Ferns are one of our favorite plants to make, and today we are showing you how to make a new variety. Featuring small, round leaves and thin stems, this frosted paper button fern is a great way to add some greenery to your home. And it also makes a thoughtful gift!

Because there are a lot of small pieces to cut, we recommend using a cutting machine. But of course there is always the option to cut by hand.

frosted paper potted button fern

As cute as a button

To make our frosted paper button fern look more realistic, Meagan cut varying lengths of bind wire. Our template below shows you exactly how much wire to cut as well as how many leaves to place on the different lengths of wire. Once you’ve cut all your pieces, just follow our photo tutorial to assemble your potted plant.

We love how the stems trail down and think this plant would look so pretty on a mantel or shelf. Be sure to share your version with us by tagging #MadeWithLia on Instagram or posting photos to our Facebook page for members!

Skill level: Beginner. 

Crafting tip: Be careful not to use too much glue! We love the art glitter glue for this project because of the thinner consistency and smaller applicator. 

Styling ideas: We styled our frosted paper button fern with our handmade clay knot.

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How to Make a Frosted Paper Button Fern

  1. Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the pattern below.
  2. Cut paper according to template using scissors or a cutting machine.
  3. Trim bind wire to length indicated in PDF template.
  4. Tape both ends of wire down to work surface.

Full tutorial available for members to download below.

frosted paper potted button fern tutorial by Lia Griffith

frosted paper button fern

handmade frosted paper button fern

frosted paper button fern

DIY frosted paper button fern and handmade clay knot

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