A lei has an immense significance in Hawaiian culture, often presented as a token of love and appreciation to welcome or bid farewell to a person. Traditionally, flowers make up a lei, though, in recent times, a host of stuff like ribbons, money, or candy go into its making. Ribbon lei could be made by arranging ribbons in a braided, spiral, or ric rac pattern or even adding flowers or money to it. The tutorials below give vivid details to make lei out of the ribbon.
The combination of blue and white ribbons arranged in a spiral pattern makes the lei look amazingly beautiful.
The braided pattern achieved by designing ribbons of two colors looks increasingly fantastic. Sleek in appearance, you can create it in the school colors of the person who is graduating and moving on to the next level.
Blue and purple grosgrain ribbon arranged in braids go into the making of this colorful lei.
Mix and match different ribbons to make a unique lei. A tiny small flower may be attached to an end for a great appeal.
You could fix a bow at one end for an enticing look.
The ribbons, alongside a butterfly made with money, give the lei an innovative touch.
Weaving faux pineapples together with a green ribbon in between each of them, finally tied with a white ribbon, completes this lei.
You could also use four ribbons of different shades, for a vibrant, colorful effect.
Add decorative beads at the center for a scintillating effect.
The combination of satin purple and aqua ribbons that form the body, with green and pink ones popping out at the center, makes this lei apt for a Hawaiian wedding theme.
This beautiful lei with peach and pink ribbons is ideal for a bridal shower.
If making this for Hawaii’s famous Lei Day that falls on the 1st of May, this Pikake ribbon lei, replicating the colorful plant, is indeed a great idea.
White and orange, as shown here, resembles the color of the plumeria flower. The remaining instructions for designing the lei would be the same as mentioned above.
Using origami techniques, you can form interesting designs using the money and combine it with the ribbon.
For a Mother’s Day celebration, this lovely lei with carnations and ribbon would be a perfect pick.
Be it for a graduation ceremony, bridal shower, baby shower, or any special occasion; you could make such colorful leis as shown in the tutorials above. You may even make a lei with a host of other things like money, candy, beads, and show on.
Published on January 14th 2020 by Miranda Gibbs