Although it is fairly simple to find tropical plants at a grocery store or garden center, we would much rather make our own versions. Last summer we made a few tropical plants in various shades of green, so we wanted to create something a bit more exotic and colorful. This frosted paper Guzmania is perfect for beginners and will look so beautiful in your dining room, on your mantel, or on an entryway table. 

All you need is a few tools and materials plus our flower pattern below. This flower is easy enough to cut by hand, but you can always download our SVG file if you prefer to use your cutting machine.

Oh my Guzmania

This frosted paper Guzmania is such a gorgeous flower, And it’s also very simple to make! In fact, older kids who know how to use a hot glue gun could easily help you craft it or even make it on their own. 

If you look closely, you will see that our frosted paper Guzmania varies in color from light pink to medium pink to dark pink. To get that ombré effect, we used three colors from our pink frosted paper pack and colored the petals with a spray tint. Not only does this add color to your flowers, but it also maintains the color of your paper as well.

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How to Make a Frosted Paper Guzmania 

  1. Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the flower pattern below.
  2. Cut paper according to the pattern using scissors or a cutting machine.
  3. Spray the base on both sides of petals with spray tint to create an ombré effect; use coral bell on darkest petals and osiana peach on two lightest pink petals.
  4. Starting with the smallest, lightest pink petals, use hot glue to attach the first petal to the tip of the stem wire.

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Photo tutorial for frosted paper guzmania by Lia Griffith

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