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Craft Crush Felt Succulents Kit
- Perfect gift for tweens, teens & adults: create beautiful felt succulents with ease
- No green thumb no problem: you don't have to be a master gardener to make these pretty succulents
- Simple step-by-step instructions: you simply take each piece of felt, roll it, secure it with a rubber band, and then adhere it to the bottom of the paperboard frame. You then take the pieces of chalk and gradate the leaves or petals to your liking
- On-trend DIY decor': when you're done, set it out in a sunroom, living room, or even on your kitchen table or island for an attention-getting centerpiece
- Complete arts & crafts kit: kit includes 4 chalk pastels, 20 felt shapes, 14 rubber bands, 1 paperboard box frame, and 1 double-sided adhesive sheet
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You don't have to be a master gardener to make these pretty succulents. You simply take each piece of felt, roll it, secure it with a rubber band, and then adhere it to the bottom of the paperboard frame. You then take the pieces of chalk and gradate the leaves or petals to your liking. When you're done, set it out in a sunroom, living room, or even on your kitchen table or island for an attention-getting centerpiece. Talk about a fun craft that'll grow on you.
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No green thumb? No problem!
Talk about a fun craft that’ll grow on you.
You don’t have to be a master gardener to make these pretty succulents. You simply take each piece of felt, roll it, secure it with a rubber band, and then adhere it to the bottom of the frame. You then use the pieces of chalk to color the leaves to your liking. When you’re done, set it out in a sunroom, living room, or even on your kitchen table or island for an attention-getting centerpiece.
- Make 18 succulents to display in a frame
No need to shop for anything; we’ve done that for you and put everything they’ll need right inside the box.
Easy to make
Just roll the pieces of felt and secure with a rubber band. Then color the leaves with chalk to make them more realistic!
You don't have to use the frame we've given you, place the succulents in other vases, bowls, or terrariums for a pretty display. (1 kit is shown, terrariums, bowl, moss and rocks not included)
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1- rolling the succulents - do not expect your end result to look like the manufactures if you follow their directions. You will find that as you roll the felt, the petals end up just layering one another on 2 sides, which doesn't make for a nice rounded succulent. I had to strategically roll/clip the felt to get a nice round look which was very time consuming. I have to imagine that they cut their petals and perfectly placed them to look like what you see on the box
2- the rubber bands - many snapped as I was using them. The ones that didn't snap immediately, did so later. I sat this project aside for a day and came back to it to find many more rubber bands snapped (that were holding my succulents together). Not too happy to have to re-roll many of the succulents again because.....well see #1. I ended up hot gluing the bottoms of the rolled felt to avoid any further cursing dome from my mouth.
3- the chalk - I'm thinking maybe felt and chalk just don't mix so maybe not their fault...but then again, don't sell a craft where the chalk is an important step. Don't get me wrong, the chalk makes the succulents go from just ok to great looking. The problem is the chalk doesn't adhere to the felt. You have to re-apply the chalk over and over again. If you bump the petals...poof! The chalk is in the air and up your nose instead of on the petals. I finally decided to chalk each succulent and then hairspray to set the chalk. For the most part this worked but it begs the question, should this project be this difficult!
Bottom line: lovely craft but you need patience and some ingenuity to pull off getting it to look good
All in all I liked the result, but it took much more calculation that just rolling up felt and sticking the flowers in the box.
2. The directions have numerous inaccuracies. They start by telling you to fold the base along score lines, but don’t tell you *which way* to fold different sections, skipping to an unhelpful picture of a folded base. At a different point, different segments are given letter identifiers, but the directions reference letter “i” which is nowhere in the diagram. Still later, you are told to cut 8 felt petals in a certain way when the diagram shows 9 cut. I could go on, but you get the idea.
3. The actual felt pieces are terrible. I studied the guide closely and realized I wasn’t given the correct pieces for one of the succulents, and the felt strips were frequently stuck together and had to be carefully torn apart. I wasn’t initially sure whether or not to tear them apart because it seemed like maybe some felt was intentionally “thicker.” The colors of the felt I was provided do not match the guide well, even accounting for the fact that you color them with chalk at the end. Rolling the succulents was also a terrible process, as I realized that the way the “leaves” are spaced, you will end up with a very lopsided plants that don’t look real at all—unless you again get out the hot glue gun and take up a tiny bit of slack as you roll, in order to vary the placement of the leaves. Otherwise you end up with a funky succulent that only has leaves on two sides, and there is no way to fix it just by manipulating and tweaking the finished product. So throw out the rubber bands and plan on extra time to hot glue every plant as you roll.
4. At the end, markmaking with chalk on felt was difficult and started to shred the felt into a fuzzier texture so that I actually trimmed around the edges to keep a crisp look. The limited, bright color palette of chalk does look nice on the plants, so don’t skip the chalk even though it’s a pain.
4. The included adhesive to stick the plants to when you’re done doesn’t hold them well enough, but I found it useful to tentatively arrange and stick the succulents onto the adhesive square before hot gluing them into place.
All told, this project was more time-consuming than expected, with worse materials and directions than I had hoped. I’m not thrilled with the outcome, although I am displaying it on my coffee table for now. If given the choice to do this again, I would just buy some real succulents and save myself the hassle.
Edit: pictures added.