Last Friday when I was in San Francisco, I visited my favorite garden store, Flora Grubb. They are known for their lush and abundant succulents and offer you every which way to create and grow your own succulent gardens that either hang on the wall or in beautiful containers around your living space.
After going here, I was inspired to make the paper succulents that have been brewing in my creative brain for a while. So I decided to start with a simple paper succulent wreath. This is my new front door wreath, perfect for late summer and fall.
I made my paper succulent wreath with polka dot cardstock and felted cardstock in different colors that I picked up at Michaels. I designed four different succulent plants and mixing and matching the papers with the patterns made something that is just lovely out of paper and a green foam wreath. So simple!
Check out my four succulent tutorials here as well as alternative ways to use these pretty succulents in small pots, wooden containers, or glass bowls. You have so many options when it comes to succulents! What will you do with yours?
Cheers! ~ Lia
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Hi, do you have a video step by step of how to paste it?
There are step-by-step tutorials here! https://liagriffith.com/four-paper-succulent-tutorials/
I finally finished my wreath. It was so much fun.
How do I send you a picture of it?
Yay! You can send a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org or post it on our Facebook page 🙂
Your wreath is gorgeous. I want to teach my senior ladies how to make these. I have made several myself, but I do have problems with the center. Could you give some suggestions on how to make the centers? thanks
How nice! What kind of trouble do you have with the centers? One thing you may want to try if you haven’t already is to use text weight paper instead of cardstock as done in this original project (text weight is used here: https://liagriffith.com/diy-paper-succulents/, and here: https://liagriffith.com/jumbo-paper-succulents/). It’s easier to manipulate and move text weight paper!
Could you estimate how much it cost to make this wreath? I’d love to try it, but I’m on a bit of a budget. I’m also wondering if I could use craft paper rather than cardstock, since I think it might be cheaper
You can really use anything for this wreath! Our paper was from Micheal’s and is a mix or cardstock and text weight paper, so if you go that route I would say it would cost about $25-$30.
Not sure. Micheal’s paper collection isn’t always consistent. You may have to just pick out whatever looks nice to you. I did use all cardstock.
Can you please tell me what type of cardstock you are using to make this?
I found it at Michaels.
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Exciting work you’ve done! I’d like your diy wreath to be featured on my blog. Could you be so kind as to let me introduce you to Greek bloggers?
I absolutely love this! Our company designs succulent wreaths and sells them on Etsy but this is such a great alternative!!
Oh my, what a beautiful and fun wreath to make 🙂 I can’t wait to try it out. Thank you so much for sharing! 🙂
One of my favorites!
AWESOME creation as usual! We are going to SFO in Oct. what are you fav things to do while there?
The art museums! Last trip I went to Legion of Honor where they had the Impressionists. Not sure how long it is there. I have my set of shops I like to visit for inspiration (Castles in the Air in Berkley, Flax Art Supply, Flora Grubb of course). This trip I went to one of the Miette bakery/candy shops. Delightful!
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Hi. My name is Jennifer. This wreath caught my eye while I was on Pinterest. First time at your site. How do I access directions or a tutorial for this? Is there a link someone can share? Thanks for your guidance.
Hi Jennifer. As I mentioned in the post, the tute and pattern is to follow, and now they are live! Enjoy!
I absolutely love this and can’t wait to see how each succulent is made. You are brilliant, Lia.
Thanks Lynda! They are up now.
I hardly can wait for the tutorial……thanks Lia!!!
Yay! It is live!!
wooow this is lovely and beautiful , well done girl!!!
thank you for the sharing, you’re a great inspirator and talented girl;-D
Aww, thanks Jet!
I love it! U are great! Laura from New Zealand!
Lia que puedo decir precioso,PUEDE DECIRME LAS REFERENCIAS DE LOS PAPERS Y FIELTRO?
vIVO en Barcelona a lo mejor no lo encuentro igual pero tengo una amiga en California que puede comprarmelo.
Si algun día vienes a Barcelona ,estas invitada a mi casa seré tu guia turística . besos
It is a card stock with a felt looking surface. You really can use any card stock you like. Any will work. 🙂
Can’t wait until tomorrow’s post! 🙂
Yay! Me too!!
So very pretty!
I can hardly wait to make this beautiful wreath. Lia your designs are so lovely.
Thanks Nancy! I love making them. 😉
This wreath is absolutely exquisite! Is there anything your can’t make out of paper?
Thanks Jane! I am not sure yet. I keep on surprising even myself. Haha.
oh I’m very much looking forward to these, lia! was going to try making some templates myself for succulents, but now you’ve done that for me, thanks! 🙂
your wreath looks lovely!
Oh my, I look forward every day to your posts. You create the most beautiful, unique pieces of art . It will be fascinating to see your tutorials for these pretty things. Everything you make is such gorgeous eye candy I am afraid to try to replicate your art. One day I hope to try one of your projects.
Thanks Beth! Do try. I am sure you will surprise yourself. 😉
bellissimo ! beatiful ! grazie! thank you!
Live it, Lia. Can’t wait for the instructions. 🙂 x
They are up now! 😉
The felted card stock is amazing! I can’t wait for these tutorials!
It does look quite pretty. I like the dots too. It adds a playfulness. 🙂
This is absolutely gorgeous, and so original. I can’t wait until you start the tutorial. I will do my best to follow along with you.
Make sure and ask questions if I am not clear. I do my best to make it as easy as it should be, and yet look fabulous. 😉
ahhhhh!!!! I can’t wait til tomorrow! I feel like a kid waiting for Santa!
Gorgeous! Beautiful! Can’t wait!
Haha. Love!! I will play Santa. 😉
Its Beautiful !!
What kind paper you using ?
Card stock in different textures. Anything will work really.
That is beautiful!!!!!
Stunning! Can’t wait to see how to make it!
Super excited to make this!!! I’m still cutting flowers for the chandelier 😉 will there be electronic cut files for this one? It is beautiful <3
There are ways to convert any image for a cut file for most machines. Google your machine and see what is out there in tutorials.
Gorgeous! I’m not fond of succulents, but this I love!
Happy to hear. 😉
Thanks! great post as always …
Happy you like it. 😉
Beautiful! Looking forward to your posting tomorrow. Thanks.
I had better get on it then. 😉
Unique and just lovely. You are truly amazing!
Thanks Sue! I am so gushing over succulents right now I just can’t stand it. Haha.
Lia, I swear you are psychic! I cannot wait for your next post. I was wondering though, if it is at all possible if you could also include an .svg file format for my Portrait to cut? It would be awesome because I was hoping to “succulent” up the home :-p
Again, you’re awesome Lia!
So happy you like them. More arrangement coming too. I will see what I can do about the SVG.
I Can’t wait!
They are fun and easy!
absolutely gorgeous!! can’t wait for the tutorials!!
Thank you!! This is the best we have been pulling wedding decorations together and this is perfect – PERFECT!. Mint and Coral. I’m going to be waiting on pins and needles (I mean scissors and paper) for your next posts! You are the BEST! Thank you!
These will be so perfect for wedding decor! Mint and coral integrated into the color would be just gorgeous. Check back tomorrow for the first set of tutes and templates. 🙂