Decorating With Palm Fronds

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Use palm fronds to decorate around your home.
Use palm fronds to decorate around your home. (Image: palm frond on blue sky image by Nikolai Sorokin from Fotolia.com)

If you have access to palm fronds, use them to add a decorative touch to your home. They are the perfect accent to add to the ambiance of the beach and seaside in a tropical decor. You may be surprised at all the ways you can use palm fronds to decorate.

Things You'll Need

  • Palm fronds
  • Hot glue
  • Tall vase
  • Scissors
  • Florist's wire
  • Seashell or starfish
  • Frame
  • Camera
  • Black-and-white film

Create a thatched umbrella. Buy an inexpensive outdoor umbrella for your patio, then use hot glue to cover it with palm fronds for a tropical look. You will need quite a few fronds for this project.

Place some fronds upright in a tall vase, similar to using bamboo sticks or branches from trees. This brings a bit of the outdoors into your home. Add a bit of water at the bottom to keep the fronds green as long as possible.

Create a wreath by cutting the fronds and organizing them in a circular pattern. Use hot glue to create a fan shape, using the longest leaves in the back and the shortest ones on the front. Run florist’s wire through the back of the wreath and make a loop to hang it. Add a seashell, starfish or other tropical-themed object to the center.

Allow a palm frond to dry and frame it for an interesting piece of artwork. Alternatively, take a close-up picture of a palm frond with black-and-white film and place the photograph in a wooden frame.

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