Succulents are all the rage right now in the plant world. They require little effort for a whole lot of pay-out. But do you know what requires even less TLC than a real succulent? A fake one! These faux, felt succulents are beautiful and artistic, and you can make them with your own two hands. Here's how to do it:
1. We used a DIY felt succulents kit to create these beauties, but you could also pick up your own felt and cut them into long strips approximately 20" long and 2-3" wide. Leaving a 0.5" untouched strip at the bottom, cut little petal shapes along the top.
2. Take one side of your felt strip and start rolling it slowly around itself. It helps if you roll the new section slightly above your previous roll (so the middle doesn't push itself out towards the top of the succulent).
3. After you finish rolling, take a rubber band and wrap it around the bottom of the roll 2 - 3 times.
4. Optional step: wrap another felt strip around your previous one to create a two-toned succulent and finish it off with another rubber band.
5. Slowly pull your petals apart from each other, arranging them to look like a real succulent.
6. If you're feeling up for a little bit of an extra challenge, take some chalk pastels (we used the colors green, purple, and red) to add a little pop of color to the edges of your petals.
7. If you want to set your succulents in a plant bowl like we did, cut out a circular piece of cardboard and set it down in your bowl so that the succulents have a place to rest.
8. Put down some strips of double-sided tape onto the cardboard and start setting your succulents down onto it. Set them close together and overlapping so that they look like a real plant.
9. Sit back and enjoy the cuteness!