Are you throwing a Hawaiian luau party for friends and family? Scroll to find out how to make your own luau palm tree using a Cricut!

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When summertime hits, I start humming Hawaiian music and dreaming of golden, sandy beaches.

We are lucky that we usually can visit Hawaii at least once a year. However, sometimes it’s fun to bring a bit of Hawaii back home.

Summer is luau season on the Mainland and people love wearing colorful Aloha shirts and grabbing a Hawaiian cocktail!

If you’re hosting a Hawaiian luau party this year, you’re probably trying to figure out how to transform your space into a tropical paradise.

I’m going to show you how to make palm tree centerpieces that are super easy to make and they give any table a little pop of Hawaii!

Plus, these are cheap Hawaiian luau supplies that will save you a lot of money at the party store.

You can use an empty VOSS water bottle if your party is indoors. Or, I suggest leaving it full of water if you are taking it outside (to avoid it falling over in the wind.)

You can usually get a case of VOSS water at Costco if you need a bunch at wholesale prices.

These Hawaiian centerpieces for tables work well for backyard luaus, college Hawaii club luau fundraisers, or Hawaiian birthday parties!

DIY Hawaiian Decorations: How to Make a Luau Palm Tree Centerpiece Using a Cricut, a tutorial featured by top Hawaii blog, Hawaii Travel with Kids.

Hawaiian Luau Decorations: How to Make a Paper Palm Tree Luau Centerpiece

This Hawaiian paper palm tree centerpiece uses a Cricut machine.

You can definitely cut out all the DIY palm tree leaves by hand, but it can get pretty exhausting if you are making a bunch of these centerpieces for a big luau.

DIY Hawaiian Decorations: How to Make a Luau Palm Tree Centerpiece Using a Cricut, a tutorial featured by top Hawaii blog, Hawaii Travel with Kids.

Hawaiian Luau Centerpiece Materials:

Free Downloadable SVG File for Cricut

DIY Hawaiian Paper Palm Tree Luau Centerpiece Instructions:

Step 1:

The first thing you need to do is upload the SVG file to design space. You’ll want to select the layer with the set of files and then hit “attach” on the layers panel.

Then, click “make it” to cut the files as normal.DIY Hawaiian Decorations: How to Make a Luau Palm Tree Centerpiece Using a Cricut, a tutorial featured by top Hawaii blog, Hawaii Travel with Kids.

DIY Hawaiian Decorations: How to Make a Luau Palm Tree Centerpiece Using a Cricut, a tutorial featured by top Hawaii blog, Hawaii Travel with Kids.

Step 2:

Make sure to adjust your material dial/setting to “medium card stock” and load the card stock onto a blue or green grip mat. Then click “go.”DIY Hawaiian Decorations: How to Make a Luau Palm Tree Centerpiece Using a Cricut, a tutorial featured by top Hawaii blog, Hawaii Travel with Kids.

Step 3:

Now, cut your Kraft paper into one inch wide strips. Don’t stress if they aren’t perfect. These are going to be the trunk of your palm tree and those ridges are never perfect. In fact, they look better when they aren’t!

Wrap and layer these strips around your VOSS bottle and glue them down until they feel secure.Hawaiian luau DIY Hawaiian Decorations: How to Make a Luau Palm Tree Centerpiece Using a Cricut, a tutorial featured by top Hawaii blog, Hawaii Travel with Kids.: paper palm tree centerpiece by top Hawaii blog Hawaii Travel with Kids

Step 4:

After you’ve wrapped your entire bottle, it’s time to add on the palm tree leaves.

DIY Hawaiian Decorations: How to Make a Luau Palm Tree Centerpiece Using a Cricut, a tutorial featured by top Hawaii blog, Hawaii Travel with Kids.

Make sure to follow these screen shots and use the photos as a guide so that your palm trees are assembled correctly. There are grooves to make them fit. These grooves allow the palm tree leaves to sit on the lip of the bottle and they were specifically designed to do that.DIY Hawaiian Decorations: How to Make a Luau Palm Tree Centerpiece Using a Cricut, a tutorial featured by top Hawaii blog, Hawaii Travel with Kids.

DIY Hawaiian Decorations: How to Make a Luau Palm Tree Centerpiece Using a Cricut, a tutorial featured by top Hawaii blog, Hawaii Travel with Kids.

DIY Hawaiian Decorations: How to Make a Luau Palm Tree Centerpiece Using a Cricut, a tutorial featured by top Hawaii blog, Hawaii Travel with Kids.

DIY Hawaiian Decorations: How to Make a Luau Palm Tree Centerpiece Using a Cricut, a tutorial featured by top Hawaii blog, Hawaii Travel with Kids.

And that’s it! You can repeat this as many times as you like to create lots of little palm tree centerpieces for your Hawaiian luau party!

DIY Hawaiian Decorations: How to Make a Luau Palm Tree Centerpiece Using a Cricut, a tutorial featured by top Hawaii blog, Hawaii Travel with Kids.

DIY Hawaiian Decorations: How to Make a Luau Palm Tree Centerpiece Using a Cricut, a tutorial featured by top Hawaii blog, Hawaii Travel with Kids.

Looking for more DIY Hawaiian luau party ideas? Check out my posts about the best Hawaiian music, my favorite Hawaiian recipes, and how to create Hawaiian experiences at home!
Yield: 1 Centerpiece

DIY Hawaiian Luau Decorations: Paper Palm Tree Centerpiece Using a Cricut

Hawaiian luau decorations: palm tree centerpiece by top Hawaii blog Hawaii Travel with Kids

Are you planning a summer party and want to make your own Hawaiian luau decorations? Find out how to make a cute palm tree centerpiece using a water bottle, paper, and a Cricut!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • Card stock (8.5x11” 65-80lb) green
  • Cricut blue light or green standard grip mat
  • VOSS bottle
  • Kraft paper

Tools

  • Cricut or other cutting machine
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. The first thing you need to do is upload the SVG file to design space. You'll want to select the layer with the set of files and then hit "attach" on the layers panel.
  2. Then, click "make it" to cut the files as normal.
  3. Make sure to adjust your material dial/setting to "medium card stock" and load the card stock onto a blue or green grip mat. Then click "go."
  4. Now, cut your Kraft paper into one inch wide strips. Don't stress if they aren't perfect. These are going to be the trunk of your palm tree and those ridges are never perfect. In fact, they look better when they aren't!
  5. Wrap and layer these strips around your VOSS bottle and glue them down until they feel secure.
  6. After you've wrapped your entire bottle, it's time to add on the palm tree leaves.
  7. Make sure to follow these screen shots and use the photos as a guide so that your palm trees are assembled correctly. There are grooves to make them fit. These grooves allow the palm tree leaves to sit on the lip of the bottle and they were specifically designed to do that.
  8. And that's it! You can repeat this as many times as you like to create lots of little palm tree centerpieces for your Hawaiian luau party!

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