Succulents and air plants make such great home décor, don’t you think? In addition to livening up your space, they add unique texture and color. In my video tutorial today, I’m showing you how to make a few different paper succulents and air plants. If you love succulents, make sure to check out these projects as well. We’ve got DIY mini terrariums with succulents, crepe paper succulents, and more!
Succulents are beautiful, versatile plants. And they come in so many different shapes and colors! Below you’ll find all of the cardstock colors I used for my paper succulents and air plants, but you can always use whatever colors you like best.
Along with using other colors, you can also use different types of paper. I used cardstock paper for my succulents, but you can also use text weight paper or frosted paper.
When you watch my video tutorial below, you’ll see how I curl my paper patterns to create the seven succulents you see here. You’ll also see how I give one paper air plant two different looks just by how I curl the paper. In addition to showing you how I curl the leaves, you’ll learn how to glue and layer all the different pieces together.
I also like to add color to give my paper succulents a more interesting and realistic look. In the video, you’ll see how I use a few different PanPastel pigments to add some color variation to my succulents. Some of the color combinations might surprise you!
If you want to attach your paper succulents and air plants to something, like a wreath, I go over how to do that in the video, too. There are so many ways to use these plants! In part two of this video (coming soon!), I’ll show you how to arrange them.
Once you’ve crafted your paper succulents and air plants, I’d love to see how you decorate your home with them. When you post them on your social pages, just use the hashtag #MadeWithLia so we can spot them. Happy crafting!
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- Craft Scissors
- Detail Scissors
- Paper Curler
- Needle-Nose Pliers/Wire Cutters
- Low-Temp Hot Glue Gun
- Art Sponges & Brush
- 18-Gauge Stem Wire
- Cricut Cardstock Paper in Rose, Spring Green, and Leaf Green
- Cricut Pearl Paper in Kiwi Pearl
- My Mind’s Eye Cardstock Paper in Spanish Moss
- Bazzill Cardstock Paper in Avocado and Rain Forest
- PanPastel — Blick Painting Pastels in Red Iron Oxide Tint, Pearlescent Red, Pearlescent Green, Hansa Yellow Shade, and Hansa Yellow Extra Dark
How to Make Paper Succulents and Air Plants
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