DIY - money lei

it's wedding season and i finally made a lei for the season, for the wedding money dance. i was super excited to make it even though i procrastinated (for good reasons) so i ended up making this lei the night before the wedding. i went to Michael's right after work to get a few supplies. some of the supplies i bought i thought i might need, which i i didn't end up using, like the extra wire and some tape, which i already had plenty at home. i'd rather buy too much and return what's not used than start on a project and can't finish because you're missing one critical material/supply. JMS picked out the flowers to be used while i picked out the ribbon. i like to use their wedding colors for the ribbons, etc this way it'll match them.

one of my favorite tool that i used to make this lei was the bone folder. super handy. and one very crucial element to make the lei a success is to use brand, new crisp dollar bills. i ended up using about $10/lei...not bad. i made 2 lei's one for the bride and one for the groom.

(most) masterials used

fold money like a fan and tape together

add flower

add ribbons and put together. (not my favorite part of the process)

unfortunately after all the hard work we ended up not using the lei because they didn't have the money dance. they decided not to have it last minute. i was so excited to show off my arts & crafts skills too. i did tell my friend what i've done so i'll still give it to her so she can at least see my labor of love and she can keep it as a little present.

we have another wedding to attend this coming august so i'll be making another one. so excited to make it and will post up pictures of it. (i should do this as little side business for weddings, graduations, etc...hehehe). this is very time consuming to make especially since i'm some what a perfectionist so i take my time making these.

it's a true labor of love.

(i'll have better detailed photo of the process next time since this was done last minute.)

1 comment:

Ginny said...

Looks great! You inspire me to make my own instead of going out and buying some. Glad to see you back on here and feeling better =)
Love ya!