You'll love using your Cricut Maker to create this stunning burlap succulent! This burlap will not fray and makes a beautiful addition to your home décor. With a little bit of trial and error, you will love the results of this craft. Experiment with your own design and shapes.
Burlap Succulent Decor: How to Make Your Own
SUPPLIES NEEDED to make your own burlap succulent decor:
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- Burlap (a fairly tight weave works best)
- Tacky Glue
- Pouncer brush
- Wax paper
- Cricut Maker (NOTE: My recommendation is to use the Maker for all fabric projects including this one.)
- Cricut Strong Grip transfer tape
- Cricut green mat
- Terra cotta pot (the one I used was approximately 3 inches in diameter at the top)
- Styrofoam ball
- Hot glue and glue gun
- Cricut succulent file (click here to access the cut file)
I experimented quite a bit to get this technique correct and I thought it would be best to shoot a video. You can watch me talking about cutting burlap with a Cricut Maker. There you will also be able to access the succulent cut file in design space.
Start with the largest succulent piece and glue to your ball in the center ONLY! This will allow your petals to be free and not glued down. Continue stacking the pieces as shown below and gluing only in the center. As you can see, we turned each piece so that it fills in the gaps of the petals on the piece before it.
Continue until you have secured all of the burlap succulent pieces into place. You can then fold up the petals of your project to make it look more realistic. Add more moss under the bottom petals if needed to hold them up and not have any of the styrofoam ball showing.
This burlap succulent decor is now ready to be displayed around your home. I love the way this one looks and it may very well be one of my favorite projects of all time. So, tell us, are you going to try to make one?
- See materials list above.
- Detailed instructions listed above.
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Published September 26th, 2017 10:13 AM
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