Make felt cuts using my pattern. I suggest a selection of different sizes if you plan to create a felt succulent arrangement. Although the default size is generally the largest you want to go because it fits on an 8.5 x 11 sheet of felt, you can resize it to be smaller. The darker green object in my photo is at its largest size, while the lighter green shape was shrunk so that the entire collection of shapes measured only 5.5 across.
After cutting out your parts, color them to give them a more realistic appearance. Shade the leaves by applying blush and eyeshadow (refer to photos of real succulents to see the shading). Then, to create a contrasting edge that many natural plants have, put an oil pastel crayon on the edges. As an alternative, try lipstick!
After that, center the largest group of leaves with your hot glue gun by applying a ring of glue there. Do not apply glue directly in the center. You want it to be in the middle instead (but not at the edge of the center either).
Put a set of the second-largest leaves on top of the first, offset so they are in the middle of the leaves in the bottom layer. Create an indentation in the center by applying pressure with the point of anything, such as your tweezers.
Over the two that have previously been glued together, place the other pair of leaves. To keep it compacted with the other two, apply more pressure to the center. By doing this, you may give your succulent a better shape and prevent it from looking like a flat collection of felt bits.
You must first bind the next two pairs of leaves into a slender cone form. Just put a small amount of glue on the tiny “V shape, then fold the two sides over. A natural dish will result from this.
Continue sticking the leaves to the felt plant after you’ve dished them out. Once more, after placing each set of leaves into position, use rings of glue to push down in the middle of each set of leaves.
Roll up the final piece and glue it into the shape of a wrapped blossom to make the one that sits in the middle of the.
Put glue in a ring in the middle of your glued plant and push the bud into it. This will cause the leaves around the bud to move up against it. To help your bud take on the shape of the actual plant, some (or all) of the leaves on that final layer should adhere to the sides of your bud.
Step 1: Cut the pieces out using the felt succulent templates
With my Cricut Maker, I enjoy cutting felt with the rotary blade. Use the firm grip mat when using the blade if you don’t have a Maker.
What kind of felt works best for crafting flowers?
*While you may make these flowers with synthetic felt, I strongly advise using wool felt instead because the completed flowers have a much nicer texture and weight.
Start by cutting a circle from the color of felt you intend to use for your flower. (Your finished felt flower will have a diameter that is approximately half that of the circle you cut.) Cut a spiral around the circular with the shears as shown.
Apply a small amount of hot glue to the spiral’s end to hold it in place. Set the blossom aside with care.
Cut a circle piece with shears that is about the same size as the flower’s reverse side. On the entire backside of the rolled flower, liberally spread hot glue.
Attach the circle-shaped piece of felt to the flower’s backside by pressing hard to fasten. Be very generous with your usage of hot glue in the preceding stage so that the flower won’t come unrolled.
Cut out leaves from the green felt if desired, then glue them to the sides of the finished felt flowers.
It only takes a few minutes to make these rolled felt flowers, but they are so much fun and useful! I made a cute centerpiece for spring with mine.