DIY Felt Succulent
We recommend any of these felt colors: Loden, Chalk Violet, Sea Foam, Hint of Mint, Pink Grapefruit, Purple Sage, Cypress, Angel Wings, Moss, Pea Soup, Mulberry, Army, Mellow Yellow, Blue Spruce, and Enchanted Forest.
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Step 1: Cut out rectangles
Using a ruler and air erasable-marker, mark and cut 30 rectangles out of felt in three sizes. Ten large rectangles 1 3/4" X 1 1/4", 10 medium rectangles 1 1/2" X 1", ten small rectangles 1 X 3/4" each.
Step 2: Shape the leaves
Use sharp fabric scissors to shape each rectangle into a leaf. Begin about 1/3 of the way in along the bottom of the rectangle. Guide the felt through the scissors, curving to the edge of the rectangle and then up to a point at the top center. Flip the leaf over and repeat along the other side using a flat bottom in the center 1/3 of each leaf.
Step 3: Make a spiral
Glue the smallest 10 leaves into a spiral. Add a small dot of hot glue to the bottom right edge of a leaf and overlap the bottom left edge of another leaf on top, angling it slightly downwards. Continue with the remaining eight leaves that creates a spiral that coils on itself.
Step 4: Roll the center spiral
Add a short line of glue on the base of one end of the spiral and begin to tightly roll the leaves on themselves. Make sure to keep the flat bottom edge lined up as this will force the leaves to splay out slightly. Hold in place while the glue sets. Continue adding small lines of glue and rolling the spiral until you reach the end.
Step 5: Add medium sized leaves
Space five medium leaves evenly around the base of the rolled center. They might overlap slightly. Glue them in place using a small amount of glue.at the base of each leaf. Layer the next five medium leaves so that they are in between two leaves from the first layer.
Step 6: Add large sized leaves
Glue the large leaves in two layers of five, positioning each leaf point to lay in between two leaves from the previous layer.