DIY Hawaiian Leis

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diy hawaiian lei

Hi Cakelets! Jillian here. Since there’s still a good two weeks before summer is officially over, I thought it would be fun to show you how to make these colorful lei’s. I made a handful of them for Amanda’s tiki bridal shower, and the ladies loved them! I’m pretty sure you’re going to love how easy they are to make too. Super fun for any bbq’s or beach days you have planned for this weekend. And, this is how you make them…

Diy Hawaiian Lei

Step 1: Gather up a bunch of colorful crepe paper. We’re dying to get our hands on some these fine Italian crepe papers, so pretty!

Diy Hawaiian Lei

Step 2: Measure out 2 strands of crepe paper 18″ each. Two 18″ stands = one paper flower.

Diy Hawaiian Lei

Step 3: Begin to tuck and fold the paper in a circular motion to create your flower. Pinch the ends of the crepe paper to secure.

Diy Hawaiian Lei

Step 4: You’ll need about 12 flowers per strand + embroidery thread. Once you have all your flowers created I like to lay them out in order to make sure I like the color arrangement.

Diy Hawaiian Lei

Step 5: Begin to tie each flower with a double knot onto your thread so it’s securely fastened.

Diy Hawaiian Lei

Step 6: Fluff each flower to make it nice and full. Be careful not to rip or loosen the flower to much so it stays attached.

Diy Hawaiian Lei

And, there you have it! Super easy, fun project that could be used for lei’s or could be really cute as garland. We hope this inspires you for your next soiree!

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Melissa on Sep 11, 2012

this looks so fun!! i cant wait to try it. but...leis shouldn't have an apostrophe in it!!

Allie Shultz on Sep 11, 2012

So so cute! A long string of them would make such a cute garland for a party or a room decoration.

Courtney from Cocroft & Delbridge on Sep 11, 2012

I just love this idea and totally agree with Allie...this would be SUCH a cute garland! Thanks so much for sharing!

Büroumzüge on Sep 12, 2012

Thank you, wonderful task! This was the data I had to have.

Marquees for Weddings on Sep 13, 2012

Bright idea! This is perfect! Love the colors. Thanks for sharing

Ewie on Sep 16, 2012

That's so fun!!! When i was young, i used to do this for the party of our little town (in portugal)!!! Then i grow up, and forgot how to do that... Thank you!

Wedding Merge on Sep 18, 2012

This suits also in hawaiin themed wedding, nice idea!

Wendy on Oct 9, 2012

Cakelets !!! lol that is very funny... thanks for making me laugh today. Wendy

Dorothy on Jul 30, 2013

I think the blossoms are LOVELY, and I think we can find a place for something like that in table arrangements. Regarding the Leis: you do have to be careful not to get crepe paper wet, and to not break a sweat while wearing it...when I was a child, we had a music program that included square dancing, and girls made bonnets with poster board, wallpaper...and crepe paper 'ruffles' along the brim, plus the hats were tied with same crepe paper ribbon. My hat was Avocado Green. So was my neck. Perhaps crepe paper has improved since then, but it might be a good idea to test to see if the color bleeds. if so, white should still work fine.

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