I kill plants. No joke. The love fern that Matthew McCaughney and Kate Hudson had? It wouldn’t last a day with me. Our love would be dead, dead, dead. I kill cacti and succulents with no trouble whatsoever. Easy!
That is why I loved the idea of a felt plant.
See, I’m not a fan of the fake ones. I don’t know why, but the fake plants are terribly off-putting. However, when they are obviously fake, I appreciate them again. I’ve seen plants made from paper, and bottle caps, and recycled bottles, and…felt. Those are cool.
Isn’t that plant just adorable. Yes, it is obviously fake. But that’s okay, in this case. It is still bright, and happy, and charming. And the best part is…I can’t kill it!
Making your own felt plant is quite easy and completely personal. I’ve outlined the way I went about making mine but always customize materials and directions to what you prefer.
By the way, this is a fun little craft for kids! Especially if you help cut the felt in advance and allow them to use fun colors of felt and glue.
felt. about 2 8 by 10 pieces should do it depending on the size plant you want.
scissors. to cut, obviously.
fabric puffy paint. I used green. But, you could try hot pink or whatever. Go bold! P.S. Colored glue works too!
container/pot. Keep it on the small side, it’s just for show.
moss. or some green stuff to stuff the container with.
hot glue gun. Elmer’s glue works fine for kids.
cut leaves out of the felt. keep the leaves in keeping with the size of plant you want. vary the sizes and shape. not being perfect is perfect!
use the puffy paint to put little dots down the center of the leaves to give it some texture.
I also used a hmmm….what’s that scissor called that makes the zig zags?…but that was an extra step for fun. you don’t necessarily need that.
hot glue your leaves around the edge of your circle.
repeat another layer inside that layer.
for the middle of the plant use three leaves and hot glue their bottoms to each other. hot glue it into the center.
I would recommend using a dab of hot glue on the very end of the leaves and pinch the ends. this is cool, but not necessary.
pop that plant into your container and spread a little green filling around it.
the end. you now have a never-dying plant in your life. if you like, you can even trick yourself into thinking you have a green thumb :)