Friday, January 15, 2010

Project Day: Making Frangipani Chains








"Just because we are away on vacation doesn't mean we stop making things". That's what I told my daughter before we headed out hunting for fallen frangipani blooms on New Years Eve.

Here's what you will need:
  • Heaps of blooms [frangipani or other similar flower]
  • Fishing line
Wash your flowers to remove any excess dirt and debris. Using the fishing line insert it through the flower base/stem. Repeat until you have the required length of chain.
We used them for leis and I also hung one the bathroom of our beach shack. The fragrance of these flowers are amazing.
Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for visiting me on my first week back in 2010. Hugs. Simone xx

55 comments:

  1. just beautiful...thanks for the idea! my daughter will love it too; have a wonderful wk!xx

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  2. beautiful project ..

    and what a cheerful way to celebrate the new year!

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  3. So cute I love hanging them like a mobile in long strands.

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  4. Very cute and beautiful idea, always looking for new things for my girls to make!!!

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  5. I love Frangipani!!! They remind my of our honeymoon, last December, when we went to Bora Bora! I have searched near and wide to find a perfume that does it justice and even created a custom surf board design using that flower! So happy to see you creating with them on your vacation!
    xo
    Lindsay
    P.S. Can I vacation in your home? It is GORGEOUS!

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  6. How pretty! I used to do that when i was little..for some reason our lovely pink frangipanis are refusing to flower this year :(
    Mel xxx

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  7. love that word 'frangipangi'...i bet u know those are plumerias...Hawaiians use them for their leis...had no idea u could get those flowers in Australia....

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  8. Oh Simone we are so envious :) What a fun thing to do! They look lovely and your little princess just looks so gorgeous in hers:) I can smell them from here. What a lovely post. Enjoy those flowers!! So happy you are back :) - Tina x

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  9. How pretty and your daughter is adorable! xxoo

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  10. The fragrance is so amazing. Mine are all in bloom at the moment - I love it!
    Cute pic :-)

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  11. Those are lovely! Im making some for my daughters birthday :)

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  12. How pretty! She looks ready to hit Hawaii.
    Brenda

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  13. Ooooh....beautiful.....what fun!
    Happy day.
    xojanis

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  14. Gorgeous photos, wonderful project, adorable little girl! Thank you for sharing this!

    Love and hugs,
    Karyn

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  15. Just delightful!
    Would have to be every little girls dream to make a BLOOMiful necklace and place it around their neck!
    Soooo Sweeeeet!
    XXOOXX

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  16. they look beautiful Simone...

    as does your daughter...(being the mother of 2 adult MEN...although I still call them BOYS!!)/..

    xx andrea

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  17. Frangipanis remind of the beach, long summer afternoons ... mmm delicious!

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  18. I've never heard of these. They are beautiful.
    Your little girl is adorable!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  19. uuuuuuuuuuggggh i wiiiiish!!!!
    heaven scent.
    so pretty.

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  20. So so lovely...your daughter is a darling.

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  21. Very pretty. I'm not familiar with these either.
    Your daughter is a cutie.

    Have a great weekend!

    Melinda

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  22. Hi Simone, Charli looks like a beautiful model for the flowers. We have a lovely old frangipani tree in our backyard. I am going to make this with Daisy. Any tips on how to make it last forever? Enjoy your weekend. xx

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  23. The leis are beautiful, as is your little girl! I never have that many blossoms at one time, so I will just have to admire yours. Plus, it is winter here and it is too cold for plumeria to bloom. In fact, I have just a few more leaves to lose before my branches are totally bare until spring.

    Hugs,
    Tamerie

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  24. Love frangipanis - what a gorgeous idea. Our frangipani tree out the front is absolutely covered in blooms at the moment. Maybe I should make one of these for our bathroom...

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  25. What a beautiful way to spend some time. Charli is fab and so is the handiwork.

    Beautiful weekend to you,
    xxx

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  26. How wonderful! I love wearing real flowers.

    And your little one is such a cutie pie!

    iamemmamusic.blogspot.com

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  27. I somehow associate frangipani chains with hula dancers! :) They look amazing, and the frangrance is heavenly.

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  28. gorgeous! frangipani's are just summer to me!

    Corrie:)

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  29. Isn't she gorgeous!!!
    We dont have Frangipani trees in our backyards here in Melbourne! Nothing comparable either :(
    Been enjoying my books!
    Irene x

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  30. Those blossoms are so pretty!! Wish we had those flowers here! Jealous of your Australian summertime:) Have a great weekend!

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  31. Beautiful! I love this kind of creative things. The colours of the frangipani are amazing! Besides, your daughter is such a little doll!!
    Xoxo and welcome back!

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  32. Good morning Simone, what a pretty project!
    Happy weekend,
    Federica.

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  33. Hi Simone
    what lovely photos.. my friend has a lovely frangipani tree, I will have to go round and pinch some flowers. have a great weekend xx Julie

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  34. Awwwww super cute...I love frani's...when you see them out you definitely know summer is here!

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  35. oh lovely... such a super cute post!! Happy New Year to you.. and all yours...

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  36. Gorgeous! I wore one of white orchids on my wedding day :)

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  37. Now, in many tropical areas we would call these flowers plumerias (one of my favorite). Are they one in the same??

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  38. You say, "Fangipani chains"...
    We say, "Plumeria Leis"....

    Those love is the same.

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  39. Gorgeous!Looks like such a fun project. Your daughter is lovely.
    Have a fun weekend!
    Jas
    x

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  40. What a fun project, you know Simone your daughter is lovely & a mini version of you :-)

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  41. How fun and pretty I will have to try doing these when my plumerias are in bloom this summer. I usually float mine in water but I like your idea better. Have a great weekend.

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  42. Hi Simone,

    Your daughter must think you are 'the most clever mummy in the whole world'. She will remember these projects you do together, and I bet she blogs about it one day.

    Fondly,

    Marjorie

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  43. Beautiful!

    So good that I can smell them :)

    best wishes
    Ribbon

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  44. How pretty... those do smell HEAVENLY!

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  45. So gorgeous I love it Thanks for the idea. lulu

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  46. How fun, your daughter is so cute!

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  47. Most everyone knows that Plumeria/Frangipani flowers are my favorite. I've posted many photos of mine and last June planted seeds from my 18-year-old tree for the first time.

    Sadly, it appears the unusually cold winter we've had here in Florida has claimed this tree and it probably will not survive. I cut about a dozen or so 2–3 foot limbs and brought them inside before the freeze for planting in the Spring.

    Your photos today brought me such joy, as I watched your daughter so intent in washing each delicate blossom and the sweet smile her lei brought to her face. Just adorable.

    Thanks for bringing this joy to me today.

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  48. What a cute idea and your daughter is so adorable!

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  49. This is lovely! Reminds me of the beautiful Hawaiian leis! Great job!

    I have something for you on my 'Stick Close To Home' blog (1/17 post).
    All the best to you,
    Eileen

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  50. wow!
    cute
    so pretty you're girl!!!
    xoxo

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  51. So pretty! I heard a tip somewhere (haven't tried it though) that if you let the frangipani blooms soak in saltwater before you start handling them too much that it will stop them from browning so quickly... xo

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  52. Found your blog via Little Byrd. Gorgeous stuff here! I am going to try this with violets in the spring--we have oodles of them in our back yard. Some people actually think of them as weeds but I encourage them.

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  53. Well I like the gorgeous singlet Charli girl is wearing;)

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  54. Really cute love that, dont know if we can get those flowers here in England :( the daisy chains I made as a little girl look very boring in comparison to your beautiful flower chains. http://finishingtouchinteriors.blogspot.com

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