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June's DIY Project:
Easy to make Graduation Money Lei
Well, this is a different sort of "accessory", but I've had so many people asking me
how to make these leis that I decided to post instructions for June's DIY...
|This particular lei was made with FORTY $1 dollar bills and came out very nice and full|
- 40 Dollar Bills (use any denomination or combination of denomination)
- Curling Ribbon (consider using the school's colors)
- Black Cardstock for Grad Hat Label Cutout (optional)
- Approximate time: 45mn for each lei
I began by scrunching the center of each bill and then tying a 12" piece of
curling ribbon very tightly in the center. Only one tie is needed as opposed to
tying a double knot. Use varying colors on each one of the forty bills.
Once you have all your bills center tied, begin connecting them with
alternating colored ribbons. Take one ribbon from the left side of one bill
and one ribbon from the right side of another bill and tie one single
tight knot. You will want the bills to overlap slightly as you cinch the knot.
It looks best if you arrange the bills facing the same way, slightly
layered and cascading downward as you continue to add more.
Pretty soon you'll have a very long centipede looking stringer of
bills. When you're at the end, simply tie one end to the other to
make your "lei" complete.
After tying the ends together, I made my own graduation cap
card out of cardstock. This of course is optional, but this way
at the end of the celebration, the grad will know who gave them
THE BEST LEI EVER!
You can cut and copy this simple pattern or
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