Faux Succulents you can make with your Teens

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It’s crafting day! Yay! I’m sure you’ve scoured the Internet trying to find the perfect craft to do with your kids or teens. These Mini Faux Succulents are so much fun in so many ways! You’re able to make these for your home or even give them away. When you’re in a pinch and want to make a cute gift for someone, this is the craft for you.

Recycled Mini Succulent Craft

Getting creative shouldn’t be hard! Now is your chance to make something that may look hard, but it’s actually really easy. When I sat down to do this craft, I wasn’t sure how it was going to turn out, you never do. However, as I began working on it, I was amazed at how truly easy it is! If you have scrap felt on hand, this is the perfect gift for you!

Adding green to the inside of your home shouldn’t be hard and I’m going to show you how easy it can really be!

Supplies Needed to make Faux Succulents

As you are deciding which craft to do with your kids, you may be wondering which supplies are needed. I think the supply list is actually quite simple and you might have some of these items in your craft collection already!

  • Plastic bottle cap – Most of us have a plastic bottle cap laying around. It’s nice to be able to recycle them and make a fun craft! Don’t forget to save your future bottle caps, so you can make lots of these succulents.
  • Scrap felt – I can’t tell you how much scrap felt I have laying around the house. I love that I can use scrap felt and make as many succulents as I want. If you are in need of felt for this craft, you can order it here.
  • Pencil – I know many of you have pencils in the house. The biggest problem might be finding a pencil sharpener.
  • Scissors – Ah, the trusted scissors. This is such a great way for kids to get extra practice with their scissor cutting abilities.
  • Need and thread – Again, a really fun life skill for kids to learn and they won’t even realize they are learning something so unique!
  • Glue – Don’t forget the glue, you’re going to need it to help you keep everything together!

All of the supplies needed for these   Succulent crafts are inexpensive and budget friendly. Who says that crafting has to be expensive?

Handmade Faux succulents

What You Need to Make These Mini Faux Succulents

  1. Plastic bottle cap
  2. Scrap felt
  3. Pencil
  4. Scissors
  5. Needle and thread
  6. Glue

Tools Needed: Plastic Bottle Cap and Scrap Felt Craft

Supplies to make Faux succulents

How to Make Succulent Centerpieces

Have you ever wondered what you can put in the middle of the table to make your decor pop? These Recycled Mini Succulent Centerpieces are awesome. Not only are they easy to make, but they are easy to decorate with too. I’m going to teach you how to make them and we’re going to have fun in the process.

Select brown and green (or any color of your choice for the succulent) colored felt fabric. Trace the round shape on the brown paper and the twirl pattern on the fabric selected for the succulent.

felt to make faux succulents

Cut out the traced patterns from the felt. 

Cutting the felt for the faux succulents

Take the twirl felt cutout and start to roll it from its outer edge. 

Felt faux Succulent Flower

Coil the entire pattern towards the center of the pattern. Apply glue on the center and join the coil with the glued part. Or you can also stitch the rolled pattern with the center. 

sewing Brown felt

Take the brown round cut out and work running stitch around its outer side. 

Sewing felt for faux succulent

Pull the 2 open ends of the thread after you’re done stitch around the border of the round felt. Pull the 2 ends to form a pouch pattern. 

sewing the succulent

Fill the felt pouch pattern with scrap felt. 

sewing the felt succulent

Pull the open ends of the stitched thread more tightly to close the pouch and secure its filling. 

Faux succulents

Now you have an adorable faux succulent to enjoy. I love making these and giving them as gifts. They also make great decor for the house.

Faux succulents

Where Can I Put a Faux Succulent?

What if you’re terrible at taking care of real plants, what’s next? Faux Succulents are next! You can place these in your house, office, or in your car and they will never die. Gone are the days in which you have dead succulents all over your house. You can easily make these and place them wherever you want. That awesome pop of green is everything!

The next time you’re in a mood for a fun centerpiece, give these succulents a try. Even if you don’t think you’re crafty, you may be amazed at how easy they are to make. Make these for your neighbor and brighten their day. What is your favorite part of making these succulents?