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Silk flower leis and decorations to add touches of Hawaii to your celebration!

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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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for having a Hawaii theme luau!

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RESOURCES SPECIFIC TO
      HAWAIIAN THEME WEDDINGS

Tips and Suggestions to Easily Create a Hawaii Theme Wedding Anywhere
Hawaiian Wedding Planner Resource
Hawaii Theme Wedding Vow Suggestions  
Lei Exchange Ceremony Suggestions
Hawaii Theme Candle Unity Ceremony Suggestion
Hawaii Theme Sand Unity Ceremony Suggestion
The Lords Prayer in Hawaiian
Photographs of Suggestions on How to Create Hawaii Theme Centerpieces, Decorate Guest Book Tables, and Wedding Cake Decorating
Online Island Gift Shop with Treats and Treasures from Hawaii for your Special Day!

RESOURCES FOR CREATING A HAWAII THEME   LUAU CELEBRATION ANYWHERE!

Suggestions on Hosting a Hawaiian Luau Anywhere
Hawaiian Theme Christmas Party Ideas
Add some Aloha to your Thanksgiving gathering!Hawaiian Theme Thanksgiving Dinner Suggestions
Popular Luau Recipes
Cooking with an Underground Imu Pit
First Names Translations into Hawaiian
Popular Hawaiian Words & Phases
Hawaii Theme Game Ideas
Hawaiian/Polynesian Entertainers, Hula Dancers, & Caterers around the World
Listen To Hawaiian Radio Online
Online Island Gift Shop with Treats and Treasures from Hawaii for your Celebration

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