Ditch those finicky houseplants and embrace the low-maintenance charm of a paper plant! This month's collection is all about celebrating the lush energy of early summer, and this Cardstock and Watercolor Peperomia Plant is a perfect fit. Plus, its bright green, watermelon-esque leaves perfectly capture the vibrant spirit of the season. Could there be a more fitting plant for your summer decor?

Paper Perfect Peperomia

While the Cardstock & Watercolor Peperomia Plant requires a diverse skillset, it's ultimately an intermediate-level project. However, for our more experienced crafters seeking a relaxing summer "gardening" project, we highly recommend giving this one a try! You can use your cutting machine if you'd like, but those sweet heart-shaped leaves won't be a problem for your detail scissors if you prefer to cut by hand.

Interestingly, the name "peperomia" derives from the Greek words "peperi" (meaning pepper) and "homoios" (meaning like), referencing the tiny dots that pepper their leaves. These charming plants come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, making them a popular choice for indoor spaces. Further, these beauties represent friendship, so obviously -- you have to make two!

When designing this project, we wanted to focus on making it look as realistic as possible. So, many of the techniques used in the tutorial will work towards that goal. For instance, we think watercolor a wonderful tool for creating the soft veining on your peperomia's leaves. No sunlight or soil required!

Once you've painted and curled your leaves, assemble them using green floral tape and 24-gauge paper-covered floral wire. Bearly Art Precision Craft Glue is your best friend here, ensuring each leaf stays securely in place. Lastly, all that's left is showing off your masterpiece!

Showcase your finished Cardstock & Watercolor Peperomia Plant on a sunny windowsill or as a centerpiece on your dining table. Also, if you took our advice and made two, show off your plant bestie in our crafters' community! Or, share your peperomia plant with us on Instagram using #MadeWithLia.