Spring Flowers for Prickly Black Thumbs: 7 Paper Plant & Cacti Projects

Spring Flowers for Prickly Black Thumbs: 7 Paper Plant & Cacti Projects

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Dabney Frake
Apr 25, 2015

I love spring, but I am no gardener. Instead of kneeling in the dirt in my backyard, nurturing the earth, you'd probably find me making one of these paper plants or cacti instead. They are fun and colorful, without the care.

1. Oh how I love these bright paper creations from The House That Lars Built. They would look so amazing on a window sill.

(Image credit: La Figurina)

2. La Figurina shares a paper flowering cactus tutorial using paper and recycled tins as planters.

(Image credit: Lia Griffith)

3. I tried to own succulents, and I failed miserably. These, from Lia Griffith, are more my speed. They can be fashioned into wreaths or clustered as a succulent garden.

(Image credit: Design Sponge)

4. Technically, paper maché is, well, paper, so I'm going to include these 3D cacti from Design Sponge.

(Image credit: Anthology)

5. These hand-drawn potted "plants" seen on Anthology have an almost cartoon-like quality. (And I love the drooping fern in the front.)

(Image credit: Taylor Stone)

6. On the other hand, the use of textured paper, and actual flower pots, lend just a hint of reality to this greenery made by Taylor Stone.

(Image credit: Chronicle Books)

7. And, if you aren't feeling crafty enough to make any of these, there's always the Port-a-Plant kit from Chronicle Books. So cute.

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