We’ve been feeling a bit tropical in the studio as we patiently wait for summer to come around. We recently posted our aloha greeting cards and matching mahalo greeting cards for your summer well-wishes and thank yous. If you are planning a summer barbecue or tropical luau, this tropical leaf paper garland is perfect for the occasion!
To make this paper garland, start by gathering your papers. We used metallic text weight paper for the little white blooms, and Paper Source text weight paper in Peacock, Pool, and Clover for the leaves (see Shop this Project below). Choose this cool tropical color scheme, or go for a brighter color scheme with corals and yellows depending on your specific event decor! Once you have decided on your color scheme, download the leaf and flower templates below. Use the SVG with a cutting machine or the PDF for cutting by hand. If you are cutting by hand, you can print the templates directly onto the paper and cut them from there. So easy! After you have all of your pieces trimmed, string them together with a piece of twine. To do this, we simply used an embroidery needle to poke small holes into the stems of the leaves and thread the twine through. We then glued the flower blooms onto the twine, but you can also use the same threading technique as the leaves.
This tropical paper garland would be perfect for decorating a summer gathering or luau. Make the paper garland, or use the leaf and flower cut-outs to sprinkle around your table setting! If you are hosting your own luau, be sure to check out our printable luau invitations, and then take a look at our cute paper pineapples as you decide on your decor. We even have tropical paper leis for you to make and hand out to your guests! If you ever have a suggestion for crafts or projects you would like to see in the future, feel free to share them with me and the team by sending them into firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t forget to also share your photos of your creations with me too! I’d love to see what you are up to 🙂 ~ Lia