DIY Felt Succulents

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.

DIY felt succulent pattern

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

Felt – I like this assorted set of green felt from Amazon. To make a 3 to 4 inch wide succulent need a 7×7 inch piece for the smallest template and about a letter sized sheet for the largest one.

Glue gun – I like using glue guns with felt, it dries much faster and holds the material together well.

Cutting Machine – I use a Cricut. Check out my recommendations for Cricut machines and accessories for beginners for more info.

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.

felt succulent pattern pdf

Step 2: Glue the layers together starting with the smallest piece.

I like to places a small dab of glue in the center.

diy felt succulents

I then just scrunch the center together.

Step 3: Add the subsequent layers one by one

diy felt succulents

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.

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There are different succulent to choose from. So, if you are worried that you will be making one design for the rest of this project, do not be! As I have mentioned, I am no “green-thumb.” It seems like I absorb the life out of the plants I take care of. A lot of you can relate to me. We have different reasons. Some of us do not have the time to take care of these plants. Some of us do not know how to take care of them. While others, just forget that they a plant in their house. This is a common problem a lot of us can relate to.

There are times you just wanted a plant. You wanted to make your home refreshing. Maybe you wanted the air to feel fresher. Or, it is because of the aesthetic you are looking for. But you contemplate picking up a plant for the worry that it may end up withering just like the last time. So, you wanted to remedy this.

I was able to find a balance between my problem and want. I wanted a succulent, but I cannot take care of it. I realize that crafting a succulent will do the trick! It is simple, but it still does the job. These DIY succulents are also adorable. They are great gifts for any plant lovers out there! You can also experiment by using different colors of felt. This way, you can customize the color to your living space or present.

2 thoughts on “DIY Felt Succulents”

  1. jennifer

    this looks like a great project but I can not find the succulent templates

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