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DIY: Paper Succulents

You don't need a green thumb to try this easy project


Taking care of plants requires a huge amount of effort. Aside from making sure that it gets the right amount of sunlight, you also need to make sure that your blooms and greens get enough water.

If you're not yet ready to take care of a couple of plants, you can still decorate your space with a refreshing piece! Craft paper succulents that can add life to any room. Let this project guide you.

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  • Green cardboard paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun
  • Bond paper
  • Pencil
  • Rocks (For succulent planter)
  • Pot or any stylish container 

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  • Choose whether you want a succulent with rounded or pointed leaves.
  • Cut the style of leaves that you want in three sizes: small, medium, or large. You may also print this template to guide you.  
  • Next, cut a narrow slit in the middle of each leaf. Fix the leaves, with the cut sides overlapping each other. Secure the setup using a glue gun. This gives the leaves an elevated look as seen in the photo. (Note: The smaller the leaves, the higher the overlap.)
  • Trim the excess parts then start assembling them together. Make sure you place the largest leaves first. Secure it using the glue. 
  • Repeat the process for the medium and small leaves to form a cup shape.
  • Once you’re done with the paper succulent, stick it to your planter using a glue gun.

Click here to watch the complete video tutorial.

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