After sharing our paper rattlesnake plant a couple of months ago, some of you asked us to design more plants with printed leaves. While we’re always brainstorming what to make next around here, we love to hear your requests. After all, we’re here to help you craft what YOU love! Our designer Krista is an expert at creating unique paper plants with beautiful markings. And today, she’s done it again with this paper passion caladium plant!
Caladiums come in many different color combinations, and their leaves can be shaped like hearts, arrows, or lances. You can follow our tutorial to make this plant exactly the way it looks below. Or you can get creative with it and come up with your own colorful version!
Did you know that being around greenery can make you feel less stressed and more creative—even if it’s not the real thing? Crafting can do this for you too! Research has shown that crafting regularly can help you practice mindfulness, improve your mood, and help you feel more relaxed.
Along with brightening your day, this paper plant is a great way to brighten up your home or office decor. Our photo tutorial will show you how to color your leaves with PanPastel and add those fun pops of color with acrylic paints. Of course, you can use whatever colors you like best. But since this is a tropical plant, you’ll want to go with something more on the vibrant side!
When you’re done crafting your paper passion caladium plant, show us your work of art by using #MadeWithLia on Instagram or Facebook. You can also share it on our Facebook page for members. Happy crafting, friends!
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- Cricut Explore Air 2
- Craft Scissors
- Low-Temp Hot Glue Gun
- Needle-Nose Pliers/Wire Cutters
- Art Sponge
- Curling Tool
- Mod Podge
- Text Weight Paper — PaperPapers Poptone Jellybean Green and Basis Olive
- Blick Matte Acrylic Paint — White and Red Medium
- PanPastel —Perm. Green Shade (640.3) and Hasana Yellow Shade (220.3)
- Thick Paper-Covered Stem Wire
How to Make a Paper Passion Caladium Plant
- Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the plant pattern at the end of this post.
- Cut and score your paper according to the template notes, using scissors or a cutting machine.
- Use an art sponge to blend PanPastel onto each leaf; shade darkest in the middle and lighter to the edges.
- With a paintbrush, apply white paint dots to leaves first; then apply pink dots.
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Make More Paper Plants
Love the leaves on this paper passion caladium plant? Be sure to check out our paper cyclamen plant, paper oxalis plant, and our White Knight philodendron. All of these plants have gorgeous markings and great texture!