Making Ribbon Leis & Other Gifts of Aloha

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ISBN: 9781573061384

Experience the joy of giving and creating by making beautiful ribbon lei.

Unlike flower lei, whose beauty fades, ribbon lei are never discarded, but become cherished keepsakes or gifts to pass along to others.

Making Ribbon Leis and other Gifts of Aloha is written for both beginning and experienced ribbon lei makers, includes direction for making 17 lei, and teaches basic techniques you can use to make lei of your own design. The book also includes supply lists, step-by-step instructions with photographs, directions for making lei in a variety of styles and colors, tips for organizing supplies and correcting mistakes, and a marking grid.

As a bonus, the book includes instructions for making bows to adorn the lei, a beautiful money rose, and a gift-bearing fairy.


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



“It used to be fake lei were tacky, but advanced techniques in fabricating them and a new awareness of the need to conserve lei flowers and greenery in the wild have drawn attention to ribbon and crochet let. Proof comes in the form of... Making Ribbon Leis and Other Gifts of Aloha.”

Honolulu Advertiser

“Pinch, sew, roll and gather your way to making multicolored haku leis, cigar leis, lehua chokers, double ohai, alii or a Micronesian hibiscus weave lei... also includes instructions for making bows, a money rose, and a decorative fairy.”

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

“... a wonderful new how-to book—complete with beautiful photos detailed diagrams and design ideas... The book’s excellent layout and close up color illustrations are enough to tempt first-timers to try their hands in creating these very special symbols of aloha...

From start to finish, go no further than this easy to follow, spiral-bound book. Have fun!”

Molokai Dispatch