DIY Succulent Notice Board

Throughout April we are celebrating DIY Month and today we’ve got a super trendy, yet practical make for you.

Punctuate your living space with our colourful DIY Succulent Notice board! This is a clever way to display your notes and photographs whilst adding a sprinkling of floral fun to your home décor! For this make, we’ve created a variety of felt flora and fauna that you can clip onto the board in order to showcase your memories, important to-do lists, and more!

Succulents are still a huge trend and what’s great about these beautiful felt versions is that they don’t need to be watered! You can experiment with different shades of felt to create a variety of plants and flowers and accessorise your board.

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We love the colours and patterns of the Let’s Celebrate paper pad from First Edition – they complement this stylish make perfectly. You can find Maxine’s step-by-step for this project below…  

 

You will Need:

First Edition 12” x 12” Let’s Celebrate Paper Pad

Thick Cardboard

Chicken Wire

Dovecraft Felt, Ribbon, Mini Pegs

Wool

Simply Creative Pearls

Strong DIY Tape, Hot Glue Gun

 

How to Make:

1. Cut two identical pennant shapes from the thick card.

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2. Cut the centre from one of the pennant shapes, leaving a substantial border around the aperture.

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3. Use the pennant shape as a template and cut out a sheet of the beautiful Let’s Celebrate paper to cover the front of your board. You will need to cut out the aperture from the paper too.

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4. Carefully cut the wire to fit behind the aperture you created in the card, allowing 2cms extra to allow you to tape it securely to the back. Use a strong DIY tape to adhere the wire to the card, ensuring that you cover any sharp edges.

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5. Adhere the Let’s Celebrate paper to the front of your pennant shape.

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6. Now cover your second pennant shape with a paper from the Let’s Celebrate paper pad. We used a complementing design from that which will cover the front of our board.

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7. Cut small strips of the thick cardboard and attach them to the edges of your second pennant shape. This means that when the two pennants are adhered together, there’s a space between that will allow for the pegs to be clipped to the wire. 

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8. Punch two holes at the top of both banners in order to thread ribbon through to hang your banner.

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9. Adhere both pennant shapes together.

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10. Using wool, create a number of tassels to decorate the bottom of your notice board and adhere them with hot glue. Trim the tassels to neaten them up if needed.

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11. Make a selection of different flowers and succulents from the Dovecraft felt.

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12. Add a peg to the back of the flowers with a hot glue gun so that you can attach them to your board. Adhere some of the flowers to the edge of the frame for added decoration, if you like.

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13. Clip your pegs to the notice board. You can now add your notes and photographs! String a length of ribbon through the holes that you punched earlier, secure, and hang in your chosen spot.  

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Will you be creating your own succulent board? We’d love to see if you create your own! Don’t forget to #Trimcraft when uploading to social media and to share your projects in the Inspiration area.

 

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