Summer is coming to a close (my kids go back to school next week!) and soon visions of pumpkins and PSL’s will fill your feeds and favorite blogs. But first I have a few more colorful summer projects for you! This DIY palm leaf drink pitcher is so cute and the perfect for an end of summer party. While it does require the use of a vinyl cutting machine, it really is too cute not to try to make yourself. And if you are an overachiever, you can even make a set of glasses to go with it with your extra vinyl. Now who else is ready for a little end of summer party and a drinks?!
-Permanent adhesive vinyl
-Vinyl transfer tape
–This palm leaf download
-Glass drink pitcher
-Drinking glasses (optional)
Begin by uploading the template into your vinyl cutter design software and choosing to cut only. Then cut out the design on to your adhesive vinyl. I used three colors of vinyl for my pitcher (turquoise, mint, and coral vinyl from Cricut). Once your design is cut, remove the negative space and discard. Then apply the transfer tape to the top of one of the palm leaves rubbing hard to get the vinyl to stick to the tape.
Next, place the tape with leaf over the pitcher and press down to adhere the vinyl palm leaf to the pitcher. Then gently pull back the transfer tape.
Repeat with more palm leaves overlapping them and having them come from different angles all the way around the pitcher.
Once your pattern is perfect, your pitcher is ready to use. Optionally you can use the extra smaller leaves to decorate a few glasses as well to have a whole set of custom made palm leaf drink serveware.
I love how the pattern has depth to it because the glass allows the palm leaves on the back of the pitcher to show through and create a unique overlapping design. This DIY palm leaf drink pitcher is surprisingly easy to create if you have a vinyl cutter. If you don’t have a cutter, I still encourage you to try making one by sketching a palm leaf of the back of the vinyl and using scissors to cut it out. While it may take a little more time, it should still give you a pretty cute palm leaf pitcher!