Paper Palms for Summer Decorating
🌿Tropical leaves are the epitome of Summer, big palm and ferns, I love decorating with them! Did you know you can DIY them for so cheap? Let me show you!
These are made with a roll of Kraft paper and wooden skewers! I was skeptical that they would come out looking so realistic but was pleasantly surprised and love the way they look in a vase.
Grab your materials, Kraft paper (you can also use large paper bags) skewers, hot glue gun and some scissors. A paper bone is helpful in making sharp creases but not necessary, I didn’t use one.
Cut a piece of paper in a 36 long and fold in half the long way so you have a rectangle, keep in mind you can use smaller or larger measurements, the bigger the paper the bigger the palm.
Cut off the open side of the rectangle in a curve as shown above, it does not have to be perfect
Open up the paper, and from the bottom up fold backwards and forwards accordion style all the way to the top
fold the folded paper in half
At the center where you folded it, poke a skewer through each layer, you could use a paper hole punch too
Here’s a close up
Leave a small piece of the skewer at the top of where you poked it through, fold up the ends of the paper in the shape that you had pre-folded it, and hot glue together
Finally, this is where the magic comes in, simply cut triangle shapes at each fold as shown above, the shape of the palm will change with how deep the cut is, play around to see the shapes you like. Enjoy decorating with these!