hand painted paper black begonia plant

Unbeleafably spooky

Our tutorial below will show you how to combine text weight paper, cardstock, and crepe paper to make your own paper black begonia plant. You will also learn how to make your leaves look more realistic by adding PanPastel and using a paint pen to draw on veins and other details. As always, you can get creative here and play around with the shape and size of the dots on the leaves.

For an extra spooky touch, we put our paper black begonia in a black vase. We’d love to see your version of this paper plant so be sure to share photos with us on our crafters community page. Or post pictures on Instagram and Facebook with the hashtag #MadeWithLia.

 Crafting tip: Work quickly after applying the glue because it dries fast.

How to Make a Paper Black Begonia

  1. Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the pattern below.
  2. Cut paper according to template notes using scissors or a cutting machine.
  3. Glue an 18-gauge wire between a black and a purple leaf.
  4. Add veining details at the center of the score marks on the black side of the leaf using a white paint pen.

Full tutorial available for members to download below.


paper plant black begonia tutorial by Lia Griffith

paper black begonia DIY paper black begonia handmade paper black begonia paper black begonia plant handmade paper black begonia

Explore More

Love this project? Explore all of our Halloween crafts for more DIY ideas. Or check out all of our paper plants!



This content uses links from which we may earn a commission. Disclosure.