yes, i know it's not summer, and i'm not living in hawaii (wishful thinking). but there was a segment on cbs sunday morning last weekend about the making of flower leis. i got inspired and made one from textile scraps instead: more permanent and affordable, though less fragrant. very easy to do: make a bead necklace - mine are vintage wooden girl scout beads - and tie little textile strips in between with a single knot. simple cotton quilt fabrics seem to work well, i left the selvedge on the strips as i loved the little touch of white at the edges.