I made this set of felt succulents using my Cricut and I’m sharing my templates and tips for these easy DIY felt succulents in this tutorial.
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.
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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 felt succulent plants
Step 1: Cut the pieces out using the 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.