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Unique Ways To DIY And Craft Fake Succulents

Inside: The best ideas for making DIY fake succulents and cacti for your home and displaying them.

Last week I was so lucky I managed to sneak in some window shopping in London. Not for clothes, mind you but all the fabulous home interior stores and departments such as Liberty’s, the Conran Shop, Anthropologie and West Elm, plus many more small ones.

Whilst drooling over all the fabulous furniture and accessories, I noticed the trend for house plants. Natural or fake, the trend shows no signs of going away.

Personally, I love fake succulents or cacti, SO LOW MAINTENANCE!

I particularly love the ones that are crafted out of different materials. I gathered some unique ways to make these fake plants for your home. Whether out of paper, yarn, pinecones, fabric, plastic or other material.

Fun Ways To Make Fake Succulents

Get your green thumb ready (or not, because these plants are fake) and learn how to create DIY artificial succulents; some of them look so real your friends will be begging for your gardening secrets. Perfect for those who can’t keep a plant alive or want to add low-maintenance greenery to their space. Let’s get crafting!

20 ideas for DIY fake succulents

20 Unique DIY Fake Succulents

A collection of fun ideas for making fake succulents for your home. Best of all, you won't have to worry about properly "taking care" of these faux plants, watering them, or repotting them, and you can place them anywhere in your home, no matter if there's a lot of sunlight or if it's in the darkest corner, they will still look fabulous.

Succulent Planter ideas

If you want somewhere to put your upcycled fake succulents and cacti, check out these upcycled tin can planters.

Or, for colour, check out these upcycled rainbow planters and five-minute Moroccan tile planters. And you can display them all on these upcycled planter shelves.

If you liked these DIY faux succulent crafts, you should check out this fantastic collection of cactus, pineapple-themed crafts ideas and wonderful botanical crafts.

Sew Crafty Crochet

Wednesday 18th of July 2018

These are all such great ideas! I love cacti and succulents, so I'm pinning this right now! Thanks for sharing at the Summer Time Fun Link Party!

Claire Armstrong

Wednesday 18th of July 2018

Thank you so much. I know you love them I love your scarfs.

Mother of 3

Tuesday 3rd of July 2018

Oh my goodness; who knew there were so many great ways to get that succulent look?? I love these; especially the sweater one. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Summer Time Fun Linky. Pinned.

Claire Armstrong

Wednesday 4th of July 2018

Thank you. I had fun making the sweater felt one.


Saturday 23rd of June 2018

These projects are all so sweet. I've tried your lovely plastic bottle idea and I've made a crochet cacti in the past, I think the felt is next on my list to have a go at. I think succulents are pretty easy plants to care for anyway but these are even better, just a light dusting once in a blue moon!

Claire Armstrong

Saturday 23rd of June 2018

I’ve knitted a cacti before which looked pretty realistic but I do like the look of the crochet ones. Thank you

Rebecca | R&R at home

Friday 22nd of June 2018

Love these!! So cute!! We'd love for you to come link up at our new party Wall to Wall DIY Wednesday over on R&R at home (!!

Claire Armstrong

Saturday 23rd of June 2018

Thank you, and thanks for the invite.

Marie | DIY Adulation

Thursday 21st of June 2018

These are all fantastic ideas! The best part is I don't have to worry about keeping them alive ;) lol. Seriously loving your paper mache cactus! That definitely needs to find a place in my home. Thanks for sharing your round-up with us at Merry Monday this week!

Claire Armstrong

Thursday 21st of June 2018

Thank you. The paper mache cactus is in my son's room and he loves it.