Last week we created a gorgeous piece of wall art for the studio wall outside in my yard. Using three wooden boxes, a couple foam blocks and a collection of our new felt succulents, we made a piece that is totally on-trend yet has a super-cute crafty twist. You can see how to make the completed project here. Today I am sharing the tutorials for making the first three of the six felt succulents.
We used a selection of gorgeous wool felts in a variety of greens, teals and grays which compliment one another beautifully. Don’t be afraid to explore online and in craft stores for great felts that go well together – the quality of the material you use really goes towards achieving a great finished product so take the time to chose gorgeous felts. To make these felt succulents you will also need fabric scissors to cut the pattern and a hot glue gun to put the pieces together. Below you can find the template PDF which you will need to download and print before following the step-by-step tutorials. There are 6 felt succulents in total, the first three are below, the second three I will share tomorrow so make sure you make a note to come back! If you have a go at making my felt succulent vertical garden I’d love to see your work. You can share your creativity with us by sending the photos on our Facebook page – I can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to. Enjoy! ~ Lia
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These are lovely – any chance you have them as an svg?
The SVG has been added 🙂
Thank you so much!
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LIa, thank you for all your creative inspiration! I’d love to share my felt succulent pictures with you. I wanted ask: what scissors do you use? I’m tired of buying cheap, plastic handled scissors or even mid-priced ones, only for them to dull out after a while. I have huge hands and need ones like the ones in your photos above. -G
We’d love to see! Send photos to firstname.lastname@example.org or post them to our Facebook page. We love our new non-stick scissors that work great on felt and fabric. Another favorite that cost a bit more are Fiskar’s Amplify (8″ or 10″ : http://www.joann.com/fiskars-10in-amplify-mixed-media-shears/12647111.html#q=amplify&start=1)
Where did you purchase the felt and what colors did you pick? Love the finished product! Thanks for sharing!
Hi Rachel, this is an older post and was made with felt purchased from our local fabric store. If I were to recreate this project today, I’d purchase felt from Benzie Design. The closest colors are Aqua, Fern, and Moss 🙂
Lia, now that the Cricut Maker cuts fabric, will you release an svg file for these succulent templates?
Yes, we have a running list of felt and crepe projects we will convert to SVG files for the Maker. I’ll add the succulents to the list!
Have you had success making a DIY succulent felt flower out of other fabrics, such as moire?
Hi Jill, we haven’t tried anything else yet but would love to give it a try!
How does one sign up for membership? I want to make the felt succulents. no cricut here have to do it ole fashioned way cut felt with sissors Thank you Doris need pattern
Hi Doris! We actually cut our felt by hand as well, so you’re not alone 🙂 Go here to start your membership: https://liagriffith.com/membership/
Thanks for another adorable project! I can’t wait to make these succulents but I was oh so hoping for a svg file to cut everything out with my Cricut! Any chance you have one to share?
If you can give us a tutorial on how to cut felt on the Cricut we will make a svg file:-) We have not had any luck cutting felt on ours.
Have you tried this one? http://sisterssuitcaseblog.com/2015/04/how-to-cut-felt-with-the-cricut-explore.html
I have found that the strong grip cutting mat and using a stabilizer is key. The only downside is that the stabilizer leaves one side of the felt flat and shiny.
That is a great tip. I think for something like these succulents, the stabilizer would show, but for other projects it could be just the ticket.