DIY Polymer Clay Succulents

I cannot keep plants alive to save my life. I forget to water them or I over water them if I happen to remember to do so. But I love the look of plants in the house, so creating faux plants is the next best thing because buying pre-made ones doesn't allow for creative and often are more expensive than making them yourself. Plus it's super easy to make some succulents out of polymer clay.

Materials

  • Polymer Clay
  • Tools to shape your Clay
  • Oven

Instructions

Take various shades of polymer clay, I used a variety of purples, greens, yellows, and browns. If you are mixing the clays together, make sure it's completely combined so there are no streaks. Plus mixing the clay together makes it easier to work with.

Create balls of clay, these will create the leaves of the succulent. The bigger the ball, the bigger the leaf.

Create balls of clay, these will create the leaves of the succulent. The bigger the ball, the bigger the leaf.

Pinch each ball using your fore finger and thumb to create a tear drop shape. Optionally, you can then use your thumb or a rounded edge tool to create a dent in the circular end of the shape.

Pinch each ball using your fore finger and thumb to create a tear drop shape. Optionally, you can then use your thumb or a rounded edge tool to create a dent in the circular end of the shape.

Layer the leaves around in a circle to create your succulent plant. Use smaller leaves as you go up to resemble a real succulent.

Layer the leaves around in a circle to create your succulent plant. Use smaller leaves as you go up to resemble a real succulent.

Bake in the oven following the instructions of your polymer clay.

Bake in the oven following the instructions of your polymer clay.

Place and decorate whatever you want with your polymer clay succulents.

Place and decorate whatever you want with your polymer clay succulents.

If you create these yourself, let me know how your project goes! And if you would like me to do any more DIY crafts, let me know what you want to see in the future and I'll try to make it happen!