There is nothing like getting inspiration at the last moment! These gold paper succulents are my project for the third installment of Cricut Design Space Star. Our team chose gold as our theme and I wasn’t inspired….until just yesterday. After scrolling through the Cricut Design Space library, I came across a 3D flower pack which led me to a succulent pack and inspiration hit.
I love succulents, despite my inability to keep them living. Something about watering them. :) Anyway, I really like the faux succulents I’ve seen that have been painted gold and I thought a paper version would be fabulous. Gold is so warm and lovely and perfect for a fall table. These little succulent pots with the Be Thankful flag are ideal for each guest’s spot!
I chose the succulent pack by Lia Griffith. There are six different sizes of petals, three of each, plus two helicopter-like pieces. To assemble, cut into the point end of each of the petals. I found that the length of the snippet should lengthen just a bit as you move from large to small. A longer cut allows for the petal to curl more.
The cut tips should then be layered over each other and glued in place.
Each set of three petals should then be glued together to form a cup.
Place a pin in the largest of the petal cups and then stack the other cups from largest to smallest. Make sure to offset the cups as you stack. The final two helicopter-like pieces go on top.
I employed the write-then-cut option this time and WOW! is it cool! Many times in my life, I’ve wanted writing on a small creation and after much frustration, I wonder what I was thinking. Not anymore! The Cricut Explore both writes and then cuts whatever I want. These BE THANKFUL flags were a cinch. After they were written and then cut, I used a bit of glue to attach them to a skewer.
To hold the little succulents, I used mini terracotta pots I painted creamy white and detailed with a gold paint marker. I put a little square of floral foam in the bottom to stick the pin of the succulent in and the flag skewer.
The best part? These gold beauties are unkillable and can be used year after year (or all year round!).
This post is in partnership with Cricut. I received the Cricut Explore as part of the Cricut Design Space Star Competition. All opinions are my own.