The orchid is a show stopping bloom and one that I have wanted to make yet another in paper for the longest time. You can find my dendrobium paper orchid in this post and my phalaenopsis orchid pattern and tutorial here. With my paper orchid design, I decided to create a potted version that would make a gorgeous gift or to grace my winter table scape. The plant design itself is made of seven blooms, three on one stem and four on the other. They vary in size as they climb the stem, and are surrounded by a flurry of long, luscious paper leaves in a deep metallic green. To make this paper orchid, begin by downloading the flower pattern below. If you have a cutting machine you can click on the SVG, and if you will be cutting by hand then download the PDF and print the templates. I used a text weight metallic paper in Ice Gold to make the petals and added color to the center pieces with a gold and copper foil pen (shop this project below if you want to do the same!). The leaves were made from metallic Botanic green, also in text weight.
Once all your petals are cut, you can assemble the blooms by following the tutorial below. To create this potted paper orchid, begin by choosing a vase to match your decor. Place some pebbles in the base to add weight then fill with a piece of floral foam. Top with a layer of moss and you can pop the orchid stems into the foam – perfect! With a little floral wire, floral tape and foam, I took a solo bloom design and made it into a lush plant. Of course one bloom would make such a pretty gift topper, don’t you think? If you are inspired to make any of my paper flowers, please do share your pictures with us using the hashtag #DIYDreamingWithLia. We LOVE seeing our designs out there in the world, so let us know what you’re up to and we will share our favorites! Enjoy! ~ Lia