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DIY Palm Tree Tutorial - She Holds Dearly

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Now, you might ask, why does anyone need to read a DIY Palm Tree Tutorial??

There are actually quite a lot of reasons to might want your own life size palm tree! And I’m not just talking luaus and beach parties either.

Safaris and dinosaur parties would fit the bill.

Or what if you own a shop and need some summer window decor??

What if you get ship wrecked on an island and need the proverbial palm tree to lean on? See what I mean? Sooo many reasons to know how to make your own fake palm tree!

My reason for making a palm tree this time was being the head designer for our church’s Vacation Bible School, which we like to call KidsCamp. We needed 16 palm trees of varying heights for our In The Wild theme.

I have made palm trees once before, for my three year old’s safari birthday.

I knew that I would be throwing my ten year old a luau a few years later (I know, that sounds ridiculous planning that far out, but if you are reading this you probably understand.)

I kept the palm trees in our shop for five years! But, at about year four a mama squirrel found them and had her babies in my palm trees!!

Haha, she thought she had found the Bahamas!

I ended up needing to toss some and repair some others after we escorted the squirrel family safely outside.

From those two experiences, I have learned what works and what doesn’t work with palm tree designs and I am most happy to pass that information on to you!

This tutorial produces trees that are:

  • Realistic
  • Sturdy
  • Inexpensive

On that last point, I did some research and found that buying trees can be upwards of $80, renting them can be around $30 – this tutorial costs about $8 per tree! (And they’re yours to do with as you please/use them again and again!)

DIY Palm Tree Tutorial

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Supplies
  • 12 ft Cardboard Tube- carpet companies give these away daily for FREE
  • 1″ x 2″ Wooden Boards- I get mine at Home Deport ($2 for 8 ft)
  • Tape Measure
  • Compound Miter Saw
  • Nail Gun & Nails
  • Air Compressor
  • Brown Crepe Paper– one roll per tree
  • Exacto Knife
  • Scotch Tape
  • Styrofoam Disc- 5 inch
  • Compass
  • Hot Knife or Serrated Knife
  • Green Paper- I used a dark green and a light green (this paper is white on one side, so I cut out two leaves and glued them together using spray adhesive for green on both sides)
  • Matching Tapes- dark green and light green
  • Wire Cutters
  • Galvanized Wire- 16 gauge
  • Tan fabric or plastic table cloths

Tutorial
  1. Decide on the height of trees you want. I took my 12 ft cardboard tubes and cut some of them in half to make two six footers. I cut the rest to seven feet, giving me the rest at five feet.
  2. Next, using the compound miter saw, cut the 1″x2″ into 1 ft increments – 4 per tree.
  3. Nail these around the base to form the stand – Set them against the cardboard tube and butt them up against each other perpendicularly to create 4 legs going off from the tree, one in each direction. See the video below for the exact design.
  4. Now take the Exacto knife and cut slits in the brown crepe paper to create a frayed edge. Pretend like you are cutting a pie and cut only half way down. Cut several triangle shapes and work all the way around.
  5. Starting at the top of the trunk, tape the first end of the crepe paper to the top- ruffle side up and start spiraling it down, around and around. I find it best to actually hold the crepe paper against the trunk and unroll it one pass at a time. Overlap the paper about half way up as you go around and be sure to cover the cardboard underneath.
  6. Tape the final edge in place.
  7. Measure the inside opening at the top of the trunk. Trace this size circle onto the Styrofoam disc and cut off the extra with a hot knife or serrated knife.
  8. Push the resulting disc into the top of the cardboard tube and start cutting your leaves. NOTE- if your disc ends up being too small, just have someone hold it while you add your leaves to it and then drop the whole thing into the top of the tube, the wires will hold everything in place.
  9. My leaves are 12 inches by 28 inches. I drew a sort of large oval with points on both ends and cut out triangles all the way around. This became my template.
  10. Then, I traced and cut out ten dark green leaves and two light green ones per tree.
  11. Once you are done with cutting out the leaves, cut 12 pieces of wire about 36 inches long.
  12. Tape a wire to the center of each leaf like a stem with the matching tape. Leave about 6″-8″ of the wire hanging off the tail end of each leaf to attach the leaf to the tree.
  13. Now add these leaves into the Styrofoam disc. Have some that curl down more on the bottom of the bunch and a couple that stick almost straight up on top. Keep stepping back and walking all the way around the tree as you style.
  14. Finally, wrap the base with the tan fabric or plastic to cover the stand.

