Duct Tape Succulents and Faux Pinch Pots
by Mark Montano Follow

If you have a black thumb like I do, why not make these duct tape succulents!  They don't need water and you can make them in any color!  Watch the short video tutorial here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdMF-neg6ns 

Recap

  • YOU'LL NEED:
    Duct tape in various colors
    Decorative paper (scrap book paper works)
    Americana Decor Chalky Finish in Lace
    Heavy plastic bottles
    Colorful fish tank rocks
    Wire
    Scissors
    Paintbrush

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  • Place strips of duct tape side by side on the back of some decorative paper
    Cut the tape covered paper in strips and then in 1" to 1 1/2" pieces
    Cut the pieces into 10 small, 10 medium and 10 large leaves
    Bend two of the smaller leaves and glue them together
    *This is the center of your succulent

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  • Continue working out from the center ending with the largest leaves

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  • Tape 6" pieces of wire on the back of decorative paper (or scrapbook paper)
    *Leave about 2" - 3" hanging off of the edge
    Cut into long, slim leaves leaving the wire as the stem
    Slightly warp the bottom half of a heavy plastic bottle over a flame
    *If you're working inside, make sure a window is open!
    Paint them with several coats of Americana Decor Chalky Finish in Lace

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  • If you want, fill the pots with a piece of styrofoam 
    Add the long slim leaves
    Fill with colorful fish tank rocks
    Add the duct tape succulents and you're done!

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