This is a tutorial for how to make felt succulents with free felt succulent pattern PDF and SVG templates.
If you’re like me, I can’t keep a plant alive, ever. Even super easy succulents which and endure a lot, I seem to manage to neglect enough to the point where they whither way. You would think plants that could survive the desert could survive me but I guess not.
Felt succulent are more my style. Fun to make and no maintenance needed once made.
I thought the felt succulents I made for this project would be similar to the paper succulents set I made a while back but as it turns out, different material behaves in different ways so I had to change some things around.
For one, felt is a much more flexible and textured material. It doesn’t hold its shape as well but it also adds more nuance to the look of the plant.
I actually preferred the non-100% wool for this project because it is more flexible and provided a more forgiving medium for the succulent designs. Regardless, this project works with any type of felt. It’s super fun and easy to make. Make it to added a little faux foliage to your home or gift it to a friend who also lacks a green thumb.
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Materials for DIY Felt Succulents
Glue gun – I like using glue guns with felt, it dries much faster and holds the material together well.
You can also cut this one by hand if you don’t have a cutting machine.
Felt succulent templates – I’ve included mine in both SVG and printable PDF formats for free in my resource library.
How to make your own felt succulent garden
Step 1: Cut the pieces out using the felt succulent templates
I like to use the rotary blade for cutting felt with my Cricut Maker. If you don’t have a Maker, be sure to use the strong grip mat when using the blade.
Step 2: Glue the layers together starting with the smallest piece.
I like to places a small dab of glue in the center.
I then just scrunch the center together.
Step 3: Add the subsequent layers one by one
I use the same dab then scrunch method except I scrunch with the already done layers on top.
Step 4: The template that is rolled and glue as I go.
Be sure to offset the leaves as best as possible.