What To Do With Coconut Leaves? Creations Made From Coco Leaf

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With all the coconut uses from roots to fruits, and just when you think I'm done with the coconut talk, here goes another hub pertaining to the tree. And this time I'm going to be focusing only with the fun things that can be made from the coconut leaves.

And with the leaves or whatever you create from it, it wasn't only with the process being fun, but the uses of these creations as well. And yes, a form of livelihood. So let's see how many can we make or what things can we make from the coconut leaf.

And as I was thinking of the very first photo with coconut leaves as nipa hut walls and went into searching for image, I stumbled into something that is so beautiful. I haven't seen one like this before. A flower made from coconut leaves, and not just any flower, these are roses!


Beautiful roses made from the leaves of coconut.
Beautiful roses made from the leaves of coconut. | Source

I know, I feel the same way too, ( you love those roses don't you?) And on where I found the photo above, there was a tutorial on how to make the palm rose. But I'd rather see or watch a video on how to make a rose from coconut leaves. And if you were like me whose more of a visual learner, here's the video. Hey, I don't understand the language myself but seeing how the woman made this beautiful rose is more than enough to be thankful for.



Alright, now let's go and see the leaves used as walls into this nipa hut. Not only for walls, but it is also used as this huts roof. Seeing this photo, it truly says that one can live just by using the coconut. The wood for post, husk for gardening, ( just like this hanging plant) and the fruits for food. And of course the leaves, can be used for roofing.

Woven coconut leaves used on this beautiful nipa hut for walls.
Woven coconut leaves used on this beautiful nipa hut for walls. | Source
I always prefer and like it green. It is livelier.
I always prefer and like it green. It is livelier. | Source
Coconut leaves for entrances or gates
Coconut leaves for entrances or gates | Source

Look at these. Seeing this entrance made from coconut leaves reminds me of some occasions where I've seen such entrance but with different designs. One occasion would be on Philippine town fiestas.

What is a fiesta you say? It's festivity held every year in the Philippines on every provinces or towns where the celebration last for a day. It is usually started with a parade and the town would be decorated with colorful fiesta banners. And what do I look forward to every fiesta? All the goodies!

What time is it sir?
What time is it sir? | Source

May I ask the time?

I used to do this hand watch too when I was a kid. It is easy and fun to make it with my playmates, or sometimes my classmates when there is a growing young coconut tree at our school.

I can't count how many times I had wore something like this but if a kid is bored and there's not much toys to play with, one could used what's available around, right? And that could be fun times with coconut leaves. We even make it look like a more of a hand watch by drawing numbers and pointers.

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What about this hat?

It looks beautiful and I could wear one like this while under the sun either walking on the beach, farm or on the rice field.

Someone has to teach me first how to weave coconut leaves to make this hat, it would be fun to make one like this.

Yummy!
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This makes me hungry. Another great use for the coconut leaves is for wrapping this Philippine goodies made from glutinous rice and is called "suman sa ibos," (above photo.) It might look like wrapping each one of these a hard thing to do but, no it wasn't though it might take some time but its worth it. I love unwrapping a suman sa ibos and dipping it into sugar.

This one here is called "puso," which is boiled rice wrapped in coconut fronds and is also called by other names in other Asian countries.

And what about this beautiful decoration made from young coconut leaves? These are just amazing and a good amount of time is put into  making it.
And what about this beautiful decoration made from young coconut leaves? These are just amazing and a good amount of time is put into making it. | Source
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Where to put those goodies you say?

Well, what about this baskets? You can put it all in here. Or might not be a good idea as those goodies might be heavy for this basket. Still, you can put lighter items in here such as papers, newspapers, or table napkins.





Wanna play?

This game is called "sipa," where one plays with a rattan made ball where the player tosses the ball and kicking it with the side of his/her heel without letting the ball touches the ground.

Although the ball is usually made of rattan, it could be made from other available items such as a ball woven from coconut leaves! And to think of it, this reminds me of few male friends in high school who plays sipa with a stone wrapped in a plastic.

Up for a poll?

Of all the things that can be made from the coconut leaves, which one you like most?

  • The hat!
  • I love the roses.
  • I'd go with the entrance made from coconut leaves.
  • I like more than one.
  • That tray is beautiful!
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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Amazing hub, awesome pictures. This hub is a visual treat and excellently written. I just have to include a link to this wonderful hub in my hub on health benefits of coconut.

