Not everyone has a green thumb. Our recommendation? DIY some carefree paper plants with the help of Corrie Beth Hogg. All it takes is a one-time investment of an hour or two, plus some paper, wire, and glue.
Hogg is a lifelong designer and crafter, and as the Special Projects Designer for David Stark Design, has contributed to Martha Stewart Living, Martha Stewart Weddings, Domino, InStyle, Elle Decor, Anthology, and more. Currently she is also a contributor for the The House That Lars Built. A full list of her paper plants can be found on her website and on her blog, Apple of My DIY.
Photography courtesy of Apple of My DIY.
Above: Leaf cuts for the maidenhair fern.
Above: This pretty Polka Dot plant is made with pink paper and a green marker.
Above: Corrie’s Heart Leaf Philodendron DIY is available via The House The Lars Built.
Above: All you need to make the no-fuss philodendron.
Above: Pilea, the plant-of-the-moment, made easy with green craft paper and chartreuse gel pen. See similar DIY here.
Above: This Purple Oxalis is crafted using wire, plum-colored paper, floral tape, wire, and a violet maker.
Above: More plant projects can be found on Apple of My DIY.
For more paper flowers, see Required Reading: The Exquisite Book of Paper Flowers by Livia Cetti.