If you are new to paper flower making, then crafting a succulent is the perfect place to start. We have many variations of a succulent plant on our site showing you not only how to make them in different types of paper and even felt, but also how to style these small plants. Today we’re giving you four new succulent patterns as well as an idea for how to arrange your own paper succulent mini garden.
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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- Lia Griffith Frosted Craft Paper — Berry Pack: color 1, Stone Fruit Pack: color 4, and Succulent Pack: colors 1 & 2 (for 8 succulents, you will need 1 sheet of each)
- Grape Vine Wreath
- 26-Gauge Floral Bind Wire
- Dried Moss
- PanPastel — Hansa Yellow Extra Dark, Pearlescent Violet, Chromium Oxide Green Extra Dark, and Paynes Grey Tint (optional)
- Copic Marker — Y38 Honey (optional)
How to Make a Frosted Paper Succulent Mini Garden
- Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the succulent template or SVG file below.
- Cut your succulent pieces as noted on the pattern, using scissors or a cutting machine.
- Succulent 1: Use PanPastel to tone paper (both sides), then use your marker to add color to all the tips.
- Use your curling tool to shape all edges of each petal, forming a dome.
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