Since we moved into our office we've noticed a few of our much-loved office plant babies are wilting slightly. We've moved them closer to the windows with the shades drawn all the way up - but some are beyond help.
So when we stumbled across this cool as heck paper plant DIY, we realised there are other ways to brighten up the office with leaves but without adding to the little plant graveyard.
Materials: coloured paper, scissors, templates, stapler, vessels for the plants, rice (or sand), acrylic paint, small paint brush, glue gun
Step 1: Choose the cactus or succulent you’d like to make and use this template to cut out the parts.
Step 2: Paint a pattern with a contrasting color. See below for some of my favorite patterns.
Step 3: Assemble the parts together.
Step 4: Fill your vessel with rice or sand. I prefer rice.
Step 5: Insert your plant into the vessel. If it’s one with more leaves to it, start by inserting the middle first and working around in a circular motion.
Step 6: For the colorful accessories on the cacti, use this tutorial to make a rosette only start with a piece of paper that is about 2″ wide and make your folds at about 1/4″.
Step 7: Glue the accessories onto your desired spot with a glue gun.
Images and instructions from The House That Lars Built.