Paper Succulents

Green paper succulents top view
Four paper succulents in shades of green.

For those of you who don't have a green thumb (there's no shame!), these paper succulents are for you. :)

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Materials List

The following list has all the supplies and tools you'll need to make this project.

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Step 1

Cut out all petal pieces. You will need 30 petals in 3 sizes: 10 large, 10 medium, and 10 small petals. You will also need one 1.5″ circle (for the plant base).

Step 2

For all large and medium petals, cut a one inch slit at the bottom of the petal.

Step 3

For all large petals, overlap and glue the two slits on each petal (with the glue sticks). The overlap should be slight. This will help them prop up and give them a natural shape. For all medium petals, overlap and glue the two slits on each petal. The overlap should be more than the large petals. Do this for all 20 petals - 10 large and 10 medium petals.

Step 4

For the small petals, fold up about ¼ inch of the petal bottom. This bottom fold will help place the petals down when gluing them.

Step 5

Starting with largest to smallest, use the glue gun and place 5 petals on the circle’s outer edge. Repeat with 5 petals at a time for each layer, working your way into the center. You will have 6 layers of petals. Alternate the petal layers so the petals are between each other.

Step 6

Using a pencil, curl the outermost petals outward and the rest inward.

Step 7

A selection of green paper succulents and watering can on wood center table; two people sitting on couch behind the table

Optional. Place in clay pot as your decoration!

Video Tutorial

For the full video tutorial, please visit the Craftic Youtube channel and check out the DIY Paper Succulents video!

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