We have all be swooning over the potted paper fern plants that we posted last week. They are the perfect way to add a touch of lively greenery to any space! And they just look so realistic. My work space could always use a bit of sprucing up, and a pint-sized potted plant has been a great addition to my desk at the studio. To add to our series of potted plants, we made this cute potted paper snake plant!
Potted paper plants are great because they are really easy to make and you will never have to water them. To make this snake plant, use the same technique as our potted fern plants. You will need green metallic text weight paper, thin floral wire, a foam ball, fake moss, and a simple terra cotta pot. Print the PDF template below if you will be cutting by hand, or the SVG file if you will be using your cutting machine. After you have your leaves ready, you can use brush tip art markers to create a pretty visual texture that is characteristic of a snake plant. I specifically used Copic brand’s Pine Tree Green (G29) and Moss (YG67). Copic markers are alcohol-based, permanent, non-toxic markers that are great for projects like this! Use the Pine marker to color in the leaves, making sure that the outer edges of the leaves are not colored in. Next, use the darker Moss color to create horizontal lines across the leaves. After your leaves are looking textured and realistic, add floral wire to the back side, leaving and extra two inches coming out of the bottom of the leaves (just like the fern plants!).
Get your terra cotta pot, stick your foam ball into it, and cover it with your fake moss. Each of these items can be found at your local craft store. To assemble the snake plant, simply stick the floral wire from the leaves into the foam ball. The leaves of snake plants have a bit of a wavy look, so bend your floral wire a bit to re-create this look. Easy and beautiful! Stick this potted snake plant on your coffee table or the bedside table of your guest bedroom to brighten up the space. And stay tuned for our next potted plant in the series! While we were going for a more realistic look with the ferns and the snake plants, our next potted house plant is meant to resemble a whimsical paper cactus. So cute! See you then ~ Lia