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Add a little Authentic Hawai'ian to your Lu'au
This will show you how to weave a two-strand tradtional Hawaiian Ribbon Lei.

Posted by Pam from Pocatello, Idaho, United States • Published See Pam's 322 projects »
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  • How to braid a necklace. Hawai'ian Ribbon Lei - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut 6 yards from both colors of ribbon.
    Holding both together tie a knot about 6 inches from the end.
    (My ends looks shorter so I could show them in the pictures)

  • How to braid a necklace. Hawai'ian Ribbon Lei - Step 2
    Step 2

    Take the ribbon from the back (Green) and make a loop towards you. Keeping it still behind the top ribbon (Violet).

  • How to braid a necklace. Hawai'ian Ribbon Lei - Step 3
    Step 3

    Now take the top ribbon (Violet) and wrap it up and over the loop made in the back ribbon (Green).

  • How to braid a necklace. Hawai'ian Ribbon Lei - Step 4
    Step 4

    Push the Violet ribbon up and into the loop in the Green ribbon, making a second loop.
    Pull the Green loop snug by pulling on the Green ribbon.

  • How to braid a necklace. Hawai'ian Ribbon Lei - Step 5
    Step 5

    Push the Green ribbon up and into the Violet loop. Then pull the Violet ribbon snug around the new Green loop.

    Always make your loops in the same direction, either always towards you or always away from you.

  • How to braid a necklace. Hawai'ian Ribbon Lei - Step 6
    Step 6

    Repeat Steps 4 & 5 until you have 1 yard of woven ribbon.

  • How to braid a necklace. Hawai'ian Ribbon Lei - Step 7
    Step 7

    When your ready to end you weave, stop on a Green loop. Push the tail of the Violet ribbon through the loop. Not forming a new loop, just going straight though.

  • How to braid a necklace. Hawai'ian Ribbon Lei - Step 8
    Step 8

    Pull the Green loop snug around the Violet ribbon.

  • How to braid a necklace. Hawai'ian Ribbon Lei - Step 9
    Step 9

    Fold the Green ribbon upwards, so the Green ribbon is pointing in the same direction as the Violet ribbon.

  • How to braid a necklace. Hawai'ian Ribbon Lei - Step 10
    Step 10

    Holding both ribbons tails together tie a knot. Trim the tails to be 6 inches long.

  • How to braid a necklace. Hawai'ian Ribbon Lei - Step 11
    Step 11

    To wear your new Hawai'ian Ribbon Lei, tie the 6 inch tails together.

    You can try this weave with many different sizes and styles of ribbon to get new Lei looks. For example, using two green colors and wider ribbon makes the Lei look like it was really woven from palms!

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Deirdre E.
Deirdre E. · Barnard Castle, England, GB
Love this but cant find the Sock Sloth template.
Pam
Pam · Pocatello, Idaho, US · 332 projects
I'm not sure what you mean, you don't need a template for the ribbon lei.
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Sewa E.
Sewa E. · 2 projects
This is soo cool. I'm in a hula class, and these would be great, can't wait to make some!
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elizarose
elizarose · 4 projects
WHOAAAAAA!!!!! That rocks!!! I am totally going to do that. And Natalie^^ your icon rox.
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Natalie^^
Natalie^^ · Moscow, Moscow, RU · 5 projects
Wow, it's really cool, on project runway (season 8) Endy made a dress with this душ
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Pam
Pam · Pocatello, Idaho, US · 332 projects
Great! I am so glad everyone can understand it Happy
Drogonfly- you should post yours that you made. I'd love to see how it tured out!
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Dragonfly
Dragonfly · Voorburg, South Holland, NL · 26 projects
I made one today. When I bought the ribbon I thought it was way too much.
But it's now a great length. I made one with two thin ribbons and I'm planning on making more!
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cbetlana c.
cbetlana c. · Thessaloniki, Makedonia Thraki, GR · 10 projects
Great job, love ya for explaining it so well
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Elaine S.
Elaine S. · Prattville, Alabama, US · 2 projects
Darn you! I already have too many projects I want to try and now you give me this one!! grrr... lol I have ideas zipping around my little head *runs off cackling madly*
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Kitty
Kitty · Okotoks, Alberta, CA · 18 projects
woot! Hawaii is the best place ever!
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