Crepe Paper Succulents. Use DCWV petal paper and your Cricut Maker to create beautiful crepe paper succulents you can use to decorate with.
I love gardening and do really well with outside plants. Slowly, I am learning how to not murder every single houseplant I bring home. And even though succulents are supposed to be easy to care for and grow, they have been one of my biggest challenges. Since I don’t always do great with the real thing, I love to use faux succulents in my craft projects.
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Today, I am going to show you how to create pretty paper succulents using the new DCWV petal paper and your Cricut Maker machine.
DCWV recently released these awesome Petal Papers. They are crepe paper sheets that come in lots of sizes and colors. You can use them to make flowers, leaves, succulents, streamers, and party decor. You can purchase these at JoAnn Stores.
How to Make Crepe Paper Succulents
Start by opening the Cricut Design Space file: Crepe Paper Succulents. If you want to add more succulents or change the sizes, click Customize. Otherwise, simply click the green Make It button.
Cricut Design Space: Petal Paper Succulents
From the drop-down menu, choose Crepe Paper from the custom settings.
It will prompt you to use the rotary blade to cut the petal paper, so be sure to use that rather than the standard fine point blade.
Note: I tried the LightGrip mat and had problems with it shifting during cutting so I would not recommend using that mat.
Load the mat into the machine and click the flashing Go button.
Once you have all your pieces cut out you can assemble your succulents. I found it was helpful to use my scraper tool to carefully lift each of the leaves off the mat.
Next, curl the edges of each leaf.
On flowers, you normally want to curl the petals out toward the back. For succulents, you want to curl them in towards the middle. I like to curl the leaves around a small paintbrush handle or pencil.
Use a glue gun to attach all the sections of leaves together.
Alternate the placement of the leaves on each layer. You don’t want all the leaves lined up but rather skewed for each layer. I created two dark green and two light green succulents. I then made three lime green succulents with a slightly different design.
How to Make Burlap Succulent Frame
I started with a 6″ x 8″ burlap canvas. I used hot glue to add moss to the center part of the frame.
Then, I glued each succulent to the moss using more hot glue.
I love the way these pretty paper succulents turned out. The petal paper gives them texture and dimension that you can’t get from regular cardstock.
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