It seems succulents are here to stay as a craft trend and I, for one, couldn’t be happier. It’s about the only plant I can keep alive and thankfully, with my hectic daily routine, they need little attention.
A crafty succulent will always catch my eye too. I bought a lovely succulent watercolour from a craft fair in December, which I gave to my sister in law for Christmas. Her love for succulents is renowned after they appeared in abundance at the venue where she married my brother. Look at their table plan….. Gorgeous!
I am hoping to recreate this cushion Maxine Norman made on the Trimcraft blog last year. My sister in law commented on the post at the time saying how much she liked it but I ran out of time before Christmas to make her one. I will try my hardest to make one for her birthday in February.
Crafty succulent inspiration can be found online too. I spotted this amazing succulent cake on the Create & Craft blog and would love to create something like this. I love how clean it is with the wonderfully realistic succulents really taking centre stage.
Hobbycraft has a great tutorial online too. Dovecraft felt is perfect for cutting as it won’t fray or tear like cheap children’s craft felt can. This is definitely on my list of things to make.
Finally how about some crocheted succulents. As a self-confessed but relatively new yarn addict this is also on my crafty to do list.
I had a go at making a couple of succulent projects myself and here are the results. I used the amazing new Perfect Allusion First Edition paper pad to make the first project. I made a paper bag from brown parcel paper and inserted a polystyrene ball cut in half inside, cut side up. I covered the flat side of the ball in glue and added sand then put cocktail sticks on each flower so that they could be positioned and secured into the ball.
I also made this succulent frame with the Dovecraft textured cardstock. I cut the flowers on my Cricut and used distress inks on the edges of each petal before assembling each one.
I did plan to remove the glass from the frame and put some brown or green card behind but the glass was glued into the frame. I quite like how it lets a bit of light through and this will look great on a coffee table or on the window sill.
Ssshhhh don’t tell anyone but both the First Edition Perfect Allusion paper pad and the Dovecraft textured cardstock will be on my shows on Create and Craft on 13 February. Preview posts will appear here very soon! 😁