Each month we bring you a new plant tutorial so you can enjoy some gorgeous greenery in your home that does not require any upkeep. For our tropical collection this month, Meagan has designed a frosted paper xanadu plant that is easy to make and great for all skill levels.
To get started, check out our tools and materials list below. Then download our pattern and tutorial at the bottom of the post.
Create your ideal plant
For us, any ideal plant is one we don’t have to take care of! Typically xanadu plants spread out quite a bit and can grow to about 4 feet, so this paper version is also ideal for smaller spaces. Once you’re done crafting your frosted paper xanadu plant, all you have to do is find the perfect spot for it and you can enjoy it year-round.
To recreate this tropical plant, we used mod podge to make the leaves look glossy. Meagan also drew on veins using a white paint pen and gave the leaves some extra detail with a dark green marker. We would love to see your version of our paper xanadu plant, so be sure to share it with us on our Facebook page for members or with the #MadeWithLia hashtag on Instagram.
Skill level: Beginner
Crafting tips: Shape the leaves before the mod podge dries — this will make it much easier! Attaching all of the stems together with floral tape also makes it easy to display your paper xanadu plant in a pot filled with floral foam and topped with some moss or rocks. If you would like additional guidance on coloring your leaves and attaching them to wire, be sure to watch our video tutorial for our alocasia plant, which is very similar in its construction.
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- Lia Griffith Frosted Craft Paper – Conifer Pack: colors 2 and 4
- Floral Tape — Fern & Moss
- Thick Paper-Covered Stem Wire
- 18-Gauge Green Paper-Covered Wire
- Mod Podge – Matte
- Blick Studio Brush Markers — Dark Green (049)
- Uni-Posca Paint Marker — White
- Floral Foam
- Moss or Rocks
- 5″ Pot
How to Make a Frosted Paper Xanadu Plant
- Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the pattern below.
- Cut and score paper according to pattern using scissors or a cutting machine.
- On the dark green leaves trace over the score lines with the dark green marker.
- Add more detail to the leaves using the green marker.
Full tutorial available for members to download below.