A felt succulents tutorial for all your rustic centerpieces, bouquets, and headpieces #Decor DIY#Fashion DIY#Floral DIY#boho weddings#centerpiece#crafts#DIY#diy bouquet#diy centerpiece#fabric flowers#fascinator#flowers#headpiece#non-floral bouquet#non-floral centerpiece#rustic wedding#succulents#tutorial Updated Mar 15 2021 (Posted Jun 23 2016) Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Photos by: Bijoux & Bits Tutorial and photos by the author Related Post How to make your own succulent terrarium centerpieces I have a total hard-on for succulents, seriously you should see my balcony it's crazy out there. Anyway Dragon Lady once showed us her monster... Read more Are you into succulents and want them to last forever and ever and ever? I've got a DIY project for super easy felt succulents to make into a bouquet, as your centerpiece, and even as a headpiece! Once these felt succulents are made, you can attach them to almost anything for a super fun and rustic vibe. Shall we learn how to make them? Let's go! How to make DIY felt succulents: What you'll need: Squares of felt in your chosen colors Hot glue gun Sharp fabric scissors (like these!) Optional: Fabric wire Styrofoam ball (if making a bouquet) Pinking shears to make textured edges (like these!) How to assemble the felt succulents Cut a piece of felt about 1×2 inches. Roll it into a tight tube and glue the bottom edge to create the flower center. Cut additional felt squares of felt in 2-3 sizes (size depends on your desired flower size, but I used 1-inch squares, 1.5-inch squares, and 2-inch squares. Make them as large as you like! Cut the felt squares into any petal shape you like: rounded, triangular, a patterned edge with pinking shears, etc. The bottom edge can just be straight. Starting with the smaller petals, put a line of hot glue on the bottom edge and glue it onto the center felt roll. Keep gluing petals, overlapping each edge slightly. Keep going with larger petals as you make the flowers bigger. For a small flower, I used about six smaller petals and 12 larger petals total. Related Post Crown yourself queen of spring weddings with this DIY flower crown Check out this flower child and Mother Earth fabulousness. I am digging some big-ass colorful flowers for a spring wedding crown. How gorgeous would this... Read more Once dried, you can use them in lots of ways: Felt succulent bouquet: take a loop of flower wire, insert it into the bottom of each succulent and push them into a styrofoam ball to create a bouquet. Feel free to intermingle fabric flowers, real flowers, brooches, or other trinkets to make the bouquet your own style. They also TOTALLY work for boutonnieres. Felt succulent fascinator or flower crown: Using a headband (hard or stretchy), either glue the base of each succulent to the headband, or attach using safety pins or floral wire (as shown on me below!). Here's a great tutorial for making a flower crown to help you out. Felt succulent table centerpieces: This is where it gets totally free. Layer them on some logs or into terrariums for a rustic-chic table centerpiece. They are SUPER versatile. Me wearing a makeshift felt succulent fascinator Best part? You get to keep them forever and integrate them into your home decor. Aw yiss. Here's an example of what the succulents look like if you use pinking shears: Related Post How to make large paper succulent centerpieces (or bouquets!) These paper succulents are a larger version of this amazing Lia Griffith tutorial. Her templates are built so that all 10 petal pieces fit on a standard letter size sheet… Read More Need more DIY inspiration? Oh, we've got it. Catherine Clark Catherine Clark loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur babies, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. 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