Time Required :
About 30 minutes
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

desert succulent arrangement

This faux succulent arrangment is trend right, rustic and perfect for any small table or mantel.
Step 1

Project Note: You can use either the Cricut® Explorer Air™ 2 or the Maker™ when making this project. See the "Tip" under Step 3 to guide you when cutting from either machine.

First, click here to access the arrow design Cricut® Design Space™. 

Step 2

Next, click ‘Make It’ at the top right of your screen and then ‘Continue’ at the bottom right of the next screen. 

Step 3

Now, follow the prompts in Design Space™ to cut the design from your vinyl.

TIP: Choose 'Vinyl" in the materials list; then, if you are cuting from the Air™ 2, turn your dial to "Vinyl" and click the Cricut® icon button on your machine to cut. If you are using a Maker™, after you choose your material, click the blinking Cricut® icon button on your machine. 

Step 4

Use scissors to cut your design from the vinyl sheet; then use your weeder tool to remove the excess vinyl around and inside the letters and images.

TIP: When you’re done, only the vinyl design itself should be left on your backer paper. 

Step 5

Cut a piece of transfer tape that is a bit bigger than your design. Peel the sticky tape away from its backer paper. (You can just discard the paper.) 

Step 6

Place the sticky transfer tape (sticky-side down) on top of your vinyl design. Use the scraper tool to burnish the design, to make sure it’s completely stuck to the tape.

TIP: To burnish, use your scraper tool to rub the vinyl all over, especially along the vinyl’s edges. 

Step 7

At one corner, gently peel away the backer paper, leaving the vinyl design attached to the transfer tape. 

Step 8

Now, place the transfer tape onto the front of your wooden box. Make sure your design is centered and straight. Burnish the vinyl once more to make sure it’s completely stuck to the wood. 

Step 9

Gently peel away the transfer tape. 

Step 10

Measure and cut floral foam to fit inside of the wooden box. Use hot glue to hold it in place. 

Step 11

Pour a container of rocks over the floral foam. 

Step 12

Cut the stems shorter on the faux succulents and place them in the rock-filled container. Arrange as desired.

TIP: Keep clusters of succulents together and leave areas to see the rock for a trend-right arrangement.

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