Patriotic Drinking Straw Wall Art
July 2, 2017
I saw something like this on line, but I made my own. I had to improvise because I didn't buy enough of two colors, but I think it came out pretty cute anyway.
Total Time: 2 hours
- 4 Packages patriotic straws ($4.00)
- hot glue gun
- 1 faux burlap ribbon (just used 1/10) ($1.00)
- 1 embellishment ($.25)
- 1 ft scrap yarn
- scrap cardboard
- 1 cottage cheese lid
- 1 oz small amt. of paint
- 1 paint brush
- With a plate, cut out a circular shape from the cardboard, about 1.25" wide around. With the cottage cheese lid, trace and cut an inner circle.
- Using scraps from the lids circular shape, cut some pieces that will give the cardboard some durability. Popsicle sticks work good, too.
- Paint it red, white, or blue.
- At an angle start gluing the straws, making sure they stick out about 1/4" over the inner circle. If you chose three patterns like I did, alternate them and make sure you stick to the pattern.
- Sadly I ran out of the blues and reds and had to finish with the 3 color straws. You will need 2 of each package at least.
- When you get around, decide what kind of large decoration you want to use. You can use dollar tree flowers, a big bow like I did, something you can get cheap you don't have to make?
- I pulled out about 24" of ribbon, brought it back around itself and gathered it up gluing to hold. I couldn't hold it and glue it and shoot it at the same time. Same with the ribbon below it. I glued them and then tied them with some red yarn.
- I then glued the velveteen and faux gem stone on the center and hung it up.
- If you make something like this, use harder cardboard, or two layers glued together. Mine is a bit flimsy, but I didn't want to use a wreath of Styrofoam as the glue would melt it. Live and learn!! N-JOY!
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