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Make a Tropical Paper Flower Lei

DIY_Paper_Flower_LeiIf you are planning a Luau or tropical party this summer, what a better way to add a splash of color than give each guest a handmade paper lei. You can also decorate your tropical drink straws with these pretty blooms. I promise that these will be a big hit at your summer celebration!

For this lei I used  metallic papers that I selected from I used the text weight (not card stock) of Punch, Amethyst, Lime Satin and Gold. Of course you can choose the tropical colors to coordinate with your colorful party. These flowers are so simple to make and easy to assemble into a lei. Though you can cut each by hand, I am also offering the SVG files for you to use on your cutting machines. Of course I did use my Cricut Explore, making this even simpler to create. For each lei I cut 12 of each of the three blooms and 32 leaves. Each lei uses 2 sheets of the Punch, Amethyst and Lime and one sheet of Gold, so 7 total per lei. Once you have your blooms cut you can follow my step-by-step tutorial below to assemble your leis. For the straws, I simply hot glued two blooms and one leaf to a lime green chevron straw.

Thanks Paper Papers for hosting the printable template and SVG file. Just click onto the button below and it will take you to their site where you can download. Cheers! ~ Lia


  1. What a fun project! The great thing is that if you want you could recycle the paper after the event. Love it!

  2. how much flowers of each type have you done?

  3. hey Lia. your flowers idea are so beautiful. I was inspired by you to make my own creations too :) check out my paper flowers in my blog if you don’t mind :)

  4. Wow.. These look so pretty and real. I am so obsessed with your paper craft Lia.
    I would like to know from where you order these metallic papers and other textured paper in general. Thanks.

  5. Lia, I just love your paper flowers and would love to make some and am wondering what the brand name of the paper is that you are using. I love the sheen on it.

  6. Wow again you make & do prettys things’ keep up great work Love read your blog..

  7. Thanks Lia… I’m going to make it for the next barbeque party with friends!!!

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