I haven't seen such beautiful pictures and the variety of uses of coconut leaves.

Voted up and all the way across. Shared this hub all over.


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precy anza 4 years ago from San Diego Author

Hi Rajan, I enjoy reading such wonderful comment. And yes it is a visual treat. ^-^' Thanks for the link. I found your "Health Benefits of Coconut" hub and linked back. You have interesting photos there as well and great information. :)


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Anamika S 4 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

Beautiful! I make similar flowers using satin ribbons and crape paper.


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precy anza 4 years ago from San Diego Author

@ Anamika S: Thank you ^-^' And I bet those flowers you made was beautiful too. :)


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thesingernurse 4 years ago from Rizal, Philippines

Everything's beautiful! But I have to admit, the suman goodies has done it again! They never fail to get my attention! :)

Thanks for sharing!


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jpcmc 4 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

Truly fascnating! The Philippines is a country with lots of coconut trees. We even have a government agency for these trees - The Philippine Coconut Authority. What they do I just don't know.

The coconut leaves roses are just adorable.


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dinkan53 4 years ago from India

Great hub with beautiful pictures. Not only the leaf almost every part of the coconut tree has good use as seen in many domestic, commercial and industrial applications. I don't know about other Asian countries, I really heard that, coconut Leaves are used to wrap white rice called Puso. Rated your hub as beautiful and interesting.


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StephanieBCrosby 4 years ago from New Jersey

This is a really interesting and beautiful hub. While I knew there were many uses for the leaves, I never saw so many in one place. They are truly artistic and nice to look at.


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Kbdare 4 years ago from Western US.

How very interesting! Thanks for sharing!


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learner365 4 years ago

Wow, i loved the idea of using coconut leaves for making roses. I know how to make roses from ribbons so at least its an another alternative that i can use for the purpose.

Thank you for sharing such an interesting Hub.Loved the whole of it. My vote up and sharing !!!


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Claudia Tello 4 years ago from Mexico

I am always amazed by the handiness and creativity of craftsmen that can make such beautiful things out of natureĀ“s resources. I wish I had more time to try to make some of these lovely crafts.


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aviannovice 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

You are always teaching me something new. Thank you so much for sharing your customs, I love it.


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precy anza 4 years ago from San Diego Author

@ thesingernurse: Lol. So I'm guessing suman is your wekness?! Ha!ha! They all wrapped beautifully which makes it more attractive ^-^'

@ jpcmc: I agree. Philippines a lots of coconut trees :) Once we had lived in a coconut grove. If only I could have a fresh buko now.... that would be sweet! ^-^'

@ dinkan53: Thank you for dropping by and commenting :) And yes, I couldn't think of other trees which has uses from its roots up to its fruit.

@ StephanieBCrosby: Yes. I was surprised either on how much I had found online. And they are really artistic. A treat to look at :)

@ Kbdare: Thank you KB ^-^'

@ learner365: Thank you! And I'm glad to know you already are making roses, it's not going to be hard for you to do it with the coconut leaf. ^-^' Unlike me, I have to watch that video to learn. Lol.

@ Claudia Tello: *nods* Yup. :) They sure have some gift of creativity ^-^' And I love watching people doing such things.

@ Aviannovice: Thank you Avian! ^-^' And I learn something from your hubs too! Now.. now..... where's the hummingbirds? Ha!ha! Have a good afternoon! :)


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thesingernurse 4 years ago from Rizal, Philippines

Why are you so good in guessing? Hahaha! I can survive a day eating nothing but suman or "tupig" hehehe! :)


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precy anza 4 years ago from San Diego Author

I just knew it! Lol. *drooling at tupig* You can have the suman but I'll snatch the tupig when you're not looking. ^-^'


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livingsta 3 years ago from United Kingdom

Wow...I love the flowers, the hat and the basket...awesome...

Voted up, awesome and sharing !!!


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precy anza 3 years ago from San Diego Author

Thanks livingsta ^-^' They are! And would go on my first spot :) The lady who made those palm roses was so talented. Thanks fro dropping by.


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lrdl3535 5 months ago from California

Great post, I don't have any coconut trees around. But personally I wouldn't have much time to do these things either. For those that do it is a great post.

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