There you have it! Your very own palm tree.

Now go throw a party or something! You are amazing!

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Make Tiny Realistic Palms From Paper or Fabric

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Lesley Shepherd

Lesley Shepherd

Lesley Shepherd is a miniature artisan who shares her knowledge about miniatures. She has over 30 years experience teaching this highly specialized craft. Lesley is also a professional museum model maker.

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Updated on 06/15/20

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Make Miniature Palm Trees in Several Styles for Scale and Model Scenes.

You can make these miniature palm trees easily in many styles and scales for all kinds of scale scenes, gaming terrains, Christmas nativities, dollhouse interiors or exteriors, even as cake decorations. The palm 'trunks' are made by wrapping wire stems with dry brushed kraft paper. The trees can be made from pre-wired fabric plant leaves available from a craft store or florist, or you can make the basic leaves from paper with a wire in the center.

Before you start making a particular type of palm, study the shape of its fronds, as well as how the fronds come off the trunk, and the relative size of the fronds. For most scale miniatures, generic palm fronds should be about the size of a doorway or the height of a person in the same scale. This will create palms that appear to be in scale outdoors. Indoor palms only have trunks in conservatories. Household palm trees usually appear to spring from a tip at ground level in a pot and can be made following the same instructions, just without the trunk.

Materials List for Making Easy Model Palm Trees In Any Scale

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To Make Model Palm Trees in Any Scale You Will Need:

  • Kraft Paper for the palm trunk. A brown paper bag or used sheets of parcel wrap are fine. Use thinner paper for smaller scales.
  • Acrylic Paints in raw umber and black, to dry brush the kraft paper to give a bark effect, in dark green, mid green, and yellow-green to create palm fronds from paper instead of fabric leaves.
  • Stiff Paint Brush for dry brushing the trunk paper, or painting the fronds.
  • Textured Fabric Leaves in the correct color and slightly larger than you need for your palm fronds. Each palm tree will need five to seven leaves. You can substitute fabric or paper wrapped florist's wire and printer paper (tissue paper for smaller scales) if you wish.
  • PVA (White) Glue
  • Florist's Tape You can also use masking tape, the color isn't important as it will be covered.
  • Wire Cutters
  • Sharp Scissors

Choosing Fabric Plant Leaves Suitable for Making Model Palm Trees

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If you want to make palm trees from fabric plant leaves, try to find a leaf with a stem long enough to form a trunk for the size of palm tree you want to make. Choose leaves which are dark green colored and have veins that curve out from the center of the leaf if possible. Try to find leaves which are paler underneath. We used magnolia style leaves here for palms suitable for a dolls house or small Christmas nativity scene. These leaves were the correct color with good leaf veins and long wire stems.

Don't worry if the leaves are large; you can easily cut them down to size. You can also usually easily remove any plastic veins beneath the leaves if necessary. Check the cluster of leaves you find, to make sure all the leaves in the group are the same. In the group of magnolia leaves, We purchased at the craft store, some are dark green, and some are yellow-green. This works fine, as long as you remember to use only one kind of leaf in each palm tree. Leaves with natural wavy texture look very realistic for several miniature palms. If you want your palm to have dead fronds as well as living ones, then try to find similar leaves in light brown or yellowed colors. If necessary, you can make the dead fronds from paper and combine them with the fabric fronds.

Remove Any Veins From the Fabric Leaves

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If your fabric leaf has plastic veins on the underside, peel them off the leaf before you cut it into the shape of palm fronds. The plastic veins will get in the way of your cuts for the frond. On most fabric leaves the veins will peel away from the edge back to the wire center of the leaf, where you can trim them away from the center vein.

Cut Palm Frond Shapes From Fabric Leaves

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Decide what shape and length you need for the type of model palm tree you want to create. The easiest palms are date palms and phoenix palms, which have oblong leaves, which are slightly pointed at the tips. The length of the frond should be roughly equal to the height of either a doorway or a person in the scale you are working in, although they can be larger or smaller and still look in scale. For this set of instructions, we cut the rough oval shapes close to five inches long and 1 1/2 inches wide before they were trimmed.

Cut your rough oval shape starting from the tip of your leaf to keep the stem of the leaf as long as possible for the palm trunk.

