9 Inventive DIYs Featuring Tropical Palms
Transform your pad into a lush, leafy paradise with these tutorials
Published Aug 15, 2017 12:06 PM
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We can’t decide what we love more, tropical foliage or DIYs. What we do know is that when these two things come together, it’s pure magic. From craftgawker to Pinterest, the internet is a verdant universe of do-it-yourself ideas. Lucky for you, we culled it down to nine of the niftiest, prettiest palm projects, guaranteed to give your home a major dose of botanical beauty.
If you’ve ever been unsure how to use embossing paste (AKA cake frosting for craft projects), this tutorial is going to be a game-changer. Damask Love breaks down just how easy it is to add dimension and texture to, well, anything (in this case a basic wooden box). You’ll take away a new skill, and this adorable palm-embellished container—perfect for holding pencils or even makeup brushes.
DIY Patterned Clock
According to the old English proverb, “Necessity is the mother of invention.” We all need to know what time it is, but many of the wall clocks on the market are all function and no fashion. A Kailo Chic Life gives a plain wood clock a tropical makeover with a sample of sticky-backed wallpaper. Safe to say, this is definitely a DIY you’ll actually use IRL.
Watercolor Wall Art
Art instantly enlivens any space. That said, just because you can’t (or won’t) shell out hundreds on expensive prints, doesn’t mean you’re destined for a life of boring, blank walls. DIYer Anusha Rajeswaran shows you how to create your own custom watercolor versions for a fraction of the cost on Brit + Co .
DIY Painted Palm Leaf Tile
Struggling with what to do with an uninspired fireplace? Take a cue from A Kailo Chic Life and give it a colorful upgrade. All it takes is two hours and some white and teal latex paint to convert a tile surround from drab to fab. The best part? You can easily switch up the print each season. Perhaps plaid or herringbone for fall?
DIY Leaf Art
Is this the ultimate evergreen application for tropical foliage? Monster Circus put the petal, err palm, to the metal, transforming a fresh frond into a piece of timeless wall art—and thanks to this step-by-step tutorial, you can, too.
DIY Palm Print Pillows
Who doesn’t love a good throw pillow? But sometimes our fondness for designer decor and our desire to save money don’t go hand-in-hand. Luckily, Dream Green DIY demonstrates that creating a custom pillow can be as simple as snapping some pics, uploading them to Snapbox, and waiting a week for your new faux suede friends to arrive.
DIY Monstera Palm Leaf Resin Tray
Need a new idea to spice up your kitchen? I Spy DIY turned leftover faux monstera leaves and a handled white tray into a statement-maker—ideal for displaying on the countertop or serving snacks at your next soiree.
Decoupaged Palm Leaf Gold Table
This gorgeous table may look like it came straight out of an interior designer’s penthouse, but it’s actually a crafty tutorial from Delicious and DIY. This garden-inspired, golden treasure comes to life with mod podge, fabric palm leaves and liquid gilding.
DIY Image Transfer Wall Hanging
Prefer a crisp, contemporary esthetic? You can still invite some tropical accents into your space. The key is to keep them understated. This black-and-white image transfer wall hanging from Homey Oh My is a sublime example of such subtly.