Making Ribbon Leis 2

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ISBN: 9781573061804

Celebrate the cherished Hawaiian custom of lei-giving by making beautiful ribbon lei that recreate the flowers of Hawai‘i.

Featuring designs for lei of lokelani, cigar flower, ʻākulikuli, crownflower, carnation, dendrobium, ohai aliʻi, and many others, Making Ribbon Leis 2 More Handmade Gifts of Aloha, like the best-selling Making Ribbon Leis and Other Gifts of Aloha, teaches basic techniques that make it easy for both beginning and experienced ribbon lei makers to create keepsake lei.

Step-by-step instructions include supply lists, tips of organizing supplies and correcting mistakes, a marking grid, 20 different lei designs, a bow that can be used for packages and hair ornaments as well as for lei.


Authors May Masaki & Coryn Tanaka are a mother and daughter team. They design and create ribbon lei, offering classes at community centers and at Flora-Dec Sales Inc. They own and operate U & Me Crafts Inc. and hold many international copyrights on their ceramic pieces which have been sold around the world.


spiral-bound   |   48 pages   |   9" x 11"   |   color



“Got family coming in from the Mainland? Nieces and nephews graduating next year? Auntie turning 80? We have two words for you: ribbon lei. And Bess Press has a new book for you: Making Ribbon Leis 2: More Handmade Gifts of Aloha.”

Honolulu Advertiser

“... a simple hands-on guide to creating colorful and festive leis... Step-by-step instructions and color photographs mark this easy-to-follow, fun-to-do, one-of-a-kind, do-it-yourself and enthusiastically recommended instructional reference.”

Library Bookwatch

“... a fine book on Ribbon Lei making, a hobby many are discovering for the first time... The best part—the lei creations presented—unlike those made from real flowers—last forever and in most cases look like the real thing.”

The Dispatch