What crafts and activities do you have planned for August? We’re excited to squeeze in a couple more summer parties and backyard get-togethers with family and friends! If you didn’t get the chance to go on a trip this year—or even if you did go somewhere—you can bring those vacation vibes to your home by planning a tropical-themed party. I’ve always loved the idea of throwing a Luau, which is why we’ve created a ton of tropical projects. We think these paper tiki lanterns are a perfect addition to your tropical party!
If you need more decor ideas for your party, you can make these pineapple party decorations for your drinks and desserts. And as the host, you’ll definitely want to stand out with this stunning flower crown. All of the colors you’ll see in these DIY projects are fresh, bold, and vibrant—just like what you would see in Hawaii.
You can use these DIY lanterns to create unique centerpieces for your party table. Once you’ve made your tiki lanterns, place them in a wreath, add some LED lights, and you’re all set! You could also string up the smaller lanterns—or use them as napkin rings—to add a festive touch. Check out our photos for inspiration!
These tiki lanterns are super simple to make! And thanks to our friends at PaperPapers, we are giving you this pattern for FREE. Head on over to PaperPapers for your free template, and then follow our photo tutorial or download the instructions below. Make sure to use the SVG cut file if you’re using a cutting machine, or you can print the PDF template if you’re cutting the tiki lanterns by hand.
Have you made any DIY lanterns before? Let us know! Post pictures of your projects on Instagram and make sure to use the hashtag #MadeWithLia.
- Cutting Machine (recommended) or Scissors
- Tacky Glue
- PaperPapers Text Weight Paper—we used PaperPapers Basis Colors in Coral, Curious Skin in Emerald, Speckletone in Kraft
- Lia Griffith Vellum Paper Pack
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Awesome paper tiki lanterns
Thanks for sharing
Where can I get the SVG
Thank you! There is a link to the template and SVG file within our post. You can find it here: https://www.paperpapers.com/news/paper-tiki-lanterns/
These are really cute! Making them for a 16th birthday tiki party. Thanks so much! 🙂
Oh how fun!
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There is no cut file for the tiki lanturns.
Hi Kathi, the post points you to PaperPapers.com who is hosting the SVG file: https://www.paperpapers.com/news/paper-tiki-lanterns/
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