DIY Paper Succulents

Paper Flowers

This was a super easy paper succulents projects that can be made with the Cricut or just by hand.

I was originally going to make this project with felt but then had some trouble cutting some of the designs with the rotary blade to averted to using cardstock instead.

(In case you are curious, the problem with the rotary blade is it doesn’t turn for sharp corners all that will and sometimes just cuts off the stem altogether. I didn’t have a really sharp fine point blade on hand so didn’t give it a try with that but that might have worked better.)

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Materials for Cardstock Succulents

Cardstock – I just pulled green cardstock from various packages I already had. My only recommendation is to use cardstock with a colored center. Here are the different packages of cardstock I used.

Glue – I like tacky glue but a glue gun works too

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

Succulents Patterns Template – I’ve included my free succulent SVG files along with the paper succulent template PDF file in my resource library.

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    How to Make Paper Succulents Flower

    Start by cutting out all the pieces from the template.

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    Curl all the petals with a scraping tool or a credit card in a pinch.

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    For a more cupped flat succulent, just glue each piece from the largest to the smallest starting with the base piece.

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    For a more 3D effect, I like to flip over a few of the curled pieces to add elevation to the plant.

    Giant paper succulents

    This template works for making really large paper succulents as well. They look great as a wall backdrop.

    For really large paper succulents, especially if you are going to put this up on the wall, I would skip adding elevation to the layers because it might be hard to keep that in place.

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    I would instead consider adding depth by coloring the tips. I like to use Metallic Oil Patels and just outline the tip of each leave and then smearing it in with a q-tip. It’s ok if it doesn’t look perfect, it will mostly be covered by all the tiered petals.

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    11 thoughts on “DIY Paper Succulents”

    1. Suzanne Shipley says:

      How do I get the password to get to the succulent free template? Please help

      • Hi there, I will email it to you when you sign up for the newletter. Thanks for stopping by!

    2. Andrea says:

      How do I sign up for your newsletter.

      • Hi there! There’s a form at the bottom of every page. Thanks for visiting!

    3. You don’t need to pay, it’s just an offer. You should have received an email with all the info regardless.

    4. Stacey Puga says:

      I can’t find the succulents file in the resource library

    5. Stacey says:

      Hi, your succulents are beautiful, but there are so many links on this page,I’m not sure which one is the actual file to download and I don’t want to download any extras..

      • Thank you! They are in the Flowers section, labeled “paper succulents set”.

    6. Cynthia says:

      Hello! is the felt and the paper template the same one? I can’t seem to find the paper succulent template. thanks

      • Hi there! I believe I made some minor alterations for the felt template. The felt ones are in the decor section and the paper one is in the flowers sections. Hope that helps! Thanks for your patience!

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