Making Palm Trees and Palm Leaves

Palm tree decorations are popular for parties, banquets, and other events. This is a guide about making palm trees and palm leaves.

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Palm Trees and Palm Leaves
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June 30, 2013 Flag

Does anyone have any ideas on how to make palm tree leaves? Fabric is too limp and cardboard is a bit too stiff.

By Linda A

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June 30, 20130 found this helpful

What about felt and using starch to make it just a bit stiffer?

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July 1, 20130 found this helpful

Thanks for your thought. A friend suggested I use fabric (green shower curtain) and florist tape under the fabric to stiffen the under side.

I thought about using fabric and applying pipe cleaner to the under side of the fabric.

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July 8, 20130 found this helpful

Is this just for a temporary decoration? If so, I'd make them from newspaper. Use a couple sheets for the leaves and roll some for the veins in the leaves for support (glue on), then spray paint them dark green.

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We are planning a beach party and want to make some palm trees to put out side by the beach area. Does anyone have a simple idea to make these trees?

Thank you for all your help!

ANGELA from INDIANA

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June 23, 20060 found this helpful

Use coffee cans. Stack them on top of each other and cover with brown paper. for the top leaves, cut out of green paper and tape to the middle of the top can. Make your tree high enough so no one can see the tape or glue a fruit over the tape.

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February 24, 20080 found this helpful

It was pretty helpful, but it will take much longer than I thought.

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June 7, 20080 found this helpful

You need to add pictures so I can understand more clearly.

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August 6, 20080 found this helpful

Suggestion: for the base of the palm tree use brown lunch bags cut the bottom off of them and slide them down the cardboard pole and scrunch them together, takes about 25 to cover a 8ft pole. Looks realistic and I recommend it!

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