We love plants, but we prefer to craft our own versions out of paper or felt. You don’t have to water a paper plant, you can keep it forever, and you don’t have to worry about it harming your pets. This particular plant is poisonous to cats and dogs, so we definitely recommend making this crepe paper heartleaf philodendron instead of bringing the real plant into your home.

To achieve the shiny, dark green leaves of the heartleaf philodendron, our designer Meagan used mod podge on our double-sided crepe paper in ferns and moss. She also used a Copic sketch marker to darken the leaves and give them more detail. When you’re ready to color your own paper leaves, you can use our template as a guide.

If you need some ideas for where to keep your crepe paper heartleaf philodendron, we think it looks great on a table, on a shelf, or as a hanging plant. Once you’ve crafted yours, share it with us! Just post pictures on Instagram with the hashtag #MadeWithLia. You can also share pictures on our Facebook page for members. Happy crafting! ~ Lia and team

How to Make a Crepe Paper Heartleaf Philodendron

  1. Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the pattern below.
  2. Cut leaves according to the pattern notes, using your scissors or Cricut Maker.
  3. Glue a 4-inch piece of wire between the two leaf halves using tacky glue.
  4. Paint both sides of the leaf with mod podge using a paint brush.

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DIY photo tutorial for crepe paper heartleaf philodendron by Lia Griffith

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If you love philodendrons, our white knight philodendron is another fun plant to make. It’s a bit more complex, but the leaves are so striking! Or you can browse all of our paper plants for more ideas.

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