The glorious and regal pomegranate

I chose this fruit because it makes me think of the warm Mediterranean sunny days in Italy, Spain or Greece, all places I visited and treasure so much. The inspiration for this project – a tree branch with buds, leaves, flowers and fruits – came naturally after doing my research. The pomegranate tree is self – pollinating and has male-female flowers called “perfect blossoms” that will ultimately produce fruits. I find this natural process unique and fascinating. The tree develops buds at the end of the branches, which will blossom from spring to fall, in more than three stages. So, at some point during summer, you can see a pomegranate tree with buds, flowers and fruits on the same branch, as you can see in the accompanied guides with reference images. My personal twist to this natural inspiration source was to add the half fruit with seeds, as a focus point, this being the most challenging and complex part of our journey.
Paper Pomegranate tree branch with flowers and leaves

Course curriculum

    1. Course preview & Terms of use

    2. Introduction and materials

    3. Printable section - templates, procedural steps and more!

    1. Building the pomegranate molds

    2. Wrapping the pomegranate molds with paper

    1. Making the stamens and the calyx – laminating the papers

    2. Coloring the stamen and the calyx strips

    3. Fringing the stamen strips

    1. Shaping and adding the crown to the pomegranate – part 1

    2. Shaping and adding the crown to the pomegranate – part 2

    1. Making the seeds and buds using cold porcelain

    2. Half fruit - finale architecture

    1. Introduction about painting

    2. Painting the pomegranates

About this course

  • $90.00
  • 21 lessons
  • 8 hours of video content

Enter the world of paper fruits and learn with me.

The glorious and regal pomegranate was my choice for this course, with its one-of-a- kind shape, vibrant pink-red tones, oblong lace-shaped leaves and attractive flowers.

You will find

  • Printable section

    A wide range of materials that you can download and print: written procedural steps with visual aid, reference images, template page, useful knowledge about pomegranates like anatomy details and other characteristics.

  • Procedural steps

    Each video lesson it’s accompanied by written procedural steps and helpful photos. If you’re not an English speaker feel free to copy the text and use a translator.

  • Video Content

    The total 8 hours of video content is edited and structured in the best way possible in order for the information to be presented in a concise manner, to keep you in front of the screen for a minimum amount of time.

You will learn

  • How to build the mold for the pomegranate using a simple list of materials. The amazing thing is that you can adapt these techniques to make other fruits like apples, figs, peaches and so on!

  • Everything you need to know about laminating the crepe paper using white glue.

  • How to make lovely delicate stamens, which you can adapt later on, in different paper flower projects.

  • How to create paper strips with volume that you can use for anatomical parts of the project.

  • How to paint with acrylics and how to mix the colors in order to obtain lovely pastel shades.

  • How to make a half fruit – a complex structure with translucent membranes that hold the small seeds inside.

  • How I make the bark paper and how I use it to cover the branches.

  • How to make glossy leaves and intriguing red flowers – the pomegranate flowers are some of the most complex fruit blooms I’ve ever made so you will have the chance to learn a lot of techniques just by making the flowers.

  • How to assemble all the elements to create the final object.


  • What type of materials do I need to take this course?

    The most important ingredient is white glue so make sure to have plenty because we will use it a lot during this course. You need to have a few types of different crepe paper weights – the colors are: red, ivory, cream, green and brown. You also need Mod Podge glossy finish, Tacky glue and hot glue with hot glue gun, floral wires in different gages, scissors, wire cutter and all the basic materials that every paper florist should have in the studio. For the coloring process I use acrylics (a few types of red, white, yellow, ocher, green, brown and gray) and Pan Pastels (red, brown, ocher). You also need a few paintbrushes and art sponges, some type of modeling clay and paper towels.

  • How long can I access the course?

    As long as Christine Paper Design exists and I can sustain the activity and the hosting cost. I will do my best to make that happen for a long time but my advice is, once you purchase the course make the best of it; download all the materials and explore them, watch the videos and try to learn as much as you can. Enjoy the process, take notes and make use of every detail I provide.

  • Can I make the course if I’m a beginner or do I need to be an experienced paper florist?

    Normally I would say that you need to have some experience with this craft but I had the chance to see some really great achievements made by beginners. I don’t believe in limits and labels so if you wish to learn go for it! Keep in mind that you need to practice for a few times until you obtain the result you desire but this is normal… I’ve done many tests and made a lot of pomegranates until I obtained this look. Practice makes perfect! Also, if you are a beginner you will have the opportunity to learn many techniques all at once, some of which took me years to perfect.

  • Can I reach out if I have questions?

    Yes! Please, feel free to ask everything you need to know relating this course. I will do my best to answer fast. You can do that by leaving a comment beneath each lesson and I will reply.

  • How long will it take me to complete the project?

    This is a complex course so you should consider a couple of days, maybe even a week if you work just a few hours a day. For example, it takes one day to make the pomegranate molds and leave them to dry overnight.

  • I have no experience with acrylic coloring. Can I still make the project?

    Yes! I offer a lot of support and advice during this process: I share information about what brands to buy, how to dilute the color, how to apply the color to the paper and many other useful painting tips that will make your process easier. I also demonstrate how to make a pomegranate with just the red paper and no acrylics painting in case you wish to skip this step.

  • Can I sell my work after completing this course?

    Yes, I have no control over this aspect. I would be very grateful if you tag me when posting on social media and acknowledge the contribution of this course. For more details, make sure to read the Terms of Use.