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Step By Step Instructions on How to
Create a Basic Fresh Orchid Lei

The basic lei in this example uses dendrobium orchids. Leis can be created in the same way using many different types of flowers like plumeria, daisys, rose buds, straw flowers, pikake, tuberose, gardenia, stephanotis, puakenikeni, carnations, bozu, and more!

Neck, head, wrist, and ankle leis are simple to make using loose orchids. Below are photos with step by step instructions so you and your luau guests can create your own basic beautiful fresh orchid leis!

To make your own fresh leis you will need:
loose orchids
lei needle
lei string

For neck leis use 90" of string and about 50 loose orchids. For head leis take the head measurement and add 8". 
Then double that for the length of the string and use about 25 loose orchids.
For wrist/ankle leis use 16" of string and about 10-15 loose orchids.

Remove the stems from the orchids.

Fold the string in the middle so there is an even amount on either side. Hook lei string onto lei needle in the middle.

Hold the needle close to the sharp end and stick needle through the orchid throat and out through the butt end of orchid.
Pull the orchid onto the needle and repeat the process.  Slide the orchids down the needle as you add them. This allows you to maintain control of the lei needle and arrange the orchids. Once you have several orchids arranged on the lei needle then slide the group of orchids down onto the lei string.

Continue to string the flowers until there is about 2 inches on each end to tie the lei. Neck leis can be tied closed once completed. Head, wrist, and ankle leis should be tied at the time they are going to be worn. Once your lei is complete proudly wear your fresh flower lei or give it to your sweetie!
Lei Making Instructions are Courtesy of alohafriends.com

Example of a basic orchid Wrist/Ankle Lei

Example of two basic orchid neck leis

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Tips and Suggestions Easily create a Hawaii Theme Wedding Anywhere!
Reception Decorating Suggestions Photographs of decorating suggestions to easily create Hawaii theme centerpieces, guest book tables, and wedding cakes.
Hawaii Wedding Planner Resource to assist in planning a Hawaii Theme Wedding.
Vow Suggestions   Hawaii Theme wedding vow suggestions.
Lei Exchange Ceremony Suggestions for adding a lei exchange ceremony to the wedding.
Candle Unity Ceremony Suggestions for adding a Hawaii theme candle unity ceremony.
Sand Unity Ceremony Suggestions for adding a Hawaii theme sand unity ceremony.
The Lords Prayer The Lords Prayer in Hawaiian.



Host a Luau Tips and suggestions to easily host a Hawaiian Luau anywhere!
Hawaii Theme Christmas Party Ideas Games, recipes, and fun ideas for a Hawaii theme Christmas party.
Add some Aloha to your Thanksgiving gathering!Hawaii Theme Thanksgiving Dinner Full menu with recipes for creating a Hawaii theme Thanksgiving dinner.
Popular Luau Recipes Recipes to create the most popular luau appetizers, main dishes, sides, and beverages.
Imu Pit How to create and cook using a traditional underground Imu pit.
First Names Translations Resource of first name phonetic traslations into Hawaiian.
Words & Phases Popular words and phrase translated into Hawaiian.
Game Ideas Fun Hawaii theme game ideas.
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