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« on: June 04, 2018 01:47:54 PM »

 I made this 3D papercraft bouquet of succulent "flowers" as a Happy Birthday card for my daughter.

For all succulents:
cut the pieces, sponge on some ink, and curl the edges of the petals a little bit. Be generous with color.  Layer on greens and browns and highlight with red or white. White adds tremendous depth.

The circular flower-like succulents are made by stacking layers.

--Cut two sets of petal rounds for each "bloom".  Stack them to your liking.  You won't need every piece, and after gluing the stack use spare petals to fill in bare spots.
--Roll the smallest layer into a loose cone for the center.
--Use dimensional glue dots (foam) as your adhesive between the bigger layers to add height.

The purple trailing plant, which is cut as a long strip with leaves on both side, is wrapped and glued around thick floral wire or a skewer or toothpick or whatever you have.  Fill in bare spots with extra leaves.

The blue and the beige sprigs were a pain.  I glued them painstakingly, leaf by leaf, on a toothpick (beige) and small tube of paper (blue).  I'm sure there's a better way to make these.

The base/basket is 3" diameter styrofoam ball that I had covered with strips of wood grain paper.  The foot of the planter is a snap-together curtain grommet (left over from another crafty project) wrapped with the same paper strips. 

After your large succulent pieces are adhered and have dried, go back around and fill in empty spots with spare leaves. 

Free cutting files : http://www.extremepapercrafting.com/2017/06/paper-succulents.html
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« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2018 05:55:35 PM »

wow! this is really pretty and will thrive far longer than a plant (in my house anyway). thanks for the free cut files as well.

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« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2018 11:35:41 PM »

Cool!  There is a lot of visual dimension, even being made out of paper! 

« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2018 05:48:43 AM »

Gorgeous! I can't believe you created these yourself!!! They're amazing.

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« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2018 07:46:31 AM »

This is a card and a gift! Lovely!

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« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2018 02:45:38 PM »

Fantastic!  I adore this project!

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