Tropical Floral Banner

Tropical Floral Banner

Crafting Time:
  • 3-5 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
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Additional Information



  • Cardstock in a variety of colors
  • Hot glue gun & glue sticks
  • X-Acto® knife & blades
  • String/yarn to hang
  • Template (provided)


To print the templates, click on the "Download Project PDF" button (above). Leaves:
  1. Cut 5 or more of each leaf stencil from multiple shades of green paper; the more cut, the longer the banner.

  1. Cut one of stencil.
  2. Cut one small orange or yellow circle to fit in the middle of the flower.
  3. Glue to center.

Bird of Paradise:
  1. Cut 4 of stencil A out of orange paper.
  2. Cut 3 of stencil A out of yellow paper.
  3. Cut 1 of stencil B out of purple paper.
  4. Cut 2 of Stencil C out of green paper.
  5. Arrange orange and yellow pieces to overlap at the bottom and fan out toward the top; glue.
  6. Place purple piece to one side of the orange/yellow pieces, lining up bottom edges; glue.
  7. Stack assembly onto one green piece, offset by 1/2".
  8. Stack last green piece on top and glue all together.

  1. Cut 5 of stencil.
  2. Apply glue to right edge of one piece, stack left edge of another piece on top.
  3. Apply glue to right edge of stacked piece, stack left edge of another piece on top.
  4. Repeat for last 2 pieces, making sure to end up with a semi circle, not a strait line.
  5. Snip a small slit in the bottom of the last piece.
  6. Take right edge of slit and glue to the back of the first piece.

Stringing banner together
  • Option 1: Glue small loops of string to the top if each leaf and flower; string onto desired length of string.
  • Option 2: glue directly onto sting in desired pattern.

  • Tips:
  • Cut stencils out of paperboard or cut and cover in contact paper/clear tape.
  • Create about half as many flowers as leaves and cluster with 1-3 leaves.
  • Using an X-Acto® instead of scissors will give a cleaner edge.