To see a clearer example of the shape of the leaf, see the step on for cutting palm frond shapes from paper.

Remove Excess Fabric From the End of the Miniature Palm Frond

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When you have cut out your basic palm frond shape, peel any excess leaf (from the main leaf shape you started with) off the wire below the base of your newly cut palm frond, making sure the frond section is not peeled from the wire. Trim any excess fabric off the wire as shown in the photo.

Cut Basic Palm Frond Shapes From Paper

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To make palm fronds from paper instead of fabric plant leaves, cut roughly oval shapes with a slight point on one end as shown in the photo. Double the sheet of paper to make two identical cuts for each leaf. You will need one paper leaf for the top, and one for the bottom of the leaf, with a length of fabric or paper, covered wire glued in the center (see the next step).

Paint and Texture the Paper Palm Fronds

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To finish miniature palm fronds made from paper, first coat one side of an oval shape with glue, then center a piece of florists wire along the length of the oval, leaving 1/4 to 1/2 inch free at the point of the oval. Cover the wire with the second piece of paper to sandwich the wire between the upper and lower layers of the palm frond.

When the glue has dried, and the wire is secured between the two layers, paint the upper and lower sides of the leaf with yellow-green paint. Allow the paint to dry.

Dry brush a layer of darker green paint over the frond as shown in the photo (not all of the frond has been painted) making 'S' shaped curves in the paint that run out from the wire in the center of the leaf. This will create the leaflet veins. Allow some of the yellow layer of paint to show through. Dry brush the underside of the leaf with mid-green paint the same way, trying to line up the veins in the same direction. Set the basic frond shape aside to dry. When dry, carry on making the frond as in the instructions for the fabric fronds. You may need to touch up cut edges of the paper frond with a bit of darker green paint if the paper underlayer shows through after you cut it.

Cut the Basic Palm Frond Into A Fringe

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To shape the miniature palm frond for your model palm, cut it into a basic fine fringe, from the outside edge into the wire center. Try to cut along the vein lines in the leaf, or the s-shaped lines you painted on your basic paper frond. Keep the width of the cuts as equal as possible, and angle them slightly as you go around the end to cut those fringes back towards the wire as well. See the photo for an example

Add Points to the Ends of the Leaves on the Model Palm Frond

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Use sharp scissors to trim each of the fringed sections on your miniature palm frond to a point. The points do not all need to be the same lengths or size; all leaves vary slightly in shape naturally. Just try to keep the rough pointed oval shape of the frond close to the shape you first cut.

Make at least five to seven fronds for every miniature palm tree. For fuller palms, make more fronds.

Assemble the Miniature Palm Fronds Into a Palm Tree

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When you have at least five to seven fronds for your model palm tree, gather the fronds together so that the bases of all the fronds are lined up together. Don't worry about some stems being shorter than others. If you want your palm to be thicker just below the fronds (as if it has been trimmed wider) cut some of the stems to about 1/3 to half the length of the frond, leaving enough long stems to make a full-length trunk in an appropriate thickness.

When you have all the fronds lined up, gather them together at the base of the fringed leaves, with a piece of florists tape or masking tape as shown.

Tape the Palm Tree Trunk Together

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Use florist's tape or masking tape to wrap the wires on the palm fronds all the way to the base to form a trunk as shown. If you wish, you can add extra wrappings to the upper section of the trunk to thicken it. If you use brown florist's tape, you may find your palm tree is finished enough for your purposes after this tape wrap. You can create a more realistic trunk using prepared kraft paper strips for a final wrap for the tree.

Check that your trunk is the correct length for your purposes and trim all the wires, leaving one wire one inch or so longer if you want to secure the palm in a base made from a circle of wood, or anchor it into an existing terrain. You could also trim all the wires the same length and create a small plaster or polymer clay base to anchor your palm tree into position for the scene.

Prepare Kraft Paper Strip for the Palm Tree Trunk Fibers

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To make the wrapping for the palm tree trunk, dry brush a long section of kraft (brown) paper with dark brown or raw umber acrylic paint, brushed over with black paint. Matt paint is more effective than gloss paint. You do not need to coat the kraft paper entirely.

To dry brush paper, load your brush with paint, then tap the brush on a rag or paper towel to dry off the ends of the brush. Drag the brush over the paper covering it with light lines of paint, instead of the regular solid coating.

