If you are looking for unique home decor, try making a paper plant! In addition to our string of pearls plant, Meagan has created this frosted paper Venus fly trap for our February collection. Both plants have plenty of character, and we can’t wait to see how you create them.

Find everything we used linked below, and the tutorial will walk you through the assembly. Even more importantly, we will show you how to make your paper plant look more realistic by curling and coloring the traps. 

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Make it snappy

This plant is known for its traps which are lined with teeth-like bristles along the edges. Because of these tiny, delicate details, we recommend using a cutting machine for this project. However, you can always cut by hand using our printable template. 

Skill level: Beginner (if using a cutting machine) or intermediate (if cutting by hand). 

Crafting tips: Be careful to use a very small amount of glue when making your frosted paper Venus fly trap as the pieces are small. You may use a fixative spray over the PanPastel if you are worried about color transfer (we like this Krylon UV Resistant Clear Spray).

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How to Make a Frosted Paper Venus Fly Trap

  1. Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the template below.
  2. Cut paper according to template notes using scissors or a cutting machine.
  3. Color both sides of points with a white paint pen.
  4. With a fluffy paint brush, shade the center of the trap with magenta pastel; lightly shade the points.

Full tutorial available for members to download below.

photo tutorial for frosted paper Venus fly trap by Lia Griffith

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Want more ideas like this one? Browse all of our paper plants for more ideas. And check out the rest of our February collection!

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