Learn to String Jasmine Flowers

A flower string is a traditional Indian garland that can be used in a variety of ways. Mostly it tied in women’s hair for decoration although you can be innovative and use these in any way you like. Apart from the decorative uses, flower strings  are also used as offerings in pujas (prayer).

Step 1 Material

Making a flower string  doesn’t really require much material.

1.Start with a bunch of flowers adequate for the length of  flower string  you want to make. Traditionally,They are made with Mullapoo/ Jasmine flowers but any small flowers with short stems should do.

2.Arrange for some thin string. You can experiment with colour but white goes best with the white mallipoo(jasmine)/ Mullapoos.

Step 2

1.Start with one free end of the string.

2.With the string comfortably on a finger, place two flowers on top of the string in opposite directions to each other and perpendicular to the string at the same time. Hold this in place with your thumb from the top.

Note : handle flowers carefully as they are very delicate.

Step 3

1. Loop the string around the flowers as shown. Do this twice or thrice for the first knot to give extra strength.

2. With your free fingers, make another loop and pass one of the flowers through it. Then pass the free end of the string through the loop and pull to get a knot.

Step 4

1. Keep adding pairs of flowers to the garland until it’s as long as you want.

2. Just like the first knot, take extra care with the last knot and tie it tightly. Do not get discouraged if you don’t get it right in the first go. Although it looks easy it’s actually delicate work. Be patient and keep at it and very soon you’ll be making beautiful  flower string .

Step 5

You’re done! Tie the garland up in your hair.

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Posted on January 5, 2012, in Art, Hobby and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Informative…. Thanks!

  2. Never thought of learning this from net…. 🙂

  3. Mrs. Bernie Madoff

    I’m in the USA, African American female, married 13 years to a Indian male, I have always loved these flowers, in the women hair, and wondered were to get them from. My husband said to look on the internet. So I did, and I found this website and more, my husband says he love’s the smell of these flowers. On another site, you are to put these flowers in water to make them blossom, into beautiful flowers. Can wait to make and wear these….:)

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