When the kraft paper is dry, use your fingers to tear a narrow strip (less than 1/2 inch, narrower for smaller palms) along the long edge of the kraft paper in the direction you made your brush lines. Try to tear the paper in a slight zig-zag, as this will mimic the small triangular scars on a palm where old branches have fallen off or been cut away. You may need several strips of torn paper to cover the trunk of one scale miniature palm depending on its height and trunk thickness.

Wrap the Trunk of the Miniature Palm Tree

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Take your strip of prepared kraft paper and run a thin line of glue along one unpainted inner edge, this will be the bottom inside edge. Begin to wrap around the top of the trunk just under the join of the fronds to the trunk. Make sure you cover all the tape from previous steps. Wrap the top section of the palm several times to create a fairly thick top, gluing the layers together as you go, but avoid having glue show between the edges of the paper.

When your trunk is the correct thickness, continue wrapping the trunk towards the base of the palm, leaving 1/8 to 1/4 inch of space between the lines of wrapping. Leave the glue to dry.

To make the trunk more realistic, use tweezers or a toothpick to tease some of the zig-zag sections free of the trunk. These will give the semblance of old frond bases to the palm.

Shape the Fronds of the Model Palm Tree

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To shape the fronds of the model palm tree into the proper crown shape, consult the photos of the palms you are trying to reproduce. Some palms have fronds that stand more erect than other varieties. Gently curve the wire on the back of the leaves over your hand to curve each frond into shape. If you need to store the palm between uses, you can bend the fronds back up into a tight group for storage. As the fronds are taped, but not glued together, you can also gently adjust the position of fronds in the group if necessary.

If you want curved palm trees, remember that palms only curve in one direction, they make C curves, but not double S bends with their trunks. Palms also look more realistic if planted in groups, rather than placed singly in a scene.

how to make a palm tree with your own hands, colored paper appliqués, voluminous craft with corrugated paper branches, origami and templates for cutting out

Making crafts with your own hands is a great way to have a great and interesting time. For children, this lesson will also be educational, especially if you make something unusual, for example, a paper palm tree that does not grow in our country. How to make a palm tree out of paper yourself, and what ways to assemble it exist, we will provide all the necessary information: step-by-step photos, video tutorials, design ideas and diagrams.

  • Features of exotic plants made of paper
  • Examples of ready-made crafts from paper and cardboard
  • How to make a Palm tree
  • Materials and tools needed
  • Step by step assembly of a three-dimensional palm tree with step by step photos
  • Origami for beginners
  • Appliques for beginners
  • Cutting Templates
  • Paper Palm Ideas

Exotic Paper Plant Features

Plants growing in warm southern countries are different from the flora of our climate. Exotic trees amaze with their unusualness, and lovers of making various paper crafts very often prefer to create palm trees from paper.

The completed work looks very impressive, attracting the attention of others. For this reason, these crafts are always used to decorate interiors, holidays.

Paper and cardboard craft examples

There are many options for making exotic crafts. A palm tree can be made from corrugated paper, colored cardboard or colored paper. The work can be done in the technique of origami, modular origami, in the form of an appliqué or a three-dimensional design.


Modular Origami

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How to make a palm tree

To understand how to make a palm tree out of paper, you must first familiarize yourself with the step-by-step assembly scheme, watch the video. Since the palm tree is an unusual tree, you should especially pay attention to how to make palm leaves from paper, and the plant stem itself.

Required materials and tools

All necessary materials must be prepared for work:

  • colored paper (or corrugated) in two shades of green and brown;
  • wire - for the barrel;
  • base for placing a palm tree - a piece of foam, plasticine, twisted strips of colored paper (quilling), a container with sand;
  • scissors;
  • plain pencil.

Depending on the type of craft chosen, the materials may vary, for example, when making an appliqué, you can add some action to the created picture - an island, a sea, a bird (etc), and then you will need more colored sheets of paper, paints or felt-tip pens . Also, for the design of the panel, it will be a plus if the work is placed in a frame. Then a hand-made craft will surely please everyone with its originality.

Step-by-step assembly of a three-dimensional palm tree with step-by-step photos

Large-sized three-dimensional palm tree, perfect for decorating covered terraces, verandas, winter gardens, while the cost of making crafts will be minimal.

