We heart succulents

For this paper succulent mini garden, we decided to make a complete set of new patterns to introduce new shapes. I do think that it is one of the simplest sets to make! Yet they also have a realistic quality with the shaping of the lighter weight frosted paper from our new packs.

Once you have cut all of the pieces on your cutting machine or with scissors, you can make the plants come to life even more by adding a bit of color with pastels and markers. This is where you can add your own creative touch and experiment with other ways to color the papers. Remember to test on a scrap paper before you add any color to the cut pieces.

Curling each of the succulent pieces will give your little plants the extra 3D look. It is important to curl around each piece carefully to give depth. Once you have curled and assembled each plant, you can arrange them as I have shown in this tutorial. Or you can glue them onto a wreath, arrange them in a low container, or set one on top of a small container. There are so many styling options when it comes to succulents, and that’s one of the things we love about them!

Skill level: Beginner

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How to Make a Frosted Paper Succulent Mini Garden

  1. Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the succulent template or SVG file below.
  2. Cut your succulent pieces as noted on the pattern, using scissors or a cutting machine.
  3. Succulent 1: Use PanPastel to tone paper (both sides), then use your marker to add color to all the tips.
  4. Use your curling tool to shape all edges of each petal, forming a dome.

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Photo tutorial for frosted paper succulent mini garden by Lia Griffith

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For a similar idea, check out our paper succulent heart wall art. Or explore all of our succulent tutorials. We also have many paper plants for you to peruse!