We recently hosted a Father-Daughter Luau Dance. It was a fundraiser for the St. Anthony's Church Youth Group. Trying to limit our budget, Kendric, the youth group director, climbed up into the dusty rafters of the church attic and pulled out several large black bags of goodies. One of the bags contained endless amounts of plastic leis. Danielle was immediately struck with a stroke of brilliance (which is really not that unusual)... we could build a wall of leis!
And so we did; it was amazingly simple.
We untied each lei and retied a knot at each end (otherwise they will rapidly unravel).
We then retied one end of same color leis together in lengths of two.
We then attached them to a wooden dowel; it quickly became apparent that the easiest way to adhere them was with our trusty glue gun (we love our glue guns).
And low and behold... we ended up with a simple, inexpensive, and totally fun backdrop for our photobooth.
Upcycling is a great way to breathe new life into an object, even an ordinary party favor such as the plastic lei!
May we always find ways to turn trash into treasure!