Picture of How to make Crepe Paper Leis
Instructions on how to make leis out of crepe paper. Originally posted on my blog dreamalildream.com.

Easy and great for Hawaiian themed parties.

Step 1: Supplies Needed

Picture of Supplies Needed
  • Crepe paper in rolls (or in folded sheets cut into 2 inch strips)
  • Needle and Thread (I measured about 2 yards, but this depends on how long you want or need your lei to be&whatever you determine double it and thats your thread length)
  • Scissors
suestnsn3 months ago

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BeachBunny2 years ago
This is sooo easy the cost of making these would be $1 but they sell them for $3
and now I can make so many, lei's are great for the beach(if your not swimming)!!!
iloveme303 years ago
Aloha! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Easy to follow and easy to make :) Good job!
rachelle8083 years ago
MAHALO (thank you) for the tutorial!! I found this site by chance and used it to make my first fabric lei. I used a yard of fabric (about 45" wide) to make a lei that measures approximately 32" in diameter. Took me a while, but it was worth it!
ziggiau5 years ago
I tried to make one of these and it took me an hour just to make 10cm worth. I gave up in the end because I didn't have the time to continue. Was I maybe packing it all on too tight?
nicolemiko (author)  ziggiau5 years ago
Probably. If you keep it too tight it takes considerably longer to complete. But this is a project that takes me about 1 hour or more for one like I stated. First time may take a bit longer, but shouldn't take much longer than that.
Cool! Wish I'd seen this a couple of months ago for my friend's 20th - we had a Hawaii theme and it cost us a fortune to buy these things! Nice Instructable! :-)
KLester786 years ago
You can use dental floss for the thread. I've used floss for sewing on my sons buttons for years. If I need it to be a color, I just use a Sharpie closest to what I need.
stinkymum6 years ago
very pretty and much cheaper than buying them ready made!
hominid6 years ago
I like this, camp as a row of tent pegs, well done.