Spring is upon us, and nothing says spring like fresh new plants! Unless, of course, you lack the green thumb gene. But don't fret! You can learn how to keep real plants alive — it just takes time. In the meantime, we have the perfect little D.I.Y. to cure your greenery woes.
Most of us know that Snake Plants (Sansevieria trifasciata) are some of the easiest house plants to care for. They not only thrive in low light but they survive with very little water too. Many people swear that you can just leave them and forget about them!
However, our version requires zero light, zero water, and promises to never wilt. So go ahead and toss out that sad house plant you have clinging to life, rinse out the pot, and put it to use for this project!
D.I.Y. POTTED PAPER SNAKE PLANT
PROJECT TIME: 20 MINS
- Green card stock
- Green acrylic paints
- Paint brushes
- Upcycled plant pot
- Decorative stones or pebbles
- Bamboo skewers
1. Using your scissors, cut out long/vertical pieces that'll become your "leaves." Don't forget to cut them in varying widths and lengths!
2. With your paint brush, using organic brushstrokes, add on layers of green paint to add some texture to your leaves. Let dry.
3. Once your leaves have dried, fill your planter or pot half full with your pebbles.
4. Adhere the wooden skewers to the back of each leaf. This will help keep your plant upright and keep the paper from curling.
5. Insert your leaves (with skewers) into the pot and arrange with varying height and angles. Fill the remainder of the pot with pebbles.