Recently we shared a tutorial for how to make a Phalaenopsis orchid, also known as a moth orchid for its open blooms that almost look like wings. Today we are going to show you how to turn those blooms into a beautiful potted plant that you can display on your desk at work, place in your entryway at home or give as a gift for a loved one. Once you make your potted paper orchid, we guarantee you will fall in love with this no-maintenance decor!
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- Crepe Paper Orchid Bloom Template & Crepe Paper Orchid Bud Template (download below)
- Lia Griffith Double-Sided Crepe Paper – Sangria & Aubergine, Green Tea & Cypress
- 18-Gauge Green Paper Covered Wire
- 24-Gauge Green Paper Covered Wire
- Floral Tape — Fern & Moss
- 0.16″ – 0.2″ Foam Balls
- Aleene’s Turbo Tacky Glue
- PanPastel – Pearl White Fine Medium, Red Iron Oxide Tint
- Floral Foam
- Dried Moss
- Gather the tools and materials listed above.
- Print the PDF pattern at the bottom of the post and cut crepe paper according to the template.
- Using tacky glue, attach petals to the foam balls using a paintbrush.
- Overlap the petals as you glue, pinching them at the top.
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For all of those readers just discovering the wonders of crepe paper, be sure to watch our Crepe 101 video to learn techniques for cutting and crafting with the material before starting your potted paper orchid. Crepe is a very forgiving material, so these projects almost always turn out gorgeous no matter how much crafting experience you have. We recommend finding a vase that is large enough to visually balance the length of the stem and blooms. For more practice with this technique of making potted paper plants, browse through our potted botanical collection.
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