Paper Succulent Template: How to Make Paper Succulent Flowers
I’ve had many requests to create a Paper Succulent Template – yup you guessed it we are making a paper succulent flower! But what is really exciting is that I am giving one of the templates as a sample away to you totally free today.
Succulents are a highly desired primitive desert beauty so bringing them into my paper flower collection was a must! I took the time to actually create 3 different succulent designs! Despite the slightly different petal tips each of these succulents are made the same way. Let me share my supply list so we can get started!
- Paper succulent templates –Find a free sample version when you join the community below via the pink button OR download all the succulents here!
- Glue Gun
- 65-pound cardstock
- Scissors and/or cutting machine (Cricut Explore Air 2 Machine)
Grab your free succulent paper flower template in my Freebie Vault when you join my creative community! Find it under the small flower templates section!
Begin by cutting out all your petal layers. I use 6 different petal sizes – 2 of each for every flower. You will therefore have 12 petal layers per succulent. Cutting machine measurements are as follows:
- 1st (largest petal) – 3 x 3 inches
- 2nd – 2.5 x 2.5 inches
- 3rd – 2.2 x 2.2 inches
- 4th – 2 x 2 inches
- 5th – 1.6 x 1.6 inches
- 6th – 1.3 x 1.3 inches
Fold all the petal point up, this is going to give the succulent depth. You can try to make it so all the petals flow the same direction for a cleaner look.
The next step is to begin layering. Start with gluing your 2 largest petals on top on another by adding glue to the center. Try to not directly stack them but have the petal alternate as shown in the 4th block above.
You will continue adding in the remaining 10 succulent petal layers until you reach the middle. When you get to the very last tiniest petal layer try to curl the petals around each other a bit and pinch the bottom before gluing in for a more closed center. You can use a thin wood dowel for curling if you want to.
Enjoy you succulent beauty and tell me how you used this paper succulent template in the comments below! If you want to know how to stem a paper flower you can find that tutorial here!
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