I cannot get enough of the look of succulents. I have them all over my home and garden. And now I have them in paper and felt! Today we are sharing our latest DIY project using foam blocks from Floracraft® Make It:Fun®. Last month I spent time getting my backyard ready for summer and have been wanting to create a piece of wall art for one of the studio walls out there. Below I will share how I made a felt succulent vertical garden for that space and how you can make one too!
This felt succulent vertical garden combines two previous projects, both of which I added the patterns and photo tutorials for at the end of this post. If you’d like, you scour our succulent selection to see if there are other kinds of decor you’d like to make. For example, since this project came out, we have designed a frosted paper succulent mini garden and a succulent wreath.
Ready to make your felt succulent vertical garden? Just follow my instructions in the “how-to” below. And be sure to share your version with us!
Skill level: Beginner
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- Craft Scissors
- Detail Scissors
- Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo 4 (optional)
- Flora Craft Styro Cutter
- Hot Glue — High-Temp or Low-Temp
- Wool Blend Felt — choose your favorite colors!
- Flora Craft Foam Blocks
- Floral Wire – 18-Gauge Paper Covered Green
How to Make a Felt Succulent Vertical Garden
Download our succulent patterns and their photo tutorials below. You can cut these by hand with our PDF template, or use your Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo 4 with our SVG file.
Next, choose a wooden container that is right for your space. I chose long, thin, rectangular boxes to suit the space I had marked out on my yard wall. You might want to stain or paint your containers first. If so, do this well before you want to put your vertical garden together so they are dry and ready to go.
Measure the inside of your boxes and cut the foam blocks to fit. Use the Flora Craft Styro Cutter to cut the foam blocks. Secure the foam into the box with a little glue, then begin adding moss to the top of the foam until it is fully covered.
To secure the moss, add a few bent floral wires made into a pin (I recommend cutting them down to 4 inches). Use the U-shaped pins to secure your succulents into the foam. Play around with placing different sizes and colors of succulents in different places. My tip would be to avoid placing the succulents in lines. Create a more organic look by working in triangles. Starting somewhere near the middle and working your way out is a good method if you are unsure.
Continue until all the felt succulents are secured in place. The nice things about using the DIY pins is that they are re-position-able. If you are planning to hang your felt succulent vertical garden outside, make sure it is on a wall covered by a porch roof or similar. Wool felt does not like the rain! You can hang it indoors or use it as a centerpiece on an outdoor table or windowsill.
Are you having trouble? Feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help you out.