I have been making straw holders/dispensers from empty Pringles containers (or the cheaper version of Pringles). I wanted to make them look like ice-cream sodas. My inspiration came for a 50s wedding that I was helping with. This is what I came up with.
Pringles can, empty
paper, scrapbook paper works well
half of a straw
artificial cherry or red paper ball
(If using paper ball, you will need a stick for the stem.)
hobby fill (polyfill)
600 ml water bottle, about 20 ounces
hot glue gun and glue
I painted tin white (just in case paper was a bit see through. If using a heavy quality scrapbook paper you could probably skip this step.
I then painted the rims a pink colour as well.
Wrap tin with paper of choice. I used pink and black stripes and also polka dot paper.
You need a wooden skewer and a foam/polystyrene ball. Stab the ball with the skewer and slide on.
You will then need to stab/slide on a "cherry". I didn't have any fake cherries so I used a red paper ball and glued a stick/stem into it.
Then stab the ball from the side top to add half a straw for decoration.
Cover the polystyrene ball with glue and stick hobby fill all over it. This makes the fluffy milkshake.
Cut the bottom off a 600ml water bottle (or equivalent/whatever fits).
Make a hole in the centre bottom. Poke the bottom of your skewer through it and hot glue. This forms the "lift" and holder for the straws.
Extra embellishment - wrap the skewer with ribbon, spray glue the hobby fill/fluff and sprinkle some hot pink glitter on the top. Wrap a bow or add a "straws" label and Da Da you are done! It looks great. So cute and practical.