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I love summer camp crafts. You know the ones you’d do every year at summer camp and collect in your room for years? Those are the types of crafts my boys always wanted to do with me. Simple, fun and easy to display in your room. Today I have a summer camp inspired pineapple craft for you to do with your kids (or by yourself I won’t judge) along with a Contour Sweet & Succulent Steel Rule Die giveaway!

Summer camp inspired pineapple pot with felt succulent craft!

If you’ve never used a die cutting machine before basically you purchase things that act as stencils to cut out materials (usually paper). The Spellbinders Platinum machine can cut through 40 different materials of varying thickness & cuts up to 6 layers in a single pass with their Contour Steel Rule Dies. Basically it’s awesome and no electronics needed (which is a summer camp craft must).

To make this fun pineapple craft start by painting a small ceramic pot yellow. Depending on the age of the kids you can use acrylic paint and brushes or spray paint.

Summer camp inspired pineapple pot with felt succulent craft! Summer camp inspired pineapple pot with felt succulent craft!

While your paint is drying, work on making the cute little felt succulent. You can never kill a felt succulent so they’re my favorite kind. Felt is NOT my favorite to cut for crafting but the Spellbinders Platinum machine with the steel rule dies can cut through them like their paper. It’s crazy! I tried both soft and hard felt and I liked the harder felt better! I used the Contour Sweet & Succulent Steel Rule Die.

Summer camp inspired pineapple pot with felt succulent craft! Summer camp inspired pineapple pot with felt succulent craft! Summer camp inspired pineapple pot with felt succulent craft! Summer camp inspired pineapple pot with felt succulent craft!

Basically you just sandwich everything together (depending on your dies and materials) and run them through the machine by just cranking the handle and perfectly cut pieces come out the other end.

Summer camp inspired pineapple pot with felt succulent craft!

Play with the layering and when you’re ready use some hot glue to adhere the pieces together.

Summer camp inspired pineapple pot with felt succulent craft!

When the pot is dry, add pineapple details with more paint or a brown permanent marker. The easiest one for kids is to just make diagonal lines each direction.

Summer camp inspired pineapple pot with felt succulent craft! Summer camp inspired pineapple pot with felt succulent craft!

Now you can add your succulent to the pot if you want a potted plant look. I stuffed extra felt into the pot and glued the succulent on top.

Summer camp inspired pineapple pot with felt succulent craft!

OR you can make a little treasure box by painting a pot base and glueing the succulent to the bottom to create a lid.

Summer camp inspired pineapple pot with felt succulent craft! Summer camp inspired pineapple pot with felt succulent craft!Summer camp inspired pineapple pot with felt succulent craft!

Spellblogger giveaway

Ready to make some fun projects with your own Spellbinders Platinum machine? Enter the giveaway hosted by other Spellbinders Bloggers below and make sure to stop by their sites to check out their fun projects while you’re at it!

All For the Memories
Inklipse
Love Create Celebrate
Scrap-Escape
Mine For The Making
Tinsel and Wheat
Houseful of Handmade
Jazzy Paper
Decor8YourLife

Author

Allison Waken is the founder, writer, photographer, and content creator of All for the Memories and All for the Boys.

30 Comments

  1. Hi! This is Sandi, Decor8yourlife, your fellow bloghopper! Nice to meet you! Great blog! and love your ideas! Crafty hugs, Sandi

  2. Hi Allison ~ I love this sweet idea…my grandbabies would LOVE this, especially the treasure box feature! I’ve been frustrated working with felt with my current die-cutting machine because I just can’t seem to get a decent cut. This machine sounds like the perfect solution. Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful week. ~HUGS~
    #kindnessmatters

  3. ,Mary Holshouser Reply

    I love cactus but don’t want to have to take care of them.
    Your project is just what I need.
    Great project.
    thanks for sharing.

  4. Love pineapples Love this project as well. Thank you Spellbinders for hosting this Giveaway.

  5. What a super cute project!. I o9ve it. I am really going to have to try doing this. tfs. Sue (msmartinigirl1 on you tube.

  6. EVELYN MENDEZ Reply

    Super cute! I need to try this with my granddaughter. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  7. Carolyn Farnsworth Reply

    What a cute project!!! I have never used felt before. After seeing this, I will sure give it a try. Thank you for sharing!!
    Carolyn
    YT: SirPounceALot

  8. This is such a cool project! I love how it is easy enough for a younger child yet can be made by an older child also by adding more technical steps to it! Perfecto! TFS!

  9. TracyM #6773 Reply

    Fabulous felt folige!
    It’s wonderful to have an everlasting succulent => Thank You for sharing 🙂

  10. What a cute project, I love it, and a very good idea. My grandbabies would love doing that.

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