Welcome, friends! Happy weekend! I was away in Chicago this past week and am here again this week, and since I haven't been able to get crafty (sad, I know), I thought I'd share with you the Mother's Day gift I made my mom. It is a beautiful DIY Paper Flower Succulent Terrarium. This would make a perfect weekend project, either for a gift to yourself or to someone else!
The best part? These succulents won't die! So even if you are terrible at keeping plants alive like me, these ones will last forever! ;)
Before you get started, you will need some basic supplies to help get you started. Here is what you'll need:
Coloured Cardstock of your choice
Floral Dies or Floral Punch
Rich Razzleberry Ink
Mint Macaron Ink
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Glass Bowl or other planter
Rocks and/or Pebbles
Green Faux Moss
Coloured Spanish Moss
Hot Glue Gun
Cut the floral foam to size (a square is fine). You will need it to be small enough to fit inside your planter, ensuring there is enough room around and slightly on top of your planter for you to place your stones.
Hot glue the floral foam to the bottom of your planter to ensure it stays in place.
Once your floral foam is in place, place your stones/pebbles all around the floral foam with a light layer on the top.
Die cut your floral dies using your Die Cutting Machine, or use you floral punch. I used the *sadly* retired Succulent Dies from Stampin' Up! Colours used are Coastal Cabana and Rich Razzleberry.
Edge the Coastal Cabana floral die cuts with Rich Razzleberry Ink using your Sponge Dauber.
Edge the Rich Razzleberry floral die cuts with Mint Macaron Ink using your Sponge Dauber.
Using your Bone Folder, slightly curl the succulent petals.
Build your succulents by layering the various sizes to create your succulent using Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere each layer.
Before adding your paper succulents to your terrarium, add a thin layer of the green fauz moss, and then add in some coloured spanish moss, ensuring your scatter it randomly overtop of the green moss. You do not want to completely cover the green moss as you want both to show through when your succulents are on top.
Play around with where you want to place your succulents inside. Once you are happy with your succulent placement, hot glue them onto the moss.
I know it is a lot of steps, but as long as you have everything you need, I swear it will be easy! If you need any help with this, please comment below and I'd be happy to assist.
Here are some more photos so you can get a closer look.
I do hope you love today's project! I just love making handmade gifts, so be sure to check back soon for some more idea's.
Oh, and in case you're looking for another fabulous floral idea, click on THIS LINK for a DIY Daisy Bouquet!
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