Paper Succulent Centerpiece

Hello, friends! Leigh here to share my paper succulent table centerpiece for Fall Decor Week. I saw a wall hanging on a recent dinner date with my hubby, and it inspired me to recreate it with paper, and the Star Gazer line.


The soft sages and greens on the B sides of the Star Gazer patterned papers were perfect for this Autumn Decor piece. I had the idea to use three different succulent patterns by combining my punches and Silhouette cut files.


To start, I trimmed the black AC textured card stock to the same size as my shadow box frame backing.


I changed the sizes of some of the cut files, and left out some of the punched pieces to give a variety to the sizes of the succulents. That way it added some interest instead of having all the succulents in one color at a matching size.



The three different Star Gazer patterns all assembled to make three different succulent plants. I used a hot glue gun to speed up the process, after curling them with scissors. Photo five is shown for detail.


I found a piece of foam packaging in a box in my garage, and trimmed it to fit inside the shadow box. You can piece your frame backing, and glue down the foam, and then the black card stock so it will stay put and wont shift around in the frame.


I placed the plants in the frame on the diagonal, and added smaller punched vines to add a different texture to the piece. The smaller vines are punched from the turquoise card stock in the Shimelle Glitter Girl Project Pad.


Top view of the finished piece. Notice the odd numbers of each style. Variety and interest are added with the addition of the white American Crafts Textured Card Stock Aloe Vera plants. (Those are a Silhouette cut file as well.)


The full view of the project with some pumpkins and the sign I hand lettered for the sentiment. I added smaller scale punched bits to the sign, and hot glued them onto the Wood Icon Paper Clips from the Star Gazer line.


SUPPLIES: American Crafts Star Gazer 12 x 12 double sided patterned paper Find Joy (#343422), Dream (#343409), Sweet Pea (#343423), Saturyay (#343401), Wood Icons Paper Clips (#343434), American Crafts Textured Card Stock – White (#71259) American Crafts Textured Card Stock – Black (#71260), Shimelle Glitter Girl Project Pad (#343657), Star Gazer Die Cut Shapes (#343431)