Free Live Workshop: Upcycled Paper Bag Succulents


We are about to celebrate our 10th anniversary here at Lia Griffith HQ, which has me reminiscing about my favorite craft projects we have made throughout these years. The paper succulent was one of my original posts, and I still see it as timeless and one of my favorite beginner projects. So for this month’s free workshop I am showing an updated version that anyone can make — these upcycled paper bag succulents!

.Just check out our supplies list below to get started. Then check the instructions for how to join our free workshop.

upcycled bag succulent plants

We’re succas for succulents

My team and I have made many variations of succulents over the years. But I have really wanted to create something lately that would be simple for anyone to make and wouldn’t require you to buy a bunch of supplies. One version that has been tapping me on the shoulder is to use recycled material and markers or colored pencils on hand. So besides a recycled grocery bag and color, all you need for this DIY craft are a pair of scissors and some glue.

This freebie includes the templates for three succulents in a PDF and an SVG file for cutting machines. The PDF is also arranged so every piece needed is on your print. This will give you the option to use the PDF printed onto cardstock as your material for the finished succulent if you choose a paper other than the kraft bag. 

Ready to join us for the workshop? These upcycled paper bag succulents are a great project for a craft night with friends or a group of young crafters. So do share this link with anyone you feel would enjoy this project!

Skill level: Beginner

Crafting tip: You can pot these upcycled paper bag succulents like we did, or arrange them into a lush wreath like this one

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Gather your tools and materials — and remember you can use what you have on hand! Next, download the printable template if cutting by hand or the SVG file if you’re using a cutting machine. Both of these downloads can be found at the end of the post.

Make sure to have your succulent pieces cut if you want to craft along with me during our live workshop on March 10th at 11am PST. (The video player will appear at the top of this page one hour before we begin.) Otherwise you can watch the replay here anytime.

upcycled paper bag succulents
paper succulents
DIY succulents made out of paper
handmade paper succulents
upcycled paper bag succulents and paper succulent wreath