How to make Wafer Paper Monstera Leaves

Know that you not only can make delicate looking flowers with wafer paper, you can also create these luxurious looking tropical leaves with wafer paper!

In this YouTube tutorial, you will learn 

how I created these gorgeous looking monstera leaves using wafer paper, and I will also go through in depth what are the differences between different grades of wafer paper.
This is the chance for you to see how I choose my colors, break it down so you can believe that water color is not difficult to pick up- these leaves here is a perfect place to start :)

Now, let's dive in! Suggested template download can be found below. 

Wafer Paper Thickness/ Grades:

Materials you need for this tutorial:

-0.65mm Wafer Paper (
-Monstera Leaves template (
-Color Palette
-Vodka (Why I use Vodka:
-White wires (22g)
-Exacto knife (
-Cup of water
-Watercolor brushes


1. Prepare your 0.65mm wafer paper.
2. Place Monstera leave template over it, trace it, and trim it using exacto knife
3. Place wire between 2 leaves and stick them together using water to form a topper
4. Prepare your edible colors
5. Start painting from the lightest yellow shade and slowly moving towards the darker greens
6. Once all is done, we will then need to let is dry for a few hours or preferably overnight, and your wafer paper monstera leaves is now ready to be used.

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    Wafer paper is made up of a combination of potato starch, water, and vegetable oil. Most wafer papers are flavourless or have a neutral taste.
    This lack of flavour is an advantage as it doesn’t affect the taste of the cake that the wafer paper is applied onto. Flowers made from Wafer Paper can also last forever, so you never have to worry about flowers withering ever again.
    Read everything you need to know about Wafer Paper:


    First we have to understand the condition it will stay up well, or the reason why such environment is good for storing wafer paper flowers. Generally, wafer paper flowers and sugar flowers will soften when there is too much moisture in the air. So basically to store it well so they last forever after you have made your sugar flowers or wafer paper flowers, you will need to store it in a cool and dry environment.

    Watch the full explanation and demonstration on how to store your sugar flowers here: 

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