Felt succulent planter pot

I have been working on making this hanging pot decoration (soon to come in another post!) but I wanted to add my own plants to the pot.

At first, I thought I should make an origami plant pot as I already make a lot of origami decorations, but I decided against it as the paper might bend in the pot.

Instead, thinking back to my Felt flower box frame that I created last year and the fantastic Hobbycraft felt succulent tutorial, I decided to make some succulents.

First, I found this empty pot – actually it’s a candle holder IKEA but I see no reason why it can’t be repurposed! Then I cut a shaped block of dry foam to fit the inside.

I cut out my felt petals and leaves in different colours and shapes. I planned on using hot glue to stick the petals together and attach to florist’s wire to stick into the foam block and hold them in place.

I only did leaves and one type of succulent for the felt frame, but I was a bit more adventurous here. I made three types of shapes and colours. The white petal succulent is probably my favourite but it does take the most effort!

Afterwards, simply arrange in a way that’s pleasing to the eye, but also sits within the pot and doesn’t stick out too much. We want to cover the dry foam completely to make the pot look full.

It took me a month to finish the hanging decoration, but most of it was in the last day after I had finished this pot. Previously I was working on it so slowly, but now I had creative drive again!

Materials needed:
– white/grey/cream/dark green felt sheets
– Oasis dry foam block
– florist’s wires
– small metal pot

Tools needed:
– hot glue gun

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