Last week we crafted our first-ever paper hyacinth. And today we have another first! It’s so much fun trying out a new flower. And this frosted paper cyclamen plant is a such a sweet little plant to look at.

We’re in love with its delicate, upturned petals and variegated leaves. These are two key characteristics of the cyclamen — and today we are going to show you how to recreate them using frosted paper and art markers.

An Upside-Down DIY

The cyclamen is a unique plant to craft because its flowers are upside down. Also, each flower typically has four petals up and one petal down. You can see how our designer Meagan achieved this by following the tutorial at the end of this post.

Once you’ve crafted your frosted paper cyclamen plant, you can put yours in a tiny pot like we did. Its small stature makes it a great plant to keep indoors on a kitchen counter, a desk, a shelf…really anywhere! Don’t forget to share your version of our paper cyclamen plant with us and other crafters on our Facebook page for members. Or you can always use the hashtag #MadeWithLia.

Skill level: Beginner

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Tools

Materials

How to Make a Frosted Paper Cyclamen Plant

  1. Gather the craft tools and materials above. Then download the flower pattern below.
  2. Print the leaf designs onto a piece of olive paper.
  3. Cut out the leaves using scissors. The flower bits can be cut using scissors or a cutting machine.
  4. Add more color to the center of the leaves with green art markers.

Full tutorial available for members to download below.

DIY photo tutorial for frosted paper cyclamen plant by Lia Griffith

Person holding frosted paper cyclamen plant in pot
frosted paper cyclamen plant in front of window next to empty vases
paper cyclamen plant in pot on book against purple background
frosted paper cyclamen plant in pot on book in front of window

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