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How to Make Potted Felt Succulents

Do you love the look of succulents but are not so good at keeping them alive? If so, we have a solution: these adorable and care-free potted felt succulents.

Green, blue and purple felt succulents in small terra cotta pots on a rustic white surface with a white wicker basket in the background

How to Make Felt Succulent Mini Pots

We can’t get enough of the many types of beautiful succulents.  And although some plants do well, such as our DIY succulent planter in a pineapple painted mason jar, unfortunately, others are not so easy to care for. So we decided to create felt succulent mini pots that everyone can enjoy without the stress of keeping them alive. We designed these printable succulent patterns that can be used to make potted plants or other succulent decor accents, such as a succulent spring wreath or a succulent book mark (we’ll be sharing these fun project how-to’s soon) or a pretty girl’s headband.

Top view of purple Mother of Pear felt succulent

The pattern comes with 5 different types of succulents that resemble a mother of pearl, houseleek, hens and chicks, stonecrop, and a zebra plant. You can use all of them or just one in particular. These potted felt succulents would make pretty centerpieces when grouped together or as a gift giving idea for any succulent lover or non-green thumb friend or family member in your life!  The package includes a 14 page succulent garden no-sew felt pattern guide as a digital file.

Graphic image of pages included in printable succulent pattern download

Materials Needed to Make Felt Succulent Pots:

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Instructions for Making Potted Felt Succulents:

Download and print the felt succulent patterns for all 5 types: mother of pearl, houseleek, hens and chicks, stone crop, and zebra plant.

potted felt succulents

Select your felt color for each of the 5 different types of succulents. I chose purples and blue shades for hens and chicks and mother of pearl, and then I chose green shades for houseleek, stone crop and zebra plant to make them look as realistic as possible.

Using a pair of fabric scissors, cut out all pieces from one succulent pattern at a time.

Cutting wool felt to make felt succulents using printable template

Alternatively, if you have a Cricut, you can upload the SVG file and cut each succulent in half the time!  Click here to learn how to upload a SVG file into Cricut Design Space.

Follow the instructions provided in the pattern to assemble each succulent.  Once assembled, the succulents are ready for potting. And no soil needed here! We used two different sized clay pots: the larger pots were for hens and chicks, houseleek and mother of pearl. Whereas, the small clay pots were used for stonecrop and the zebra plant.

Felt succulent pattern pieces being glued together with a hot glue gun and clear craft glue

Insert one styrofoam ball in to a clay pot and press the top of the styrofoam ball down to create a flat surface. The styrofoam ball should be lower than the top rim of the clay pot.

Styrofoam ball placed into a small terracotta clay pot

Working quickly, add glue to the top and center of the styrofoam ball and press one succulent in place centering it over the pot.

Repeat with the other succulents if desired to create your own little succulent garden. Enjoy!

And if you’re interested in other felt patterns and ornaments, you can check out our free poinsettia flower pattern as well as our no sew ocean life felt ornament patterns or woodland animal themed felt ornament patterns. You can also make these Tweety felt bookmarks and this felt Easter basket.

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Collage of images showing diy potted felt succulents

 

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Sier

Tuesday 18th of May 2021

I don’t understand the stone crop assembly at all. I got to the centers and am horribly confused.

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