Even children can handle the work, assembly should be done in stages:

  1. cardboard) from paper towels.
  2. Brown paper is torn by hand arbitrarily, giving irregularities to the blanks, of any size. Then the resulting sheets should be crumpled in the hands - for greater realism.
  3. The trunk is wrapped, starting from the bottom, overlapping in a spiral with brown blanks.
  4. The paper is fixed with elastic bands or threads at intervals of 6-8 cm.
  5. The edges of the brown paper are folded to the sides, giving a similarity to the irregularities of the bark of a palm tree trunk.
  6. From colored green paper, preferably two shades (for greater realism), cut out elongated blanks for leaves 8-10 pcs. Fold in half and make a "fringe" at an angle to the outer end of the sheet.
  7. Fold paper palm leaves 4 pieces. and fastened at the base with a stapler. The outer tips should look in different directions.
  8. The collected leaves are fixed on the top of the trunk with glue, if towel sleeves are used, then the leaves are planted on the glue, then crumpled brown paper (in the form of a ball) is inserted on top. If necessary, use threads or braid.

The finished palm tree is installed on a pedestal, in a pot, flowerpot, planter, where sand, decorative pebbles, shells are poured.

Crafts can be made from corrugated paper for this:

  • brown paper is cut into thin strips (2-2.5 cm), cutting off the “fringe” on one side;
  • 8-12 pieces of elongated leaves are cut out of green paper, cutting them on each side, giving the shape of a palm leaf, the size may be different;
  • brown strips are wound (at an angle) on the blank for the barrel (tube, wire, strong wire, stick), fixed with glue;
  • uncut brown paper elements are folded back, giving randomness;
  • The leaves are fastened with thread, wire and glue to the top of the trunk and straightened out.

Palm tree can be installed in a piece of Styrofoam (painted brown), a container with sand or pebbles.

The smallest leaves are fixed closer to the center of the palm trunk, then the middle ones are placed, and the largest ones are glued last.

Simple Origami for Beginners

There are many simple patterns for beginners in the origami technique, even children will cope with the work, and will be proud of themselves and crafts.

The origami palm is assembled in stages:

  • a square (15x15 cm or 20x20 cm) of green paper is folded in the middle - horizontally, vertically (turning), then twice diagonally;
  • after each fold (4 times in total) the fold is ironed and the sheet is flattened;
  • fold the square along the folds into the basic shape - a double square;
  • in the upper part of the workpiece, the sides are folded towards the center, then opened;
  • the first layer of the square is opened to the sides (up and down), an elongated rhombus is obtained;
  • fold the rhombus in half and turn the workpiece over;
  • the same steps are repeated on the other side;
  • open carefully and fold the two sides to make them flat;
  • four adjacent sheets were obtained;
  • take the middle of the foliage and bend it into the form of palm branches bent down;
  • sharp tips are also slightly tucked under.

The crown is ready, then an unusual palm trunk is assembled:

  • a gray, orange or brown sheet of paper in the form of a square of the same shape, folded twice in half upwards, then again - you get a narrow blank;
  • open it and fold the narrow sides towards the middle at the center of the fold;
  • open the blank;
  • on the front side, the workpiece is bent in a zigzag manner - the width of the folds is 5-8 mm, the step is 2-3 cm;
  • after that, the workpiece is bent in the center (along the fold line) and along the side lines - a finished stable trunk is obtained.

Palm branches are fixed on the trunk with glue, double-sided tape. The craft is ready.

Applications for children

For the smallest creators, the following simple and very beautiful application scheme will be possible: Circles (5 pieces) 2.5-3 cm in size are cut out of brown paper, and they are cut in half - these are the parts for assembling the trunk. From shades of green paper, circles are cut out in size 10 cm - 1 pc., 7.5 cm - 1 pc., And 5 cm - 2 pcs. Each of them is cut in the middle.

  • But the base of colored cardboard in the middle is laid out with brown semicircles overlapping (lower to upper) in the form of a curved trunk. Then fixed with glue.
  • Cut off the “fringe” on the round side of green blanks and give it randomness.
  • Two large blanks of leaves are glued to the trunk by the middle, the clipped edges are not touched with glue. Next, on the base of the large ones, I fix the blanks of the middle circle - the same way.
  • The first small piece of cut 5 cm is also glued on the middle leaves, and the second on the largest leaves, giving the palm a volume and a rounded shape.
  • If desired, you can add an island of yellow paper, a bird, a sun.

