Paper Quilled Snake Plant

Although I love looking at floral quillings that other people have made, I’ve never really been into making them myself. It’s not that I don’t love plants, I do! I’m just more of a quilled brain sort of person as opposed to a quilled hydrangea. So when I was bored during our three-week long yearly Christmas vacation in 2017, I decided to create this Paper Quilled Snake Plant as a sort of compromise.

And, as always, the inspiration was the fact that I had two snake plants at the time and one of them was growing like mad – going from just a few inches in the spring to over a foot high in less than a year. Wow!

If you are interested in your own quilled houseplant, I am currently taking commissions – contact me for details. Or, if you’d prefer browsing my selection of already-created and ready-to-ship items, swing on over to my Etsy shop.

Paper Quilled Snake Plant
Paper Quilled Snake Plant
Paper Quilled Snake Plant
Paper Quilled Snake Plant

Construction

This piece is 8″ x 10″ x 1/4″ and is mounted on a piece of white 300gsm cardstock. To create the plant pot I created the rim and base shape with my Cricut and cut them out on cardstock. I outlined them both with white cardstock strips to make them sit up off the paper.

The plant is made with Little Circles On Edge cardstock strips (outline and some of the curved shapes inside) and crimpled standard weight quilling strips. The entire plant portion is underpainted with a yellowish green color paint marker so there is no white bleed-through from the background.

Quilled Snake Plant - Detail
Quilled Snake Plant – Detail

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