Felt Succulents

Felt Succulents
Felt Succulents

Succulents are naturally low maintenance plants, but these felt succulents are 100% maintenance free!  You don't have to remember to water these little guys and they won't mind at all!

I just can't tell you how much I love these cute little felt plants!  I saw them on Pinterest of course and the very same day Pin Junkie Jr. brought home some beautiful ceramic pots he made in his ceramics class.  I took one look at those pots and I immediately got out my glue gun and started cutting felt.

Keri at Shaken Together is the one who came up with this clever project and she says not to worry about cutting out each leaf exactly the same.  Don't worry about trying to achieve perfection while making these felt succulents.  The variation will make them look more natural.  They're very simple to make.  Just cut out pieces of felt and glue together.  You don't even need a pattern.  

For this project you will need:
felt
scissors
glue gun
rocks
small pots or other small containers

Felt Succulents

I've always called these particular succulents Hens and Chicks.  The first plant I attempted to make was too flat and looked more like a lily pad, but the second attempt yielded better results.  Don't they look like the real thing?

Felt Succulent

I love how they sit in those pretty little pots!

Felt Succulent

I think these are as cute as can be! 
Would you have fake plants in your home, or do you prefer real ones?

Felt Succulents

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Inspired by this pin for felt succulents.

66 comments:

  1. Brilliant! As a killer of plants I love this.

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  2. This is such a brilliant idea! Love how natural and real it looks! Definitely pinning...and hopefully doing too, once I find that "free time" I keep hearing about! ;)

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  3. Adorable! I want these on my desk at work... time to get crafting.

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  4. Oh my goodness!!! These are so cute.
    P.S. I found you through the link party on
    http://www.sugarbeecrafts.com

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  5. Those are precious!! Visiting via Do Tell Tuesday.

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  6. Got to admit I've killed a few succulents so this sounds like an idea for me.

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  7. "100% maintenance free" speaks to my heart! Thanks for sharing this great idea. Visiting via "MadeInADay" linkup

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  8. These are so adorable and look so easy! I'd love it if you linked up to The Makers link party going on at my blog :)

    http://upcycledtreasures.com/2014/02/the-makers-link-party-6/

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  9. A plant I won't kill! Love these - such a great idea and they look so adorable too. They caught my eye over at the Twirl And Take A Bow Party.
    Marie @ The Interior Frugalista

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  10. This is amazing! Just pinned! Lovely idea!
    Have a fabulous week!
    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  11. great idea for those people that kill plants and they look awesome!

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  12. How cute are those! And they look real. Awesome project!

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  13. Stopping by via Home & Garden Thursdays :) I definitely prefer faux plants, and these are just the cutest!

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  14. These are fabulous!!! Really great idea and they turned out gorgeous. I would love if you linked up at Link it or Lump it this week http://www.sohosonnet.com/link-it-or-lump-it/link-it-or-lump-it-link-party-27/

    Sonnet at SohoSonnet

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  15. Cute cute cute. What a smart idea. Thanks so much for linking up at The Makers. :)

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  16. This is my kind of plant!! Thanks for letting us know...I love them. Thanks for sharing on the Thursday Blog Hop!!

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  17. These are great! I love succulents, and I am trying to keep one on my bedside table, but my two year old keeps pulling it out! Think I'll try to knock one of those out today, thanks for posting this!

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  18. Oh, I love this idea! Not that succulents are terribly hard to care for, but I love the idea of felt ones even more! Pinned!

    - Tasha @ Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body {www.designertrapped.com}

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  19. I love it! My hubby doesn't like indoor plants because of the mess potential--these are perfect.

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  20. Love this idea so much!! As easy as succulents are to maintain this is 100% maintenance free! Love it girl

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  21. Super cute!!!! And huge plus that I won't be able to kill the plant!

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  22. I'm not too good with plants, so these are a perfect alternative. I love them!!

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  23. I love that these won't die. I killed my last batch of succulents. So sad. Pinning to try later!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  24. Such a fun little project, and finally some plants I can't kill! Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

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  25. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful project on The Inspiration Board at homework. You were featured today!
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    carolyn ~ homework

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  26. these are seriously amazing. they look SO real!!! Hi! Just stopping by to let you know you have been featured at Nap-Time Creations from the Create Link Inspire party. I've got some fabulous fabric themes features this week. So glad to have you part of the group. I've spread the word {and tagged you} around my social media. Would love if you could help to spread the word as well. Thanks and see you at the party next week! Emily

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    1. Thanks for including this project in your features Emily!

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  27. I am in love with this project! I am sharing on my FB page this afternoon:)

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  28. These are so perfect for me! I'm a plant killer extraordinaire! Pinning of course. And thanks so much for sharing at our Super Saturday party!

    :) Linda

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  29. You & your son are both super talented! I am featuring you today on my Saturday Spotlights. Come by and share or grab a featured button. Thanks for linking up yersterday at Craft Frenzy Friday! http://pickledokra.blogspot.com/2014/03/saturday-spotlight-3.html

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  30. Such a clever idea! These look so much like real succulents. Lovely!

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  31. I think I'd prefer these, to be honest! I don't do as well with real plants.
    These are very beautiful - you did a great job!

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  32. These are so cute!! I found you on the Countdown blog hop & now I'm your newest GFC follower!
    Thanks
    Angie
    PS – I would also like to invite you to a networking blog hop that lasts 1 month long: “The Chain Linky CLIMB” on my blog– Thank you! Chain Linky CLIMB

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  33. These are so cute, I think I could "grow" them. Thanks for sharing.

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  34. I bet from a distance you wouldn't be able to tell they weren't real. Love them. Great job.

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  35. I love these! I saw them on the Bloggers Brag Party. These would be a fun gift for an older person who can't take care of real plants, but still wants some green in their home.

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  36. These are really cute! And they look real. My kind of plant, I couldn't kill them (-;

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  37. This just might be the greatest tutorial I've ever seen. Love all things felt and all succulents!

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  38. I love your idea for the Hens and Chicks.
    Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  39. Very cute!

    Again, thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  40. So cool...and seriously I thought they were real when I first saw them! Yeah, I know that's the point but still!
    Also, hello from Be Inspired!
    leelee @ paperbagstyling.blogspot.com

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  41. Bonnie, these look amazing and so real. Thanks so much for linking up as always to Thriving on Thursdays at Domesblissity. I'm featuring this one at tomorrow's party.

    Anne xx

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  42. These are marvelous, Bonnie - I am delighted to share that your post will be featured in this week's Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  43. They look so real. I love this idea. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  44. These are cute & looked real. I have pinned. Stopping by from the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I am also following you on social media.

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  45. Until I clicked your tutorial I thought they were real! Great job. Very creative. Thanks so much for sharing at All Things Pretty.

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  46. Stopping by to thank you for sharing at Share it One More Time at One More Time events and let you know you have been featured …Hope to see you again at this weeks Party! Tammy

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  47. These are super cute--and no maintenance! Love it. Thanks for linking up to the Do Tell Tuesday party. Hope to see you again tonight!

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  48. Such a great idea!! I can't keep plants alive in my house. Thanks for linking up at Take it on Tuesday!
    ~ Betsy @ Romance on a dime

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  49. Bonnie- Your Felt Succulents are the WINNER of the April Pinterest Challenge! Out of 5 judges every single one voted for your succulents as one of their top choices!! Amazing job and congratulations!! Here is the post http://www.sohosonnet.com/crafts-and-diy/april-pinterest-challenge-winner-diy-felt-succulents-from-pin-junkie/

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