Rolled Felt Cacti in a Glitter Pot

5 Materials
$10
20 Minutes
Easy

I love that a simple little techniques can change the entire look of an object. Cutting Kunin Felt in a spiky spiral and then rolling it up looks just like a fun succulent that you can put in a pot or on a card!
Start with green felt, and color of green is fine, you can even do other colors if you want to make it fun! Scissors, pen, glue, paint, and a terracotta pot.
The technique is super simple, trace a spiral shape onto your Kunin felt with spiky edges.  The more of the spiral you make the larger the cacti will be.  You can make the spikes small (for a tiny cacti) or large for a giant cacti, it is all up to you! At this point all your do is cut the shape out and roll it up to make you cacti!! 
Use a good tacky fast dry glue or a glue gun to help it set. 
I also had some fun with the terracotta pots making them into glitter pots with Plaid Folkart paints!
Here is a video on how to roll up the felt to make the cacti.
You can put these fun cacti outside, on a desk for decor, really anywhere you want!!
I made 3 smaller versions of the same cacti using the scraps of the felt.
Here is the video on how to make the tiny cacti.
I added the tiny cacti to a a simple layered card to really let the felt cacti be the main focus.  It turned out really fun!  In this picture you can see the difference in size from the big cacti to the smaller ones on the card.
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3 questions
  • Dl.5660408
    Dl.5660408
    on Apr 21, 2018

    So cute, great looking succulents! Is Kunin Felt just a brand name or is there something special about it?

    • Erin Reed | Erin Reed Makes
      Erin Reed | Erin Reed Makes
      on Apr 21, 2018

      it is a brand, but what makes it amazing is that the felt is made from 100% recycled plastic bottles! it is also the felt you find in all the big box craft stores :)

  • Dl.5660408
    Dl.5660408
    on Apr 21, 2018

    So cute, great looking succulents! Is Kunin Felt just a brand name or is there something special about it?

  • Tawny Leste-Carlson
    Tawny Leste-Carlson
    on Jul 23, 2020

    Could you please share your process for getting the terracotta pots to turn out like that? I've used that same craft paint on pots and its NEVER turned out as beautifully as yours. Thanks!

    • Erin Reed | Erin Reed Makes
      Erin Reed | Erin Reed Makes
      on Jul 23, 2020

      there is a video on this link, but i used a based coat for the pots in the same colors as the glitter paint - and you daub the paint on not brush it - 2-3 coats of the glitter paint is best - make it thick!

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