Festive DIY Summer Straw Toppers


With summer in full swing, we all have a great excuse to get together and celebrate. Whether for a backyard barbecue, sunny poolside soirée, bright baby shower or a family birthday party, these DIY palm leaf straw toppers are simple to make (you’ll only need a pair of scissors) and add the perfect festive touch to any event.

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Personalize Those Palms

I’ve been totally on board with the plant and greenery trend this year, so adding a little tropical flora to the party makes me so happy. I mean, aren’t they darling?

Not only do these cute paper additions bring style and festivity to the table, they can also be personalized. As guests arrive to the party, let them write their names on the leaf markers to keep drinks easily matched with their owners. Cute and useful is a perfect combination.

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Continue the Tropical Theme

You can complete the look with this amazing golden pineapple ice bucket, some gold-rimmed glasses and a selection of tropical beverages lined up on this simple green tray.

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Add classic paper umbrellas and a pitcher of homemade lemonade, and you’ll want to throw a summertime bash every weekend!

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DIY Palm Leaf Straw Toppers:

  • green construction paper
  • a marker
  • scissors
  • a single hole punch
  • green straws

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1. To draw the palm leaf, start by drawing a large teardrop shape.

2. Add small u-shaped notches on either side to give it that tropical look.

3. Cut along your drawn lines.

4. Create a gentle v-shape at the base of the leaf.

5. Punch a hole in the center on the end of the palm leaf.

6. Slide onto your straw and enjoy!

7. For personalization, set a stack of cut-out leaves and a pen near the drinks alongside a cup of straws so each guest can write his/her name before adding it to their drink.

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Got a hankering to put even more DIY fun into your festivities? Why not swing for a piñata or set up a cool dessert station?

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