Time Required :
About an hour
Intermediate
Intermediate
You're somewhat experienced with the skills necessary to complete this project, but you haven't mastered all the elements, yet.

paper greenery plants

Create a vibe that is down to earth with this easy plant arrangement of paper leaves. Plus, add a natural touch by stenciling on paint to the leaves.
Step 1

Sketch one large, one medium and one small leaf onto a piece of cardstock, then cut out each of the leaf shapes to create your patterns.
TIP: Use the image as a guide.

Step 2

Lightly splatter white paint onto the un-cut green cardstock. Let dry.
TIP: To easily splatter, start by thinning the white paint with a little bit of water and then dip your paintbrush into the thinned paint and tap the paintbrush over a finger to allow paint to splatter onto your cardstock.

Step 3

Trace leaf shapes onto green and pink cardstock in randomly selected sizes. You will need approximately 20 green and 20 pink. Cut out the leaf shapes.
TIP: You want to make sure that you have the same size in pink for every green leaf you trace as the pink leaves will be used for the backsides of the green leaves.

Step 4

At the base of each leaf, cut a slit at the top center of each leaf (the base is the opposite to the pointed end) to make the place where your leaf will attach to a stem. Set aside.
TIP: Cut a 1" in the large leaves, ½" in the medium leaves and ¼" in the smaller leaves.

Step 5

Cut 20 8"-12" pieces of the lighter gauge wire.

Step 6

Make an "L" shaped bend in each wire piece. The short section of the "L" bend should be about 3", with a longer tail. There will be a shorter bend on smaller leaves. 

Step 7

Hot glue the 3" short section of wire just below the cut slit on all green leaves.

Step 8

For every green leaf, glue a pink leaf of the same size to the bottom of the green one with the 3" section of wire sandwiched in between. Set aside to dry.

Step 9

Once they are dry, softly make a crease down the center of the leaf. 

Step 10

Cut 20 10"-12" pieces of heavy gauge wires.

Step 11

Wrap a wire around the full length of the newly cut heavy gauge wire. Once complete, wrap the entire stem with floral tape to secure and cover. Repeat on all leaves.

Step 12

Place the Styrofoam™ ball inside your floral pot.
TIP: Use a metal ruler, foam cutter or a kitchen knife to cut the Styrofoam™ to fit, if needed.

Step 13

Arrange the leaves by inserting the wire end into the Styrofoam™. Trim some of the wire stems to vary the heights which will make your plant look more natural.
TIP: When arranging, feel free to make slight adjustments to the bend in the wire to get the right look. 

Step 14
When you are done arranging your plant, cover the Styrofoam™ ball with decorative moss. Overflow the moss for a more natural look and secure with greenery pins (and/or hot glue).

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