Succulents, they have been popping up in my social media feeds for a while now. What is a succulent you ask, they are cute little (and some not so little!) plants with thick, fleshy leaves (for retaining water) that come in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes. From simple single pots to elaborate vertical gardens, I often find myself wishing I had a green thumb so that I could accomplish the same look in our home. Besides my lack of green thumbs, succulents love lots of sun and dry air, here in the midwest we are lacking in the sun department for months on end which makes keeping them alive even more of a challenge. All of those people with the wonderful succulent arrangements in my Instagram feed seem to live in succulent friendly areas like California. For those of us in colder zones of the country, DIY paper succulents are a fun and surprisingly easy way to achieve this gardening trend. No green thumbs, water, or sunlight are required…just a few sheets of paper and a little imagination are all you need.
Perfect Paper Succulents_ I had to do a double take as I thought these were the real thing!
Four Paper Succulent Tutorials-With these 4 tutorials you can create paper succulents that can be used in a variety of projects.
DIY Paper Succulents-Tutorial includes free cut file which will allow you to quickly cut and create layered paper succulents.
Free Paper Succulents Cut Files-Even more succulent cut files along with a cute idea on how to frame your paper succulents.
Crepe Paper Succulents-Love the texture created through the use of crepe paper.
Now that you have learned to make various styles of succulents, here are some projects you can create with them. From wedding favors to home decor, these succulents will flourish in any climate!
DIY Paper Succulent Wedding Favors-Send your guests home with an ever-lasting memento from your special day.
Faux Birchwood Succulent Planter-Plant your paper succulents in these on-trend wood-grain planters.
Vertical Wall Planter-Bring the outdoor in with this DIY home decor project.
Paper Succulents with Geometric Frames-Scroll down for the English subtitled video which shows you how to create these minimal succulents with geometric frames.
Watercolor Succulents Garland-Use paint, markers, or crayons to create this sweet and simple succulent garland.
Have you tried your hand at growing succulents?
I started scrapping in 2006 and was quickly addicted!I was an avid scrapper until late summer of 2010 when we started our adoption journey, at that point I was overwhelmed with paperwork (and emotions!) and I had to put something on the back burner in my life but I knew I would eventually come back to it.
We welcomed our daughter home from China in December of 2011 and a few months later I found my groove again and pulled out all of those supplies that had been tucked away.
I started out scrapping again doing traditional layouts, but at the beginning of this year I jumped into Project Life and I love it!
When I’m not scrapping I am usually spending time with our daughters which means library time, going on walks, thrifting (they love it as much as I do!) or watching Kung Fu Panda for the millionth time.I also have an Etsy shop Panda Eight Designs where I sell scrapbooking flair that I design.