Pot it Like it’s Hot!

For our newest version of the frosted paper potted paperwhite, Meagan shows in the step-by-step photo tutorial below the technique of using the steel balls tools for shaping your petals. This will give them a bit more life and make them look more realistic. Make sure to read her crafting tip below for extra guidance! 

Once you have finished your stems of flowers and leaves, fill a container with half of a foam ball or a piece that is shaped for your dish. Then you can cover the foam up to the rim of the container with decorative rocks. I love to use wood bowls or boxes for a natural look for this winter flower display.

We’d love to see your version of our frosted paper potted paperwhite! In addition to displaying them in your home, the finished piece makes a great gift for the winter holiday and especially a birthday gift for any December birthday.

Skill level: Intermediate

Crafting tip: Use a smooth, soft surface when shaping petals using steel ball tools like an ironing board or a folded-up piece of smooth fabric like a hand towel or t-shirt.

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How to Make Frosted Paper Potted Paperwhites

  1. Gather your tools and materials. Then download the flower pattern below.
  2. Cut out paper according to template using scissors or a cutting machine.
  3. Shape the petals using the steel ball tools. Press into each petal gliding the ball along the edge of each petal and then in a circular motion in the center.
  4. Flip the petal over and press the smallest ball into the center of the petals.

Full tutorial available for members to download below.

frosted paper potted paperwhites tutorial by Lia Griffith

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DIY frosted paper potted paperwhites with crepe paper pine branches