by Craftbits (shellie wilson)
What you need
38 inch (95cm)piece of heavy-duty thread
28 pieces of drinking straws around an 1 inch (2.5cm) in size
Silk flower petals
Purchase silk flowers and remove the stems so that you are left with flower petals with a hole through the middle. If there is no hole use a punch or some scissors.
Alternatively just sew through the centre of the flower as you are going.
Thread the needle and knot it about 1 inch from the bottom.
Start with your first flower threading it over the needle and pushing it all the way to the end. Add a bead then a flower, then a straw then a flower and so on keep going until about 2 inches of thread is left.
Finish up with a straw.
Now knot the two ends together and close the lei. This lei is designed for an adult for a child just make it shorter.
Be creative and add leaves in between for more color or use different petals.
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