Sunday, 18 March 2018

Paper Succulent Home Decor Project

Good morning friends

I have a fun  project to share with you today. Last year my friend Kelly gave me a sweet little glass ball with succulents, which I loved. Unfortunately they didn't make it through the summer, but I kept the pretty glass ball intending to add some more succulents to it.


When I got the 2-D and 3-D Succulent dies by Lynda Kanase (Sizzix), I got right to work and made some succulents using her printed paper pad. They fit perfectly in the glass planter, and I don't need to worry about over or under watering them!




Tips & Tricks:

  • Barrel Cactus - Cut 10 times from the Succulent Serenity paper pad and assembled as per directions on the die packaging.
  • Succulents - Edges inked with Distress Oxide inks then curled around a pencil before adhering the petals together.
  • Medium succulent - Cut 6 petals from the Succulent Serenity paper pad and assembled as per directions on the die packaging
  • Small succulent - Cut 2 medium and six small petals from the Succulent Serenity paper pad and assembled as per directions on the die packaging
  • I found it helpful to use a strong glue. I used the Lineco PH Neutral adhesive, which I've been using for the last year and I love it.
  • The 3-d pieces were then placed inside the container, which already had the soil, moss and gravel inside it. I did not secure them, as they are just nestled right down into the soil & moss.

I'm so happy with how this project turned out! I moved the glass bowl from my kitchen counter to a shelf in the family room that needed a little greenery but would be difficult to add water to real plants.

Supplies:
Green card stocks
Brusho - Color Craft
Succulents 2D & 3D - Lynda Kanase (Sizzix)
Patterned paper - Succulent Serenity - Lynda Kanase (Sizzix)

Thanks for stopping by today

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