Palm tree decorations are popular for parties, banquets, and other events. This is a guide about making palm trees and palm leaves.
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
What about felt and using starch to make it just a bit stiffer?
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.
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.
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
Thank you ladies !!!! This helps me a lot. I just hope they hold up at on our sandy beach. I also would like to know about the " tiki bar", that sounds fun !!! Let me know what you find out about that. Thank you again....
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.
It was pretty helpful, but it will take much longer than I thought.
You need to add pictures so I can understand more clearly.
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!