This plant is known as the prayer plant because its leaves turn upward every evening. While our frosted paper prayer plant doesn’t have that ability, we think it’s just as beautiful as the real thing. Furthermore, you can easily create your own version of this gorgeous plant with our pattern and step-by-step tutorial — we believe in you! 

One of the fun characteristics of this plant is that its leaves are variegated, which leaves a lot of room for creativity. Our PDF template includes an illustration that you can use as a guide, or you can play around with how you color your leaves. For instance, a prayer plant typically has a white, silver, or light green shade that runs down the spine of the leaf, and the veins that run up the leaves can be different shades of red, light green, or silver. Similarly, the underside of the leaves can also be a shade of red, gray-green, or purple-green. For our frosted payer prayer plant, Meagan chose to color the leaves using dark green, light green, and pink markers.

We would love to see how you color your plant and what you think of this project! As always, you can post pictures on Facebook or Instagram and tag #MadeWithLia. Or share and reach out on our private Facebook group for members

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How to Make a Frosted Paper Prayer Plant

  1. Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the plant pattern above.
  2. Cut paper according to the pattern using scissors or a cutting machine.
  3. Start coloring a leaf with a dark green marker (refer to template for additional guidance).
  4. Use light green marker to color center of leaf, then use a purple marker to add details.

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Photo tutorial for frosted paper prayer plant by Lia Griffith

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Love this frosted paper prayer plant? Check out all of our paper plants for more ideas. And if you like plants with variegated leaves, you might also like our paper pinstripe plant and our paper rattlesnake plant.

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