Technical difficulties have kept me away from my blog for far too long!
Question: If I post this just after midnight, but I haven't gone to bed yet, can I still claim this is Saturday's post?
Today's craft is at the request of one of my friends. Her mother would like me to show my take on a holiday/candy/money lei. Soo here goes!
Today's Craft: Happy Holly-lies!
Today's Tip: Technologically inadequate is not sufficient. Huh? Google is your friend...
Here's what you need:
-Red Ribbon to finish it off.
Let's get crackin'
Step One: Lay out your plastic wrap across your table. Then evenly(ish) space your candies in a line down the middle of your plastic.
Step Four: Take your dollar bill and fold it in half lengthwise. Then do it again, creasing it each time. Unfold one time. Then, fold your corners in towards the raised side of your crease.
This is going to help to make your dollars look like holly leaves.
Step Six: Fold your dollar on a diagonal twice. This will create the two leaf effect and helps to keep the folded corners hidden.
Step Seven: Now its time to attach the holly leaves to you lei. Tie two pieces of ribbon to your red candies. Then, tie the candy to the lei, slipping the dollar bill leaves in between the candy and the lei.
Step Eight: Add another holly leaf to the other side facing in the opposite direction. This way, when someone wears the lei both sets of leaves will be facing right-side up. Add another holly in the center, facing upward.
Step Nine: Time to tie the ends! Over lap the two ends securing them with a ribbon. Be sure to double knot it so it doesn't fall apart.
Step Ten: Add a fancy bow to the top. The bow will be in the back when worn, but it adds a nice flare overall.
That's it! Easy peasy! P.s. Do you like how I'm big pimping with my one dollar bills? Oh Yea.... You could definitely use like twenties, or hundreds.
Soo I asked my dad if he would mind trying it on so I could check the length. The following ensued: