Crepe paper is such a great material for making paper flowers and plants because it can capture the beautiful natural texture that you see with fresh botanicals. I love our metallic paper version of the philodendron, but it was time for a crepe paper philodendron. Especially now that our beautiful extra fine crepe is finally available to craft with! Plus, this crepe paper philodendron looks beautiful next to the crepe paper snake plant and umbrella plant.
This potted plant uses our gorgeous double-sided crepe in Ferns & Moss and Cypress & Green Tea. Start this project by downloading the PDF template below. Cut out each shape and use them as a guide for cutting the crepe. Pay special attention to the grain lines while you are cutting! Each leaf is made from two pieces of crepe in order to get that color variation that we have in ours. You can easily make your crepe paper philodendron leaves one color on each side, but we decided to mix it up a bit. Once you have your crepe pieces cut, use a low temperature hot glue gun to attach your leaves to 18 gauge floral wire. After gluing the leaves, gently pull and curl them outward and downward so that the leaves droop a bit. This will make it look more real!
Now that the leaves are ready, you can wrap the floral wire with green floral tape. Follow the step-by-step photo tutorial below for visual instructions! To prepare your pot or vase, stick a foam ball in and cover it with dried moss, all of which you can find at your local craft store. Finish off your crepe paper philodendron by securing the floral wire into the foam and arranging the leaves randomly. I don’t mean to be biased by I think this might be my favorite of the Potted Plant Series so far. I love showing off the variety of greens! Browse all of our paper botanical projects or take a look at our crepe paper selection in the shop. Until next time! ~ Lia