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Learn how to make an easy paper spider plant that won’t die because you forgot to water it! 

The calendar says it’s spring, but the snow on the ground still says winter! I’m tired of waiting for it to warm up so I can plant something, so it’s time to make it happen myself … with paper! And the best thing about making paper flowers and paper plants is you can’t kill them because you forgot to water or fertilize them. This is a particularly big deal for me. I’m great at the planting, not so great at the watering. So let me show you how to make this super cute paper spider plant! Get the free SVG cut file for this project

Pretty paper spider plant made from green cardstock!

Easy Paper Spider Plant - Free SVG File and Pattern to Make Your Own #cricut #svgcutfile

If you want an all-paper look, you can even make a vase for your paper spider plant from paper:

Two pretty and easy paper vases filled with paper flowers and paper plants

Let me show you how easy it is to make this paper spider plant! This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience (which means if you make a purchase after clicking a link I will earn a small commission but it won’t cost you a penny more)! Read my full disclosure policy.

Materials to Make a Paper Spider Plant

View my Amazon shopping list with the exact items we used to make this project!


How to Make a Paper Spider Plant

A spider plant made from paper (cardstock) in a white planter

Paper Spider Plant

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Easy to Medium
Estimated Cost: $10

With this easy paper spider plant tutorial, you'll never have to worry about watering your houseplant again!


Step 1: Get my free paper spider plant Design

My free Paper Spider Plant SVG cut file (Design #211) contains the design to make your own personal beautiful paper house plant.

Here’s what the uploaded file will look like once uploaded to Cricut Design Space: 

Paper Spider Plant Design Space screenshot

Tip: If you’re not sure how to upload an SVG cut file to Cricut Design Space, watch this helpful video training series I made. If you’re on an iPhone or iPad, here’s how to download and upload SVG files to the Cricut Design Space app .

Step 2: Prepare and cut your paper plant pieces

You’ll want to use a medium weight cardstock for this project as it is a nice weight that is easy to curl and gives a nice shape.

Place your cardstock on a green StandardGrip cutting mat.

Load your fine-point blade into your Cricut machine and press the flashing button to begin your cut. 

Step 3: Paint striations up the plant leaf

Starting at the bottom, use some white paint to paint a thin line going up the center. It doesn't have to be perfect, there's always some imperfections in nature. You also don't need to use too much paint as you want a little of the green to show through. Feel free to even water down your paint a little to thin it out.

Keeping painting until you reach the tip of the leaf.

Step 4: Form your leaf

Take your floral wire, and carefully cut it down to about 2"-3".

Take one leaf and pinch the base, creasing the middle; this is where your floral wire will eventually sit.

Place a dollop of glue inside the crease and set just the tip of your floral wire inside the glue to set.

Using a marker, gently curl the ends of your leaves to form a soft curve

Do this for all remaining leaves.

Step 5: Prepare your planter

Find your planter, Spanish moss, and floral ball. Place the floral ball inside your planter.

Take your Spanish moss and gently place it over the floral ball.

Arrange the Spanish moss so it covers the floral ball completely.

Step 6: Place leaves inside your planter

Take your planter and your leaves, and carefully stick each leaf through the Spanish moss, making sure to catch the floral ball

Place your leaves in a circle, using the bigger leaves first.

Continue filling in your leaves until your planter looks full.

After filling in any holes with your extra leaves, you're finished! Enjoy the easy paper spider plant you just created!



Special thanks to the JenniferMaker Design Fairy team for helping me design and assemble this awesome Paper Spider Plant.

Get my free SVG files to make your own paper spider plant:

I’d love to see YOUR paper plant! Please share a photo in our Facebook group or tag me on social media with #jennifermaker.



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  1. Just want to say thank you for all you do and keeping a smile on our faces and giving us much to do in this time of uncertainty. You rock

  2. OMG this spider [plant will be perfect for my house. I never remember to water inside plants. Thank you

  3. This spider plant looks so real!!! I need to get supplies and make them!! Finally pretty plants I can’t kill!!!

  4. I love this project! I made it and it was easy and turned out beautiful! Your instructions are always written so clear and concise. Thank you!

  5. Finally a spider plant I won’t send to heaven. Great timing too as Amazon is delivering cardstock tomorrow!

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