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