Leis are mostly given as a token of affection and love when a person completes a certain journey and sets on to embark a new one. Though in Hawaiian culture, leis are mostly made using flowers, however, according to the latest trend money, candy, leaf as well as beads are used in making lei. Take a look at the following tutorials to get a glimpse of the attractive money leis that can be made.
You can also write the name of the person whom you have made it and attach it to the ribbon for a personalized effect.
The step by step instructions would help you to make stylish lei for your loved ones.
A purple or pink ribbon can also be used for giving it an enticing look.
Including candies in it would certainly be a sweet celebration for the one who has achieved a significant milestone of his/her life.
If making it for your kiddo who is a football fanatic, then stickers of the same could be attached to the lei.
While making a lei for a girl who has graduated, the butterfly theme would be an apt one. You could attach a congratulatory message in the middle.
If you do not want to keep the money lei as it is but give it a decorative look, then a ribbon lei would be a perfect one. You could either go for lighter colors like purple or pink or even bolder shades such as black and gold.
Though making a lei with real flowers would be too much of a task you could retain the authenticity by attaching artificial ones.
When you have learned to make a lei with money, you need to give it the right shape for a heart-shaped lei.
The flowers made with ribbons alongside the sparkling beads give the lei a spectacular effect.
If you want to make it for someone’s birthday, you could give it a personal touch by writing the name of the person for whom you are making it.
If you are adept in the art of origami, then this bow tie lei would be a cakewalk for you.
You can choose the shades based on the theme color of the wedding.
12. DIY Money Leis
The big beads attached in between add to its classy look.
The fiesta of colors would give it a colorful look.
For an innovative look, you can design the money in the shape of a leaf.
You can alternate the arrangement of money lei with pink crepe paper especially if you are making it for a girl.
You could make a lei with money, flowers, and candy separately like the one shown in the tutorial.
This one follows the perfect Hawaiian style though the flowers are artificial ones. If you do not desire to include too many dollars, then a style like this one could be followed.
Besides the kukui nut money lei, this tutorial also gives you an insight into how to make one with flowers. The crown made using dollars as shown here can also be made if you want to make the occasion of graduation of your nearest kin a grand one. Embellishing the crown with glitters and sparkles would enhance its beauty.
By taking a cue from the above tutorials, you can learn how to make a flower-shaped money lei after which you can join them in the design of a crown.
If you want to make something unique instead of the necklace, then a headband would be a great idea. You could also follow the instructions here and make a money lei bracelet, though in this case, the size would be smaller.
After you have learned to make the roses from the tutorial shown here you can make the lei by taking a cue from the above instructions and make a pretty rose money lei.
If your little one has just graduated from his/her kindergarten class, then this money lei wrapped in their favorite chocolates would indeed be a welcome surprise. The pink wrapper can be replaced with blue ones if your toddler is a boy.
With so many unique instructions at hand, you could make a host of money leis for any special occasion like wedding, your kiddos graduation or your elder one’s transition to high school.
Published on December 9th 2018 by Miranda Gibbs