Our 10-year anniversary as a business has us reminiscing about all of the projects we’ve created — and how far we’ve come! It’s always fun to look back on something you made a long time ago and see how your skills have improved. One project that comes to mind is this snake plant we made back in 2016. As you can see there is a big difference between that first design and this painted crepe paper snake plant!
To start crafting this paper plant, check out our supplies list below. Then download the template and tutorial at the end of the post.
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This painted crepe paper snake plant is such a fun one to get creative with. Plus it looks so realistic! Featuring sword-shaped, pointy leaves with variations of green stripes, Meagan’s tutorial will show you how to assemble and paint your leaves to resemble a true snake plant.
As always, you can use the crepe paper and paint colors we linked below, or use what you prefer. We’d love to see your version of this paper plant, so be sure to share photos on our crafter’s community page. Or post on Instagram with the hashtag #MadeWithLia.
Skill level: Intermediate
Crafting tips: Use a stiff pant bush and blot the paint on to get more texture. Be sure your Mod Podge is fully dry before painting the leaves. You can make as many leaves as you wish to best fit the pot you have.
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- Kai 8″ Scissors
- Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo 4 (optional)
- Needle-Nose Pliers/Wire Cutters
- Lia Griffith Double-Sided Crepe Paper — Ferns & Moss
- Floral Wire – 18-Gauge Paper Covered Green
- Mod Podge – Matte
- Americana Paint — Avocado and Hauser Dark Green
- Floral Foam, Moss, & Pot
How to Make a Painted Crepe Paper Snake Plant
- Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the template below.
- Cut out crepe paper according to template using scissors or a cutting machine with a rotary blade.
- Glue a wire between two matching leaves using mod podge.
- Trim any misaligned edges using scissors then paint both sides of the leaf with mod podge.
Full tutorial available for members to download below.
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Just a comment – I made these miniature following your technics and they turned out beautifully. (3 inches and less). I put them in minature pots and gave them to my sisters as a remembrance of my grandmother’s snake plants. Thank you so much for figuring it all out.
Oh my goodness! Did you share photos on the community page? I want to see them.
Sorry it does not state in the instruction. Are we gluing the large leaf halves together?
This is Meagan’s project, but I am going to say yes, you will glue them together with the white glue.