How to Make a Paper Palm Leaf Cake Topper


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How to Make a Paper Palm Leaf Cake Topper! Learn how easy it is to make a paper palm leaf for the perfect cake topper, wedding centerpiece, buffet bar, tropical vibe party or home decor bouquet accent.  This fun frond is quick to make and just takes a couple supplies--get the kids to help too, they'll know just what to do!

How to Make a Paper Palm Leaf Cake Topper


Learn how easy it is to make a paper palm leaf for the perfect cake topper, wedding centerpiece, buffet bar, tropical vibe party or home decor bouquet accent. 


This fun frond is quick to make and just takes a couple supplies--get the kids to help too, they'll know just what to do!


Learn how easy it is to make a paper palm leaf for the perfect cake topper, wedding centerpiece, buffet bar, tropical vibe party or home decor bouquet accent.  This fun frond is quick to make and just takes a couple supplies--get the kids to help too, they'll know just what to do!

Supplies Needed for Paper Palm Leaf:



Supplies Needed for Paper Palm Leaf: Paper (lightweight paper is easiest, but metallic cardstock is gorgeous) Scoring Board/Scoring Stylus Wooden Dowel or Paper Straw Hot Glue/Gun

Step 1: Scoring Paper


Begin by scoring the paper every 1/2 inch. 


If you want a tighter accordion fold, you can go every 1/4 inch, but I wouldn't recommend it with thick cardstock. 


Score the backside of the paper, rather than the top/metallic surface like pictured.


Step 1: Scoring Paper Begin by scoring the paper every 1/2 inch.  If you want a tighter accordion fold, you can go every 1/4 inch, but I wouldn't recommend it with thick cardstock.  Score the backside of the paper, rather than the top/metallic surface like pictured.

Step 2: Cut the Palm Shape


Now fold the scored paper in half. Then cut the top of the paper to the center fold in a curve to a point.


 You basically want the top of the paper to look like St. Basil's Cathedral in the Kremlin or any cathedral architecture from this time period.


The way you cut the top edge will effect the shape of the palm, so you can experiment with different shapes to give more variety to your cake topper or home decor.



Step 2: Cut the Palm Shape Now fold the scored paper in half. Then cut the top of the paper to the center fold in a curve to a point. You basically want the top of the paper to look like St. Basil's Cathedral in the Kremlin or any cathedral architecture from this time period.  The way you cut the top edge will effect the shape of the palm, so you can experiment with different shapes to give more variety to your cake topper or home decor.

Step 3: Accordion Fold


Now fold the paper on the score likes like an accordion. This fun technique is perfected by every elementary schooler making paper fans. 


It's fun and takes no time at all.



Step 4: Paper Palm Pick


Finally hot glue a wooden dowel or paper straw in the center fold of the palm leaf. Gather the folds and hot glue each one individually. 


Then wrap and hot glue a piece of 1 inch paper or a piece of ribbon around the base of the leaf for the perfect finishing touch.



Step 3: Accordion Fold Now fold the paper on the score likes like an accordion. This fun technique is perfected by every elementary schooler making paper fans. It's fun and takes no time at all.   Step 4: Paper Palm Pick Finally hot glue a wooden dowel or paper straw in the center fold of the palm leaf. Gather the folds and hot glue each one individually. Then wrap and hot glue a piece of 1 inch paper around the base of the leaf for the perfect finishing touch.

That's it!

Stick these palm leaves in a flower arrangement, basket or in a vase for the perfect home decor. 


Add a paper palm leaf to a decorated cake for the perfect cake topper. I'm using these for a fun project that I'll show you in a week or two--stay tuned!


Or even use these paper leaves as a budget friendly and super chic wedding decoration and centerpiece!


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Learn how to make a paper palm leaf. Stick these palm leaves in a flower arrangment, basket or in a vase for the perfect home decor.   Add a paper palm leaf to a decorated cake for the perfect cake topper. I'm using these for a fun project that I'll show you in a week or two--stay tuned!  Or even use these paper leaves as a budget friendly and super chic wedding decoration and centerpiece!








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