Hoya Kerrii plants are commonly given as gifts for Valentine’s Day as an alternative to flowers because of their heart-shaped leaves. So if you have a special someone in your life who loves plants, we’re sure they’ll appreciate a handcrafted plant for Valentine’s Day that can last forever! Our paper Hoya Kerrii plant is easy to make, even if you’re a beginner. Just download our pattern and tutorial below to get started.
Plant One on Your Sweetheart
Because the Hoya Kerrii plant has heart-shaped leaves, it’s also known as the Sweetheart Hoya or Heart-leaf Hoya. This is also why it makes the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. And since you’re making it yourself, it’ll be even more meaningful!
To give this paper Hoya Kerrii plant its characteristic bright green leaves, our designer Krista used a chartreuse colored pencil to color the green paper pieces. You can look at the photo tutorial for a better visual once you start working on this DIY project. She also bent her floral wire near the top to make it look more like a growing vine—another feature of the Hoya plant.
If you end up crafting this paper Hoya Kerrii plant for someone, we’d love to see how it turns out! Just remember to use #MadeWithLia when posting on Instagram—or you can post pictures to our Facebook page for members. And, of course, feel free to reach out with any questions. Happy crafting! ~ Lia and team
- Cricut Maker (recommended)
- Craft Scissors
- Curling Tool or Scissors
- Needle-Nose Pliers/Wire Cutters
- Text Weight Paper — PaperPapers Curious Metallic Botanic (this color is now only available in cardstock, which would also work for this plant)
- Green Colored Pencil — Prismacolor Chartreuse
- 24-Gauge Green Paper-Covered Wire
- Thick Paper-Covered Stem Wire
- Dark Green Floral Tape — Lia Griffith Ferns & Moss
- Mod Podge
- Small Plant Pot and Foam (to fit)
- Decorative Stones
How to Make a Paper Hoya Kerrii Plant
- Gather the tools and materials above. Then download the pattern at the end of this post.
- Cut out your paper pieces according to the template, using a cutting machine or scissors. Each leaf requires two pieces of the same size. For our plant, we used three small, six medium, and three large leaves.
- Color the middle of the leaves with a chartreuse colored pencil in a “V” shape (front side only).
- Cut your 24-gauge floral wire into thirds. Apply Mod Podge with a paintbrush to an uncolored leaf piece. Place floral wire in the middle of the leaf and layer a colored leaf on top. Let the leaves dry.
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If you like our paper Hoya Kerrii plant, you might also like our paper oxalis plant, which is another fun one to craft for Valentine’s Day. Or, you can browse all of our paper plants on the site. Have a suggestion? Let us know what you want us to make!
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