Handmade Houseplants shows a beautiful use of paper and your creativity to liven up your home or office.
Using various painting, cutting and gluing skills, the author gives step-by-step instructions for 30 different plants. From carnivorous to poisonous to cactus, most plants you have heard of and a few you haven’t are included. After the reader has done a few of the step-by-step plants, the author includes five more advanced projects like place settings, centerpieces, table/mantle runners and a trellis that is adorable. The finished projects vary in size from 4” to 4 feet wide or tall. The initial supplies needed can be acquired cheaply assuming you already have a glue gun, scissors, iron, wire clippers and needle nose pliers. The book includes a resources page with inexpensive art websites like dickblick.com.
These projects are gorgeous and look totally Instagram or blog ready. If you are tired of making origami frogs, this a great next step in your paper odyssey. 4 stars!
Thanks to the publisher, Timber Press, and NetGalley for an advanced copy.