    Cutting templates

    A large assortment of templates and stencils makes it easy and quick to choose your favorite model to make your own craft. To do this, it is printed out for cutting.

    Ideas for using paper palms

    Since handicrafts made by yourself usually look very beautiful, are associated with rest (summer) and vacation, they are often used in interior design. A palm tree can be placed on a wall, window, window sill, it can be used to decorate furniture.

    If you make crafts from wafer paper, you can decorate a birthday cake, a festive dinner table with it.

    Small paper palm tree, ideal for decorating homemade cards, greeting posters. Photo frames decorated with paper palm trees look original, especially if you insert a photo taken on vacation (at sea) into the frame.

    Volumetric and large palm trees will be a great addition to the themed interior design in rooms where children's parties, games, parties for young people and adults, or for a photo session take place.

    Palm tree made of cardboard and paper is quite affordable to manufacture, has many different assembly methods. The finished craft will always look spectacular and original, reminding you of the warm summer, the sea and pleasant experiences.

    67 photos of step-by-step instructions for creating

    It's no secret that empty plastic containers for various drinks cause a lot of inconvenience with disposal, since they do not decompose for many years. And the disposal of this kind of garbage will cost too much.

    Modern summer gardeners use PET bottles not only to store water and other liquids. After all, you can use it in a very interesting solution: to build a unique palm tree from bottles with your own hands on a personal plot, which will undoubtedly attract the curious glances of passers-by.

    The manufacturing process requires only the usual set of tools, skill and good mood.

    The benefits of PET containers: a beautiful palm tree

    Do not rush to throw away empty plastic bottles, they can easily be turned into a unique evergreen palm tree, showing off in a summer cottage. You can also improve the courtyard near the house, the playground, while profitably utilizing a sufficient amount of waste.

    Before you make a palm tree from bottles, stock up on used containers in brown (for the tree trunk) and green (for leaves) color. It is better to take a container of 1. 5 and 2 liter volume. The height of your southern "beauty" directly depends on the number of accumulated bottles.

    A set of the following tools and parts will be useful:

    • sharpened scissors and knife;
    • tape;
    • Cord or braided wire to hold up foliage;
    • plastic pipe or iron fittings for the base of the palm trunk.

    It is important to consider that the aesthetic appearance of the future tree depends on containers of the same diameter. But the combination of different shades of green will only give the palm a bright, unique look.

    Step-by-step work

    If you correctly follow the recommendations for the manufacture of plastic containers, you can assemble a unique tree of the height you need in one free evening. Before starting, thoroughly rinse empty bottles and remove labels from them.

    Assembly of foliage

    For prepared green bottles, it is necessary to cut off the bottoms with a knife, and the top one will just be a leaf blank. The remaining part is carefully cut into strips with scissors, heading towards the neck of the bottle. Keep in mind that the thinner the cut strips are, the more magnificent the crown of the palm tree will turn out.

    We do this until we get the required amount of foliage, which then needs to be strung on a tight rope, cord or wire. It is necessary to screw the lid on the first and last parts to further create the petiole of the leaf.

    Experienced craftsmen recommend making a crown of a maximum of seven leaves, so the palm tree will look more magnificent.

    Assembling the tree trunk

    For brown bottles (at least ten pieces), cut off only the bottom, then make longitudinal cuts of the same size right up to the neck of the bottle - these are the stem petals. It is better if you get six equal, fairly wide strips along.

    The finished trunk is assembled in the same way as the crown of a tree (bottle stem blanks are strung on the base), as shown in the photo of a palm tree. The base of the tree is carried out using a metal or plastic pipe of the desired length and diameter.

    Next, we assemble the finished product by stringing the trunk from the bottom up (outwardly it looks like a pine cone) and attaching a crown to it.

    The prepared crown of the palm tree is fixed with glue or tape to the top to get a uniform fluffy foliage.

    It is worth considering that the finished craft will not be easy at all, which is why it is reasonable to take a heavy base for the trunk, which is dug into the soil for half a meter, or poured with concrete.

    A beautiful evergreen palm tree made from empty polyethylene bottles, which brings warmth in both winter and summer, is ready! In such a simple way, it is possible to independently create a paradise southern corner in a free garden area.

    If you turn on the scope of your imagination, you can erect coconut fruits on a finished palm tree.


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