EMERGENCY LEIS 101
late to order more leis, what can you do?
EMERGENCY FRESH FLOWER LEIS:
String each flower right through the center on a fairly thick thread -
try #10 crochet thread, doubled. Strung loose enough that the
green bases can be seen uses 30 flowers for a 40" lei, strung tight
enough that the green flower bases are hidden by the next flower uses
50 flowers for a 40" lei.
Although they don't travel well in boxes, carnation
leis should last 2-3 days if misted and placed in a bag on the bottom
of the refrigerator.
Look for spray roses. String the same as for
Carnations. It takes 40 flowers for a 40" lei. Rose leis
should last 2-3 days if misted and placed in a bag on the bottom of
EMERGENCY CRAFT LEIS:
Simple braided leis made from natural, died, or
synthetic raffia are quite pretty! Double the raffia for added
thickness and tuck, glue, or sew bows, silk flowers, or craft pom-poms
every 4-6 inches.
Many craft stores carry net tubes or netting that can
be rolled into a tube shape. Place coins, paper money, or hard
candy with knots in between to create a pretty lei - we actually see
these every Graduation and Halloween in Hawai'i!