Along Came a Spider…
Sometimes flowers have a bunch of nicknames: Airplane plant, St. Bernard’s lily, spider ivy, ribbon plant, hen-and-chickens… However, our favorite name for this amazing papercraft is spider plant. Our paper spider plant looks exactly like the real thing, but it won’t ever wilt or fall apart. And thanks to our friends at Paper-Papers, we are giving you this pattern for FREE. Download your free spider plant pattern below and follow along with our photo tutorial on Paper-Papers to assemble your plant.
For this spider plant, we used Paper-Papers’ POPTONE French Paper. We really dig this paper for botanical paper crafts! It’s sturdy enough to hold its shape and pops! with amazing color. To discover your own perfect plant paper, browse Paper-Papers’ wide selection of French paper here. For the photo tutorial to assemble your spider plant, visit PaperPapers.com.
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- Cutting Machine (optional)
- Craft Scissors
- Low-Temp Hot Glue Gun
- Needle-Nose Pliers/Wire Cutters
- Curling Tool (optional)
- Paper-Papers “Gumdrop Green” Text Weight Paper
- Faber-Castell Marker — White
- Floral Wire – 24-Gauge Paper Covered Green
- PanPastel – Bright Yellow Green
- Small Pot
- Gather tools and materials.
- Cut out paper according to the pattern.
- Use white marker to color the center of both sides of leaves.
- Use PanPastel to add color to edges of the white marker.
- Cut wire in fourths and glue wire to end of leaves.
- Place leaves in the pot and slightly curl them with your fingers or a curling tool.
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Thanks so much for sharing! Love this – it’s incredibly realistic and I don’t have to water it! Win!
YES! One of the reasons we LOVE paper plants, no watering 🙂
Thank you for sharing this very authentic looking spider plant!
Love how some of the leaves are snipped off at the end and some also look a bit “dried out” at the tips, ready for snipping… just like the real plant. There are also solid green spider plants if you want to add variety to the pot.
How would you suggest making the babies, which add a tiered look to the original plants?
Thanks, this was a fun one to make! Maybe our airplant tutorial could inspire the creation of baby spider plants? 🙂 https://liagriffith.com/vellum-paper-air-plants/