How sweet is this heart-shaped plant that Meagan made? Our paper string of hearts plant is an easy project to craft and perfect for Valentine’s Day. But what we love even more is that it’s subtle enough to keep out and enjoy year-round — or you can always gift it to a loved one.

This is a simple pattern to cut by hand, or you can use our SVG file if you prefer to use your cutting machine.

DIY paper string of hearts plant

Craft to your heart’s content

We think you will have so much fun crafting this paper string of hearts. To replicate this gorgeous trailing plant, Meagan used natural bind wire to create the thin, delicate vines. She also added dark green dots to each leaf and colored her bind wire so some of the vines are green and some are light purple. These little details are what will make your plant look more realistic, and we will show you how to do all of this step by step in our photo tutorial below.

Crafting tip: If using a cutting machine for this project, it will be easier to color the leaves while they are stuck to the mat.

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How to Make a Frosted Paper String of Hearts Plant

  1. Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the template below.
  2. Cut paper according to template using scissors or a cutting machine.
  3. With the white paint pen, add a dash of paint to the top of each leaf; then use the art sponge to spread it, giving the surface a white-washed look.
  4. Using the dark green marker, add 2-4 dots to the white-washed leaf; then use the art sponge to dab the leaf, multiplying the dots in a random way.

Full tutorial available for members to download below.

photo tutorial for frosted paper string of hearts by Lia Griffith

DIY frosted paper string of hearts
Handmade paper string of hearts plant
frosted paper string of hearts
paper trailing plant

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Like this project? Browse all of our paper plants to see what else you can make. Or check out the rest of our January collection.

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When you’re finished crafting this frosted paper string of hearts, remember to share it with us on Instagram by tagging #MadeWithLia or by posting it to our private Facebook page for members. We can’t wait to see your version of this paper plant!