How cute is this paper watermelon peperomia that Meagan designed? This paper plant is a perfect summer craft and makes such unique home decor. Just download our template below and follow along with our video tutorial!
Along with our template and tutorial, we have also linked everything we used for this paper plant below.
You’re one in a melon
This plant is known for its round leaves that feature silver and green stripes. These markings resemble a watermelon — hence the name of the plant! To recreate these characteristics for our paper watermelon peperomia, Meagan used PanPastel to color the entire leaf. Then she drew on the lines and layered her colors with a dark green brush marker and two different green colored pencils.
Due to all the coloring, and because the leaves are a bit challenging to glue onto the wire, we are calling this an intermediate paper plant. However, the leaves are simple to cut by hand if you do not have a cutting machine.
We’d love to see your version of this paper watermelon peperomia! Be sure to share your creations with us by posting photos on Instagram with the hashtag #MadeWithLia or on our Facebook page for members.
Skill level: Intermediate
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- Craft Scissors
- Needle-Nose Pliers/Wire Cutters
- Curling Tool
- Cutting Machine (recommended)
- High-Temp Hot Glue Gun
- Lia Griffith Extra-Fine Crepe Paper – Merlot
- Lia Griffith Frosted Craft Paper – Succulent Pack Color: 2
- Floral Tape — Fern & Moss
- Floral Wire – 24-Gauge Paper-Covered Green
- Thick Paper-Covered Stem Wire
- Tacky Glue
- Blick Studio Brush Markers – Dark Green (049)
- Colored Pencil — Olive Green (PC911) and Spring Green (PC913)
- PanPastel — Hansa Yellow Tint (220.8)
- 3″ Floral Foam Ball
- 4″ Pot