If you have not been following our Potted Plant Series, then I suggest you start now…I can’t get enough! Gorgeous house plants that won’t die? And they are perfect for anyone who has plant allergies? It’s too good to be true! So far we have 5 plants in the series, and they are all made with metallic text weight paper. Naturally we wanted to start making some using our crepe paper line. So here is our first crepe paper plant in the Potted Plant Series: a crepe paper snake plant!
To make your crepe paper snake plant, start by printing the PDF template below. There is no SVG cut file with this project. Make sure that you are also cutting the crepe with the grain, as the template shows. The template includes multiple sizes of leaves so that you can create some variety in your plant. While you are cutting your template, cut two pieces of crepe for each leaf. When you start assembling the crepe paper snake plant, you will be sticking a piece of floral wire between the crepe strips to form each leaf. Just as with the previous projects in this series, you will also need a terra cotta pot, a foam ball, dried moss and floral wire to make this project.
For our leaves we used the colors Cypress and Green Tea from the Lia Griffith crepe line. Use hot glue to attach a piece of floral wire between each leaf, leaving an inch or two of floral wire coming out of the bottom of the leaf. After doing this with each leaf, you can move on to preparing your pot or vase. Place the foam ball inside the pot and cover it with dried moss. You should be able to find all of these materials at your local craft store. If you want to create some color detailing on your snake plant to resemble the real thing, use art markers and color directly onto the crepe. We used Winsor & Newton markers in Sap Green and Emerald for this particular project.
Once your pot and your leaves are ready, simply stick the floral wire ends of the leaves into the foam. Arrange randomly and your potted crepe paper snake plant is ready to display in your home or give as a hostess gift! Check out our metallic paper snake plant to explore different materials, and browse all of our crepe paper flowers for more inspiration. Feel free to write in with suggestions for other potted plants you would like to see in this series, and head to our membership page to join our crafting community if you haven’t already! Lots of love ~ Lia