There is something about a trailing ivy that feels a little whimsical, which makes it a great project for this month’s craft collection. Designed by Meagan, our crepe paper English ivy plant features long vines made out of floral wire and lots of leaves attached with floral tape.
To get started, check out our supplies list with all of the tools and materials linked below. Then download our template and step-by-step tutorial.
Our only plants are to make this ivy
This crepe paper English ivy is a great way to bring some greenery into your home that requires zero maintenance. Making it out of paper or felt also means you can control the size of it and how it looks. For example, maybe you want to add more vines and leaves, make longer (or shorter!) vines, or use a certain shade of green crepe paper.
As always, we encourage you to get creative with our DIY crafts! We’d love to see your version of this crepe paper English ivy, so make sure to share it with us by using #MadeWithLia on Instagram or posting photos to our crafters community page.
Skill level: Intermediate since there are a lot of pieces to attach
Crafting tips: Make as many vines as you like to make your plant larger or smaller! To make longer vines, you can attach multiple 18-gauge wires together using floral tape.
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- Craft Scissors
- Needle-Nose Pliers/Wire Cutters
- Curling Tool
- Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo 4 (optional)
- Lia Griffith Double-Sided Crepe Paper — Ferns & Moss
- Floral Wire – 18-Gauge Paper Covered Green
- Floral Wire – 24-Gauge Paper Covered Green
- Tacky Glue or Art Glitter Glue
- Floral Tape — Green
- Posca Paint Marker 3M Fine Reversible Bullet — Ivory
How to Make a Crepe Paper English Ivy Plant
- Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the pattern below.
- Cut crepe paper according to template using scissors or a cutting machine.
- Glue a 4-inch 24-gauge wire between two leaf halves.
- Add details to one side of each leaf using a white paint pen.
Full tutorial available for members to download below.
Love this craft idea? Explore all of our paper plants for more ideas. Or explore our DIY home decor.
Are you having trouble? Feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help you out.
This is going to be fun and beautiful. I’m so glad I am able to get back to making. This will go with all our flowers or as is stand alone.
This is definitely one of my new favorites!
I wanted to share a tip that is working for me when wrapping each individual ivy leaf stem. I found the width of the floral tape made it hard for me to wrap around 18 gauge wire. I cut the width of the tape in half and found it was much easier to wrap the stem.
That is a great idea, Kathy!
I know you can make as many leaf’s as you want, how many were made in the photo?
I am counting 50 leaves on this plant. 🙂
Are there other colors of crepe paper you could/would recommend making this ivy from?
This is made from double-sided so you could really use any greens.