For the longest time, I did not have a green thumb. Even though I have tons of houseplants now, for many years I was only able to care for succulents with any amount of success. If you haven’t quite perfected the skill of growing indoor plants, this paper succulent arrangement is perfect for you.
PAPER SUCCULENT ARRANGEMENT
Supplies You Will Need
I used 2 Cricut Access images to create six paper succulents for this arrangement. I chose to cut my succulents from cardstock in realistic succulent colors, but you can choose any colors you like. You will need both the fine point blade and a scoring tool (either the stylus or the scoring wheel) to make your succulents.
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- Cricut Access files: Succulent #M300C5F1E and 3D Succulent #M300C5F25
- Cricut Maker
- Cricut mat
- Scoring stylus or scoring wheel
- Bone folder
- Precision hot glue gun
- Wood skewers
- Glass gems
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How to Assemble Paper Succulents
Watch this video to see how to assemble the two varieties of paper succulents and how to arrange them to create a sweet gift. You can also use the step out directions below to guide your project.
Cricut Paper Succulents
- Resize the succulent templates in Cricut Design Space and cut them out of colored cardstock with your cutting machine.
- Run a bone folder over the leaves of the cardstock succulents to give them some dimension.
- Stack the layers of cardstock from largest to smallest. Hold the layers together with a small amount of hot glue.
- Hot glue each finished paper succulent to a wood skewer.
- Arrange those skewers into a vase or planter filled with gems or river rocks.
How to Arrange DIY Papercut Succulents
I used my foiled geometric planter to hold my succulent arrangement because I liked the way the angles of the planter accented the succulents. You could use a regular pot, a terracotta planter, or a mason jar to hold your arrangement.
I thought about gluing the DIY paper succulents to floral wire, but I wanted the sturdiness of the skewers. The wood skewers make positioning the succulents in the container very easy, but if you are making a wreath with the succulents the wire would work better.
I filled my planter with colorful gems because that is what I had on hand. You could swap the gems for river rocks or a block of foam as well. You can use this same technique for creating everlasting bouquets of paper flowers as well!
I tried to balance the arrangement by alternating colors and shapes as I placed the paper succulents in my planter. Experiment with different arrangements until you find one that looks best to you!
How to Use Paper Succulents
Of course, you can use these paper succulents for everyday use or for a special occasion. Make a beautiful paper succulent centerpiece for a bridal or baby shower. Give a bouquet to Mom for Mother’s Day! You can add them as accents on a wreath, or even make them into a succulent crown! The cut file and assembly process would work in the same way for any of those projects.
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