16 Responses

  1. Rebecca Dilello
    Rebecca Dilello June 24, 2009 at 1:24 pm |


    I love your blog. Heather brought it to my attention. Especially love all the craft ideas and of course the photography is wonderful.

  2. pinar
    pinar July 1, 2009 at 5:51 am |

    very nice

  3. Lakshmi
    Lakshmi July 1, 2009 at 7:31 pm |

    My sis makes this with silk cloth and they make good garlands ๐Ÿ™‚
    .-= Lakshmiยดs last blog ..Bisi Uppinakayi/Grated Mango Instant Pickle =-.

  4. Roxana
    Roxana October 26, 2009 at 5:11 am |

    Loved these ones! Had been looking for a craft for my daughter’s 10th birthday and these look so beautiful compared to the ones done with straws and cut out paper flowers!! Will definitely try them out!!

  5. Natalie V2
    Natalie V2 June 22, 2010 at 12:15 pm |

    I hope I do get a chance to try this.
    Thank you for the tutorial.
    The leis look sweet, and the idea of making them is charming.
    By the way, nice to meet you… I came over from visiting “How About Orange.”

  6. Linda
    Linda July 28, 2010 at 11:31 am |

    I have just finished making some of these for a fancy dress party … they are so simple to do and very attractive when finished …. Thank you

  7. Valarie
    Valarie January 11, 2011 at 9:38 pm |

    My daughter is turning two this summer and I was thinking about doing a luau for her party. I thought I’d try this to see if I’m up for making enough for everyone and my first one turned out pretty decent so I think I might try to make them all. Better get started now though ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Edna
    Edna March 3, 2011 at 2:02 pm |

    Congratulation…very nice

  9. jho
    jho June 4, 2011 at 3:54 am |

    so easy to follow! thanks for sharing!

  10. Hannah
    Hannah February 11, 2012 at 7:31 am |

    I love the idea and try to make it many times but fail. There is no way I could bundle it up as a fan, would you mind to show me how to do it? Thank you.

  11. Jaisey
    Jaisey March 22, 2012 at 10:20 pm |

    Hello there! I was so glad to come across this tutorial! I realized around 10pm that tomorrow is Hawaiian day for my boys at school, and of course, the only thing open in town was Jewel… Google DIY Hawaiian Lei and this was the first thing to pop up (from instructables.com). Now my boys have something for tomorrow! Thanks a billion!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  12. Rachelle
    Rachelle June 19, 2012 at 1:27 pm |

    AWESOME!! I used fabric to create the lei, rather than crepe paper (since the paper is more fragile and the color can run). I used about a yard of fabric (45″ wide) to make a lei that measures approximately 32″ (circumference). It took me a while, but it was worth the time!!

  13. Rachelle
    Rachelle June 21, 2012 at 3:50 pm |

    @nicolemiko: I’ll take some pictures later today and post them. Well, not sure how I’d post them to this thread. If you’d like, I can e-mail the pics to you. I cut the bottoms of some old t-shirts to make a ribbon/bow. I used it to fill in the space between the start and ending of the lei. The first lei I made, I tried creating a scalloped edge (cut s-shapes down the length), but it didn’t really make a difference once I started gathering the fabric and twisting. For the second lei, I just cut the fabric in 1 3/4 inch strips. I think ribbon would work well, too! I believe several crafters/craft stores here in Hawai’i use ribbon for some styles of lei.

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