Felted Faux Succulents

Felted Faux Succulents

If you’ve ever read my “About Me” page, you’ll know that I’m a self-taught crafter. Everything that I’ve tackled on this blog started with a semi-failed initial attempt! Just look back a year or so in my archives and you’ll see some more than embarrassing photos…. speaking of which, I should probably go remove some of those! Today, I’m sharing my first adventure in felting with some DIY felted succulents. Sharing the good and the bad… lol. 


I started by gathering the supplies I needed: a few colours of raw sheep’s wool, a felting needle (and replacements!), and a foam block.

I actually ordered all of my supplies from a tiny little Canadian company called Bear Dance Crafts.


Once I had all of the supplies I needed, I simple put the needle to the felt and started shaping my succulents! I chose to make succulents for my first project because they have a beautifully distinct look that I thought I could try to capture :) Make sure that you work on a foam surface, and keep lifting your project to ensure the felt doesn’t get attached to the foam!

Here’s how my felting experiment turned out:

For this first one, I used a classic deep green, and just shaped all of the edges into ovals.

green succulent

I wanted to use the deep purple for my second succulent, but I realized quickly that it was hard to differentiate the “leaves”, so I decided to add some grey felt, and give each “leaf” a nice border.

purple succulent

I stuck with my grey border for the final succulent, but used a brighter colour and rounded off the “leaves”.

Blue succulent

I still have a LOT to learn in this area, but I’m sharing my learning experiences as I go! I’m pretty happy about how these cute little faux succulents turned out :)

three succulents

Have you tried felting before? Any suggestions for my next project?!

window succulents


27 thoughts on “Felted Faux Succulents

    1. Thank you!! I’m no good at plant upkeep either! That’s why I had to come up with this idea! Lol. Thanks for pinning :D

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