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DIY Paper Hawaiian Necklace Lei

Planning a tropical luau party? You’ll want to make these DIY paper Hawaiian necklace leis for your guests to wear and keep as a souvenir!

DIY Paper Hawaiian Necklace Lei

I love a tropical themed party. Especially a pool party that really feels like you’ve been transported to paradise with everything you’d find in Hawaii.

That’s why I also love these DIY Paper Palm Tree centerpieces and Pineapple Can Koozies. As well as my DIY Tiny Umbrellas for Drinks and these cute felt pineapple plushies.

Together with these Paper Hawaiian Flower Leis, you can make everything you need for a luau at home without having to go to a party store! (Be sure to check out these cute DIY tin can drink holders for outdoors, too!)

P.S. For another fun summer party or get together, you’ll want to see my easy popsicle banner made from sponges.

And you can get all of the SVG files for your tropical luau for free! Just follow the download links in each tutorial.

Paper Hawaiian flower Lei Craft
DIY Hawaiian Necklace Lei

If you decide that making Hawaiian flower necklaces isn’t for you, don’t worry! There are some really great Hawaiian leis online for super cheap that are already done!

How to Make Paper Hawaiian Necklace Leis with Flowers


Hawaiian Necklace Lei Craft Supplies


Step 1

Upload the SVG files to design space. Select the layer with the set of files and hit attach on the layers panel. Afterwards, hit “make it” to cut each set of files as normal.

Cricut Design Space Flowers for Hawaiian Necklace Lei
Cricut Design Space Lei for Hawaiian Necklace
Cricut Design Space Monstera Leaf for Hawaiian Necklace Lei
Cricut Design Space Set Material Screen

Step 2

Adjust your material dial or setting to medium card stock. Load the card stock onto the grip mat and hit “Go.”

Cricut Design Space Set Material Screen
yellow paper on mat in Cricut Maker machine

Step 3

Place each flower and leaf into a 1/2 tablespoon and gently applying pressure. Doing so will slightly round the petals for a more realistic look.

Hawaiian paper flowers from Cricut

Step 4

Tie a knot on one end of the string and begin to thread each flower and leaf. Mix up the colors to be different along the necklace.

Paper flowers on string for lei

Step 5

Cut the straw into small pieces (about an inch or less, but it’s up to you). You will use these small pieces in- between each flower and leaf set.

cutting straws for lei craft

Step 6

Add a flower and leaf, then a piece of straw, until you have enough flowers for your lei necklace. Tie a knot to complete the lei and cut off any excess string.

stringing flowers and straw piece to make a lei

Think this Hawaiian flower necklace craft is cute? Be sure to Pin It to your party, Cricut or craft boards to save for later!

cut paper flowers to make a Hawaiian lei
paper flower lei on against white background