Although I’ve been otherwise occupied with Halloween decorating this month I did make something pretty and totally unrelated to the season. Its paper, of course, and is beautiful enough to hang on my wall year-round! Today I want to brag about my paper succulent wall art- AND share with you all my free cut file I used to create it!
First of all, I have to give credit to the amazing inspiration piece I found on Pinterest. REBECCA AT THE CRAFTED SPARROW created the most beautiful framed succulents using her Cricut Explore Air, and I pinned it some time ago, promising to make it.
When it came time to fill some wall space in my craft room/ guest room, I consulted my empty frame
hoard… collection… and her tutorial. The only bummer, was that she used succulent cut files from a paid designer. I thought to myself- PSH. I can make shapes like those on my own! And I did just that! I’m so proud of the result I wanted to to share it with the world. (Affiliate links for the products in this tutorial used when possible).
If you would like the step by step walk through for assembling the succulents I encourage you to visit The Crafted Sparrow (which even has a video tutorial)! And just go there anyway to ogle all the crafty goodness!
The first task? Picking the paper, of course!
Next, I found three lonley frames that just so happened to nest together perfectly.
The top frame is the one and only Ikea Ribba frame! Best $1.99 I’ve spent in some time! I cut a piece of thick card stock to fit the frame as my base. I hot glued the other two frames together for dimension, but left the Ikea frame unattached for assembly. Each succulent layer was curled and adhered with a dot of hot glue in the center. I attached each completed succulent to the card stock in the frame using dimensional foam pieces (another Crafted Sparrow suggestion!) The final step was to hot glue the succulent frame to the larger frames.
This could be the perfect craft for some desktop greenery you never have to water!
I absolutely love my wall art! Its the perfect piece for my craft room/ guest room. It also adds some greenery to the room in my house with the least amount of natural light. I’d have to try real hard to kill this plant!
Okay, so enough bragging. You want to make one yourself. You want the goods- the free cut files! I’ve included a variety of shapes and layers in one 8.5″ x 11″ sized file. I’ve created a Studio file for my fellow Silhouette users and an SVG file for everyone. If you are NOT Yet the proud owner of a cutting machine, but interested- Take a Look at the machine I recommend (affiliate Link)!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy the cut files and use them to create something amazing! I’d love to see your projects, so feel free to contact me or comment with a link to your own creation! Want more cut files? Be sure to follow my Printables and Cut Files board on Pinterest where I’ve collected other craft freebies!
Are you a Project Life crafter? I also have a Watercolor Journal Card Freebie for you!