Fan­tas­tic fern

Cor­rie Beth Hogg shows you how to craft this life­like fern from just pa­per and wire!

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House­plants are en­joy­ing a big mo­ment in in­te­rior de­sign at the mo­ment, es­pe­cially ex­otic beau­ties such as ferns. Cor­rie Beth was in­spired to de­sign this pretty pa­per maid­en­hair fern by see­ing the real ver­sion dur­ing a hike in the Cal­i­for­nian red­wood forests, and also took in­spi­ra­tion from a Pe­ru­vian maid­en­hair fern that’s on dis­play in the con­ser­va­tory at the Brook­lyn Botanic Gar­den in New York. This type of maid­en­hair fern has strik­ingly large and var­ied leaf shapes on arch­ing fronds. The leaves have a straight edge that makes them look as if they’ve been folded along the black stem, which is what you’ll do here us­ing dou­ble-sided ad­he­sive pa­per.

To as­sem­ble your maid­en­hair fern, you’ll need to make 132 leaves in six shapes, which will cre­ate 12 fronds. The fin­ished plant then fits beau­ti­fully into a 15cm di­am­e­ter pot. It’s the per­fect present to give to some­one who loves the idea of an ur­ban jun­gle but is lack­ing a green thumb to keep their plants alive – af­ter all, this pa­per beauty will never need any wa­ter­ing!

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