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