One of the really nice features of the Crafter’s Edge Crossover II is that it is designed to cut multiple layers of fabric or paper in one pass. Depending upon the type of fabric or paper the Crossover can cut 1 to 6 layers or more.
So I decided to test this feature and used Beautiful Succulents I die set to create this pot of felt succulents. For more interest, select different shades of green felt.
- Crafter’s Edge
- Felt in Shades of Green
- Floral Wire
- Heat ‘N Bond Ultrahold
- Embroidery Thread and Needle
- Gold Seed Beads
- Small Clay Pot
- Floral Foam
Die cut felt following Crossover instructions. You will have 24 felt cutouts.
Die cut Heat ’N Bond. Cut two Shape #1s and one shape #2. You will have 3 cutouts.
Adhere Heat ’N Bond to two of the Shape #1 cutouts and one of the Shape #2 cutouts.
Remove paper backing from all three Heat ’N Bond cutouts.
Cut floral wire in 4-1/2” lengths. You will need 21 pieces.
Gather seven wire pieces and twist together leaving about 1” untwisted at one end.
Fan out ends. These will be the stems of your succulents.
Cut small holes in the center of two other Shape #1 cutouts and another Shape #2 cutout.
Lay cutouts with attached Heat ’N Bond down on ironing board.
Position the fanned out end of a “stem” on Heat ’N Bond covered surface and adjust wires so that they align with the center of each petal. Place a matching cutout with a hole over the stem and align with bottom shape. Adhere matching shape with iron. Repeat for two other succulents. Bend bottom petals up to create bowl shape.
Starting with one wired petal shape, stack descending-sized petals. Run needle and thread up for bottom through center of stack and then back down through layers.
Run needle and thread up again and add send beads before finally running needle and thread back down and tying off.
Paint clay pot with Chalk paint. Let dry.
Cut and insert floral foam in pot.
Insert succulents into foam and enjoy your Felt Succulent Planter!