Monday, May 9, 2011

Ribbon Lei

With commencement events popping up everywhere, I thought it would be a good time to do a post on this easy and impressive ribbon lei.

Here's what you need to make this:

Ribbon (lots of it. I used 18 yards or 3/4" ribbon here, and probably could have doubled the amount for a nice long lei)
string (I used embroidery string, but a nice sturdy thread will work).

Now for the time-staking part.

1.  Thread the needle with enough string to hold how ever long you want your lei to be, plus extra length just in case.
2.  Sew along one side of the ribbon with stitches about a 1/4" apart.  After every few inches, scrunch up the sewn area, and slowly turn the ribbon onto itself.

3.  Continue with the rest of the ribbon, or until you've reached the length you want.  Tie the ends together, and you're done.

Congratulations to all the recent graduates.  Go Tigers! :)

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