By now, you’ve all probably figured out that I have a love for succulents. They are quickly becoming my favorite plants, between THIS project or THIS one I’m just in love. Succulents are the one live plant that I’ve yet to kill, my front patio is overflowing with them. Although I do tend to love artificial succulents too, no watering – score! These Framed Paper Succulents are the perfect addition to my collection, the best part is they are super easy to make!
Cricut Explore Air
StandardGrip cutting mat
12 x 12 Cardstock, assorted green colors
DecoArt acrylic paint, optional for frame
Piece of chipboard, cardboard, or thick cardstock to fit inside the frame
Scissors, for curling succulent petals
Late last year I created this cute little Mini Succulent that you can find in Cricut Design Space, it’s sweet and simple – the perfect quick project.
I really wanted to create a larger piece and I was so inspired by the amazingly talented Lia Griffith. With the help of her awesome tutorials, I created even more succulents to add to my Mini Succulent Plant to fill a fun frame.
First things first, I began by painting an old frame I had lying around. I used DecoArts Slate Grey to give this barn wood frame a quick update. Since the frame had the separation to look like a double frame I spray painted the inside gold by just masking off the outer portion.
Once everything was dry I gave the frame a quick once over with some fine grit sandpaper to give some wear to the edges of the frame.
Just cut to fit inside your frame and hot glue in place.
Once all the pieces are cut out for this succulent, the assembly is easy. To make it a little easier I made a quick video showing you how to create my Mini Succulent, enjoy!
I started hot gluing the largest succulents first to the inside of my frame (to the cardboard backing) then just fill in with the rest of the succulents.
I love how this project turned out, the varying shades of greens are just so pretty. It will look great as part of a gallery wall or styled on a shelf with simple accessories.
Don’t forget to check out these other fun ideas created with the Cricut Explore Air.
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Disclosure | This post is sponsored by Cricut. All ideas and opinions are 100% my own!