Okay, it would be more authentic-looking with plumeria blossoms, and in fact, stringing the carnations wasn't so easy, because they have so many petals they tended to fall apart. But this carnation lei proves that you can make a lei from just about any flower you can string a needle through.
What you need
- lei needle
- 36 flowers of your choice - carnation heads, plumeria blossoms, or whatever you may have available
- strong thread or dental floss
|What you need, from top to bottom: thread, lei needle, carnation heads|
|Here's a closer look at the lei needle. It's a long needle with a hook at the end that you hook the thread through. Leave a few inches of thread hanging after hooking it onto the needle.|
|Continue threading and pushing the flowers down the thread, pushing them close together.|