Sunday, April 15, 2018

DIY Rolled Felt Succulent Cacti for Decor and Cards

I love that a simple little techniques can change the entire look of an object.  Cutting felt in a spiky spiral and then rolling it up looks just like a fun succulent that you can put in a pot or on a card!


The technique is super simple, trace a spiral shape onto your Kunin felt with spiky edges.  The more of the spiral you make the larger the cacti will be.  You can make the spikes small (for a tiny cacti) or large for a giant cacti, it is all up to you!


At this point all your do is cut the shape out and roll it up to make you cacti!!  Use a good tacky fast dry glue or a glue gun to help it set.  Here is a video on how to make these fun cacti.

In this video I made 3 different cacti in 3 colors of Kunin Felt.  I love how you can take any color of the green and it looks amazing!!  Here is a close up of the other 2 colors in Leaf Green and Olive (top picture is in Pirate Green).




I also had some fun with the terracotta pots making them into glitter pots with Plaid Folkart paints!



The cacti look so cool in these pots!!



You can put these fun cacti outside, on a desk for decor, really anywhere you want!!


I also made some mini felt cacti for a card about the size of a quarter using the scraps left over from the larger project.  They turned out so cute!!


I added them to a a simple layered card to really let the felt cacti be the main focus.  It turned out really fun!  In this picture you can see the difference in size from the big cacti to the smaller ones on the card.


Here is a video on how I made this fun card!


What color cacti would you make?

If you like this project check out this one on favecrafts.

Supplies Used

Interested in the supplies I used in this project?  Most are listed below and some are affiliate links, which generates a me little commission (at not extra cost to you at all) when you click on the link and make a purchase.  Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here.

Prima Pearl Swirl
Prima Pearl Swirl
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Fiskars Scissors
Fiskars Scissors
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Black Ink
Black Ink
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Folkart Paint
Folkart Paint
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Kunin Felt
Kunin Felt
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Fiskars Paper Trimmer
Fiskars Paper Trimmer
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CCB 12x12 Cardstock
CCB 12x12 Cardstock
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Non Stick Craft mat
Non Stick Craft mat
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Terra-Cotta Pots
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Beacon Fabri-tac
Beacon Fabri-tac
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CCB Stitched Cards
CCB Stitched Cards
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Black Craft Mat
Black Craft Mat
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2 comments:

  1. Super cute! I made some of these a couple weeks ago (felt succulents) using dies! :) Love your freehanded guys though - going to have to give them a whirl!!!

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    1. i love the look of the freehand ones, gives them a fun raw look like a real plant, plus less supplies i have to dig out to make them, hehe

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