DIY: Tropical Palm Cards

Posted on 06 September 2017

Calling all plant ladies! Here's a quick and easy DIY for making jungalow-style palm cards that are guaranteed to result in pure snail-mail delight!

These cards are easy as can be and only take about a half hour or less to make. So break out your favorite tropical bevvie, cue up the Golden Girls, and let's get started!

What You'll Need:

  • Cardstock, in various shades of pink and one shade of minty green
  • Card-sized envelopes
  • Scissors
  • Glue Stick


(clockwise from top left)

1. Fold a piece of pink cardstock in half and cut to fit your envelopes. Cut a piece of green cardstock just slightly smaller than the front of the pink card.

2. Cut an oblong leaf shape from the green cardstock. It doesn't have to be perfect, really! Just freeform it. 

3. Cut the leaf in half through the center, cutting in a slightly curved line. 

4. Here's how it will look once cut in half! 

(clockwise from top left)

5. Cut a very thin strip from the center edge of one of the leaf halves. This will be the center stem of the palm.

6. Place the stem on the front of your card, placing it so that the stem comes out from one of the corners. 

7. Now we'll start cutting the palm fronds that grow out of the center stem. Working from the bottom of one of the leaf halves, start cutting thin, pointed strips crosswise through each half.

8. One little frond complete!


 (clockwise from top left)

9. As you cut each frond, lay it in place along the center stem.

10. And keep cutting! You can vary the direction of the strips so that they slant downwards near the bottom of the palm, then start slanting more upright towards the top of the palm.

11. Just keep placing the fronds as you cut, placing them in the same order as you cut them (to maintain the original leaf shape you started with).

12. Glue each strip in place with a glue stick. And that's it! 


Who doesn't love a palm?!

If you make this project, we'd love to check it out! Share your pics and tag us @brooklyncraftcompany and #brooklyncraftcompany so we can see your pics! 

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