Have you ever turned your favorite plant into a paper craft? I personally love ferns and moss! Fun fact: The Pacific Northwest is home to about 40 species of fern. We’ve made paper fern wreaths, some felt ferns, and these potted paper ferns. This time, our designer May created a double-sided crepe paper fern plant for one of our entryways that we recently redecorated (stay tuned for more on that!).

If you love the look of plants and want to add some zero-maintenance greenery to your home or office, try making this paper fern plant! If you have trouble keeping plants alive, this DIY project is perfect for you. Once you’re done making this fern, all you have to do is decide where it goes!

Where the Crepe Paper Fern Grows

Before you make this project, make sure you’ve picked out a pot you want for your paper fern plant. Then fill the bottom with floral foam and top it with faux moss, which you should be able to find at your local craft store. You can use a cutting machine or cut your fern leaves by hand (just download the template below). Make sure your floral wire is at least two inches longer than each leaf. Then, use some hot glue to attach the floral wire to the center of the leaf. Once you’ve done this for all your fern leaves, use the two inches of floral wire we mentioned earlier to stick your leaves through the moss. 

You can make this fern in just four simple steps! We’ve included a photo tutorial below for making this double-sided crepe paper fern plant, but you can also scroll down for printable instructions. If you make this fern (or you’ve made one of our other paper or felt ferns before), make sure to share it with us by using the hashtag #MadeWithLia on Instagram

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A hand holding our potted paper fern plant Double-sided crepe paper fern in pot with two small gold pots and wall mirror Designer holding double-sided crepe paper fern plant Close-up of double-sided paper fern in pot Close-up of paper fern leaves The top view of our double-sided crepe paper fern plant on a tray