Hiya, creative friends! Warm weather has finally arrived at our house, and we are putting a new spin on celebrating spring! Instead of traditional spring florals, I put together a fun DIY tropical party setting with paper ferns and leaves instead. I just love how it turned out! With some inexpensive Darice cardstock and your Cricut machine, you too can put a tropical twist on your spring soiree in just a few minutes!
- Darice 12 x 12″ Solid Cardstock Pack
- Darice Scissors
- Cricut Explore Air
- Cricut Cutting Mat
- Darice Hot Glue Gun
To get started, use our Cricut Explore Air to cut several large tropical leaves. (You can re-cut the images I used HERE using the Cricut online Design Space software.)
Next, reduce the leaf images 75%, and cut several leaves in the same cardstock colors. Use these leaves to decorate the tops of paper straws, embellish your cake or cupcakes, and decorate goodie boxes for your guests!
For my cake topper, I just used small skewer sticks to place the paper cut leaves on the place I wanted them.
One pack of the Darice cardstock had plenty of paper to create my table runner, and embellish my DIY tropical party supplies too!
Doesn’t this just get you so excited for nice weather!? I think I will use more of my cardstock to make this again in really bright colors for summer. I have so much cardstock leftover, I have lots of options!
This fringe DIY crepe paper backdrop would also make a great addition to your tropical spring party. Coordinate the streamer colors to your paper leaves.
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Natalie is a wife and mom to four fabulous children. Well, except the last one. She’s a bit of a stinker. Natalie is a full time crafter, thrifter, blogger, photographer and creator of Natalme.com. She has a studio in her home where she likes to hide from her children and watch Netflix on her iPad. I have done everything from being a power seller on eBay, to selling handmade goods and upcycled furniture at local boutiques and art fairs. In her free time, she volunteers for the Circle of Love Foundation and the Special Needs Youth Athletic Foundation, all in hopes of one day being forgiven for her constant use of profanity.