After my church had a luau we had lots of leis leftover. I didn’t want to see them thrown in the trash so I took them home. Surely I could find a purpose for them, right? After poking around on Pinterest for ideas, I came across this cute wreath idea from Darice. I liked the fullness of the wreath but I didn’t like the idea of having all those little plastic spacers showing on it. So, for my Hawaiian Lei Wreath, I wanted to try something a little different to create a denser look with the flowers. You’ll have to see how I made mine below!
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Hawaiian Lei Wreath Materials
Hawaiian Lei Wreath Steps
1: Cut the strings on six of the leis and deconstruct them, making a pile of just the silk flower bits. If you find this isn’t enough flowers, just cut up a couple more leis.
2: One at a time, take a ball head pin and poke it through the hole of one of the flowers and then poke it into the wreath form. The pin color doesn’t really matter because you won’t be able to see them.
3: For the rest of the pin flowers, poke them in close to each other, leaving very little space between them. Make sure to keep the petals of the flowers sticking up, though, as you work around the wreath. I only covered the front and sides, leaving the back empty and flat.
4: If you don’t have a wreath hanger on your door, you can tie a ribbon loop around the top to hang it.
That’s it! This Hawaiian Lei Wreath was super simple to make, and even though it seems like it’d be time-consuming, it actually only took me about an hour and a half to make. This one is mostly primary colors because those are the leis I had on hand, but you could easily change the entire look of this wreath just by changing the lei flower colors. You could also add all sorts of different Hawaiian or Luau themed decorations to spice it up, but I prefer it without. I think my technique gives it a fuller, more luscious look and doesn’t seem too campy or over the top Hawaiian. So would you try it? I can’t lie, it’s pretty fun to stab that wreath form a bunch of times.
If you’re looking for even more Hawaiian themed crafts to inspire your creativity, be sure to see all of the fun projects over at Favecrafts today!
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Hello, I’m Aleisha. I have always been interested in the crafting world. Growing up I would often find myself in my grandma’s sewing room or in my mom’s craft room “helping” with whatever task they would give me. As an adult, my love for crafting turned into a degree in Event Planning, where entertaining and crafting collide. When I am not crafting or entertaining, I am spending as much time as I can get with my husband and two sons. I am also a complete Disney Junkie!