DIY Paper Begonia Maculata
We at Lars love paper flowers and other plants. This particular paper plant is seriously so easy. Our Polka Dot Plant (Begonia Maculata) is just the plant to liven up your space! Polka dots are just wonderful, and seeing them in a PLANT is something that really tickles my fancy.
Even if you don’t have a green thumb, you can still enjoy a little green in your home. What you need is the easiest houseplant ever. Our Begonia Maculata pattern is super cheap. The materials are probably things you already have. The look of the houseplant is chic and fresh, and the project itself is simple enough that you can do it with your kids!
No matter your gardening ability, you can enjoy the aesthetic benefit of a cheery (but easy) paper houseplant.
How to make your own Polka Dot Plant
- Download the Begonia Maculata template here
- Cut out each leaf out of slightly varied shades of green cardstock. We cut 11 leaves for ours.
- Fold each leaf slight along the curve where the vein would be in a natural leaf
- With the white acrylic paint, add polka dots of varying sizes to the top of the leaf
- Cut floral wire to the lengths of stems you desire
- Wrap floral tape around the wire stems to add texture and make them a lighter shade of green
- Hold a wire stem against the wide bottom of leaf and glue down a small piece of green paper on top of the wire to hold it in place
- Continue to complete each leaf
- To arrange your leafs in a pot, hold all the stems in one hand and gently bend each stem to place the leaves at different angles and heights. Once your have achieved your desired look, use another piece of floral tape to hold your bunch together as arranged
- Place the entire bunch in a pot and enjoy your new plant friend!
Other Paper Houseplants
Perhaps you’d like to craft a whole greenhouse of houseplants! If so, you’ve come to the right place. We have a bunch of plant patterns that include the ever-trendy Monstera Obliqua (swiss cheese plant), a bright and cheery shamrock bush, some foxgloves that look quite stunning if I may say so myself, hydrangeas, and even a Japanese Maple tree!
Click on any of the photos below to make your own paper plant palace.