Today I am sharing our second crepe paper project since the official release of the crepe line! First was the beautiful blooming magnolia bouquet. Of course, to showcase some of the beautiful greens in our line, I also wanted to make a new project to add to our Potted Plant Series. The Potted Plant Series is easy, versatile, and looks stylish incorporated into any decor scheme. Our crepe paper snake plant was our first potted crepe plant, and now we have this beautiful crepe paper umbrella plant.
Just like the crepe snake plant, this crepe paper umbrella plant uses both Green Tea and Cypress from the line. We also used our green floral tape when crafting the stems. In addition to these materials, you will need 18 gauge floral wire, dried moss, a foam ball and a terra cotta pot, all of which you can find at your local craft store. To make this project, begin by downloading the PDF template below. Cut out each piece of the template and use it as a guide for cutting your crepe paper. Always be sure to cut the crepe paper with the grain. In other words, the grain should be (mostly) parallel with your scissors while you are cutting. You can make some of the leaf clusters with Green Tea and some with Cypress, or you can create clusters that mix both colors! It is all up to you and your creative vision.
I love the Potted Plant Series because it is such a good starting point for exploring your creative options. This series is really all about using one specific technique for creating a plant. Using this technique, you can create any plant that you can dream up! Follow the step-by-step photo tutorial below for crafting your crepe paper umbrella plant. Cut and glue your leaves first, then move on to your terra cotta pot. To add a little bit of flair to our pot, we attached some gold foil with Mod Podge glue. This is a really simple way to incorporate a metallic accent to your plant. Place your foam ball into your pot and cover it with moss. Last, arrange the stems by sticking the floral wire into the foam ball. You know the drill by now! These are great for office desk decor or housewarming and hostess gifts. Anywhere that could use a touch of greenery! If you ever have suggestions or requests for the next project we should include in our Potted Plant Series, feel free to write in to firstname.lastname@example.org. Look forward to plenty more crepe paper projects in the near future, and browse our membership options to start crafting with us! Lots of love ~ Lia