Thursday, April 2, 2015

Oodles of Noodles- How to make a lei out of pool noddles!

 Hi there! Today I will be showing you how to make a lei out of pool noodles! These leis are a lot of fun and are really easy to make. 

You'll need the following supplies:
- Pool noodle, more than one if you want to make a multi colored lei
- Upholstery thread or suji
- Long lei needle
- Styrofoam cutter or long serrated knife
- an assortment of beads

First, cut your noodle(s) into 1.5" disks.  The amount you need depends on how long your lei is and how many beads your string between each disk. I used 12 for my lei. 

Measure out your length of thread or suji.  Add 6 inches to each end to leave enough room to tie.  String your thread through the lei needles.  Tie a big knot at the end of your thread to keep the noodle from sliding off.  Now you can begin to string your lei! I put beads between each disk to make it a little fancier. 

You can use any type of bead but the bigger ones tend to stand out more. You can also string a bead in the noodle hole and tie a not on either end of the bead so it is suspended in the hole.  Continue alternating noodle and beads until you fill your thread.  Tie the ends together.  You can add a bow or just leave it like that!

These noodle leis are super cute and shouldn't take more than 10 minutes to complete so if you're looking for a quick but unique lei then look no further!

Until next time, happy crafting!
Rachel @ Mapunapuna

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