Edible Headdress Tutorial

Skill level: Intermediate

Liz Marek teaches how to create an edible headdress that looks just like a traditional Haku Lei from Hawaii.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create edible tea leaves with a variegated pattern, blackberries (part of Liz’s Oregon upbringing) and blackberry leaves, plumeria flowers, and orchids. Then we will weave these elements together in a traditional way that Liz learned while making real Haku Leis in Hawaii.

44:15 Minutes of Instruction

What You Will Learn

  • Learn how to create an edible headdress that you can actually wear!
  • How to make edible tea leaves, blackberries and blackberry leaves, orchids and plumerias
  • Learn how to color and dust the edible leaves, flowers and berries
  • How to weave the flowers and leaves together in a traditional way with raffia

Tutorial Chapters

  1. Overview 0:40
  2. Making the orchid petals 2:54
  3. Making the plumerias 10:35
  4. Making the blackberries 15:14
  5. Making the wafer paper leaves 19:08
  6. Dusting the orchids 21:00
  7. Painting the blackberries 25:56
  8. Dusting the blackberries 27:30
  9. Dusting the plumeria 30:07
  10. Painting the striped leaves 31:11
  11. Putting everything together 32:20