DIY Felt Succulent Plants

If you're a sucker for succulents, but your thumb is less than green, these adorable little felt desert plants are a great alternative. Felt succulents are not only full of color, texture and unique character, but they are a cinch to make. Plus, no watering is required and they will forever be in bloom wherever you plant them. Jackpot!

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Things You'll Need

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Step 1

To make a spiky succulent, cut three strips of felt in various widths. Cut spikes on one side of each strip.

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Step 2

Run a bead of glue along the uncut side of the smallest strip and coil tightly.

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(Image: Beth Huntington)

Step 3

Run a bead of glue along the uncut side of the next size felt strip and roll it around the small coil. Repeat this with the largest felt strip around the outside. Press the leaves out with your fingers to get the right shape.

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(Image: Beth Huntington)
(Image: Beth Huntington)
(Image: Beth Huntington)
(Image: Beth Huntington)
(Image: Beth Huntington)

Step 4

To make a coiled succulent, cut a circle out of felt. Then, starting on the outside, use your scissors to cut it into a spiral.

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(Image: Beth Huntington)

Step 5

Run a bead of glue along the inside of the spiral, starting on the outer end. Roll and glue the spiral until you get to the middle.

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(Image: Beth Huntington)
(Image: Beth Huntington)

Step 6

To make a star succulent, cut odd amounts of felt leaf shapes, in three sizes.

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Step 7

Pleat the bottom flat edges and glue.

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Step 8

Glue the bottom edges together to form a star shape. Repeat this with the three different leaf sizes to form three stars with two fewer leaves in each star.

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(Image: Beth Huntington)
(Image: Beth Huntington)

Step 9

Layer the stars on top of each other and glue in place.

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Step 10

To make a soft succulent, cut about twenty small felt ovals.

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Step 11

Fold an oval in half and glue together. Fold it in half again and glue.

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(Image: Beth Huntington)

Step 12

Fold a second oval in half and glue. Wrap this half oval around the first with the straight sides down and glue. Continue folding in half, gluing and wrapping until you get it the size you like.

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(Image: Beth Huntington)
(Image: Beth Huntington)
(Image: Beth Huntington)

Select a container and fill it with river rocks or pebbles. Place your succulents on top of the rocks for a "plantastic" succulent garden.

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(Image: Beth Huntington)

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