Felt Plant

Felt Plant


Kalanchoe beharensis (Felt Bush)

Kalanchoe beharensis (Felt Bush) is a succulent shrub that becomes tree-like as it slowly grows up to 12 feet (3.6 m) tall. It has woody…

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How to Make Felt Succulent Mini Pots

We can’t get enough of the many types of beautiful succulents. And although some plants do well, such as our DIY succulent planter in a pineapple painted mason jar, unfortunately, others are not so easy to care for. So we decided to create felt succulent mini pots that everyone can enjoy without the stress of keeping them alive. We designed these printable succulent patterns that can be used to make potted plants or other succulent decor accents, such as a succulent spring wreath or a succulent book mark (we’ll be sharing these fun project how-to’s soon) or a pretty girl’s headband.

The pattern comes with 5 different types of succulents that resemble a mother of pearl, houseleek, hens and chicks, stonecrop, and a zebra plant. You can use all of them or just one in particular. These potted felt succulents would make pretty centerpieces when grouped together or as a gift giving idea for any succulent lover or non-green thumb friend or family member in your life! The package includes a 14 page succulent garden no-sew felt pattern guide as a digital file.

Materials Needed to Make Felt Succulent Pots:

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  • DIY Felt Succulent Pattern(available for purchase and instant digital download on our Etsy shop)
  • Wool Felt in a mix of succulent colors (we used this beautiful wool felt), 5 sheets of felt at 9”x12” each
  • Fabric Scissors or a Cricut Maker or other Cricut machines (patterns available as an SVG file as well)
  • Hot Glue Gun and clear glue sticks
  • Small Clay Pots, 2 clay pots at 1.25” size and 3 clay pots at 2” size
  • Styrofoam balls, small sized (to fit inside each clay pot)

Instructions for Making Potted Felt Succulents:

Download and print the felt succulent patterns for all 5 types: mother of pearl, houseleek, hens and chicks, stone crop, and zebra plant.

Select your felt color for each of the 5 different types of succulents. I chose purples and blue shades for hens and chicks and mother of pearl, and then I chose green shades for houseleek, stone crop and zebra plant to make them look as realistic as possible.

Using a pair of fabric scissors, cut out all pieces from one succulent pattern at a time.

Alternatively, if you have a Cricut, you can upload the SVG file and cut each succulent in half the time! Click here to learn how to upload a SVG file into Cricut Design Space.

Follow the instructions provided in the pattern to assemble each succulent. Once assembled, the succulents are ready for potting. And no soil needed here! We used two different sized clay pots: the larger pots were for hens and chicks, houseleek and mother of pearl. Whereas, the small clay pots were used for stonecrop and the zebra plant.

Insert one styrofoam ball in to a clay pot and press the top of the styrofoam ball down to create a flat surface. The styrofoam ball should be lower than the top rim of the clay pot.

Working quickly, add glue to the top and center of the styrofoam ball and press one succulent in place centering it over the pot.

Repeat with the other succulents if desired to create your own little succulent garden. Enjoy!

And if you’re interested in other felt patterns and ornaments, you can check out our free poinsettia flower pattern as well as our no sew ocean life felt ornament patterns or woodland animal themed felt ornament patterns. You can also make these Tweety felt bookmarks and this felt Easter basket.

Gardening Tips

How To Design A Safer And More Enjoyable Garden For Older Adults
Gardening is a favorite activity among older adults as growing vegetables and flowers can be rewarding in so many ways. However, there are hidden dangers in the garden that can cause elderly people to fall or get injured. According to the World Health Organisation, approximately 28-35% of people aged 65 and older fall each year. This can lead to limb injuries, hip fractures, and traumatic brain injuries, so it’s crucial to take certain safety measures to ensure that our elderly loved ones stay safe while engaging in their favorite hobby. Here are some tips to design a safer garden for older adults.

Create shade
If your garden gets a lot of sun, it’s important to create shade areas to keep older adults comfortable while gardening. A pergola, an oversized umbrella, or a striped awning are easy to put up and can keep elderly people protected from the harsh rays of the sun. You can also encourage your loved one to garden either early in the morning or late in the afternoon. The sun is at its most intense between 10 am and 3 pm, so it may be best to stay indoors during these hours.

Have a proper place for gardening tools
One of the best ways to keep your home and garden safe for older people is to have a proper place for gardening tools. Never leave tools scattered on the ground or lean them against walls or fences as these can be tripping hazards for elderly people. Store and organise tools in the garage or shed, and make sure to clean each one thoroughly to prevent rusting. To make gardening safer for your elderly loved ones, paint the handles of gardening tools such as trowels and pruning shears in bright colours so they’re easy to spot even in dark areas.

Plant fragrant and colourful flowers
As we age, our sense of smell, sight, hearing, and taste diminishes, so it’s a good idea to plant colourful and fragrant blooms to make gardening more enjoyable for older people. For a treat for the eyes, plant vividly-coloured flowers such as fuchsia pink petunias, deep violet dahlias, yellow calla lilies, and red anemones. For a fragrant garden, magnolias, sweet pea, roses, gardenias, freesia, and lilacs can fill the air with intoxicating scents and make gardening more pleasant for your loved one.

After gardening, encourage your elderly loved one to wash up and check for cuts, scratches, and insect bites and see if they need immediate attention. Follow these tips to keep older people safe and happy while they’re in the garden.

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