. Black succulents are a real thing. And we think they would be so gorgeous on their own —or mixed in with your other Halloween decor. So obviously we had to try crafting them out of paper! Our designer Meagan created these black paper succulents, and today we are sharing the DIY template and tutorial with you so you can craft them on your own.

You can pot them like we did in a mini black container. Or you can make a fun centerpiece for your table. Another idea is to just scatter them across your mantel, or use them to decorate your Halloween party table.

Spooktacular Succulents

These black paper succulents are the right combination of cute and creepy — kind of like our papercut moth headband. We want to create an eerie vibe for Halloween, of course, but we want it to look beautiful too! Holidays are always a good opportunity for bringing some more beauty and magic into your day-to-day life, and that includes Halloween!

When you are ready to craft these black paper succulents, just gather the tools and materials listed below. If you are using a cutting machine, you’ll want to download our SVG file. Or you can cut these succulents by hand with our PDF template.

Once you have everything ready to go, follow our written instructions or use our photo tutorial as a guide. If you have any questions about this project, just comment below and we’ll help you out!

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How to Make Black Paper Succulents

  1. Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the succulent pattern below.
  2. Cut paper according to template notes, using scissors or a cutting machine.
  3. Curl each leaf with your paper curling tool (see photo tutorial for visual).
  4. Using pliers, bend the tip of three 18-gauge wires to create a loop.

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photo tutorial for black paper succulents by Lia Griffith


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Love getting crafty for Halloween? Browse all of our Halloween crafts. Also, if you love succulents, you can find more succulent projects here.

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