Monday, December 5, 2011

Day 5: Paper Straw Wreath

This project was featured on the cover of "Women's Day" magazine. I was so excited when I saw this project... It looks great as a holiday piece or just some decoration for a bare wall.


- Pencil
- 6" Flat Floral Ring
- (1) Box of 144 ct. Paper Straws
- Scissors
- Ruler
- Ribbon or Wire

- Paper or Spray Paint

Step 1:

This step could be optional. Trace and cut out a copy of the floral ring from a sheet of paper. Adhere the paper copy to the ring. (Tip: You could also spray paint the ring whatever color you want.) I actually did not do this step on the featured sample and you could not see the ring behind all the straws.

Step 2:

Separate, measure and trim down the straws:
- (49) 6 1/2 inch straws
- (49) 5 1/2 inch straws
- (25) 3 7/8 inch straws (This size would be cutting the straws in half. You will get 50 total pieces for your project.)

Step 3:

Apply a dime sized drop of glue to the end of a 6 1/2 inch straw and adhere it to the ring. Make sure the straw is flush to end inner edge of the ring - continue until the entire ring is evenly covered with the 6 1/2 inch straws.

Step 4:

Repeat step 3 using the 5 1/2 inch straws. You will layer these in the crevices of the 6 1/2 inch straws already glued to the ring.

Step 5:

Repeat Step 3/4 using the 3 7/8 inch straws. You will layer these in the crevices of the 5 1/2 inch straws already glued to the ring.

Step 6:
Glue a piece of ribbon or wire on the back and hang!

Voila you are done! This is a fun idea and gives a bright pop of color to your walls. You can add a bow on the front or other holiday embellishments to spruce it up. I plan on using it just as holiday wall art through the season - then moving it to my blue and red kitchen as a fun piece to hang as decoration! You could also change it up and spray paint then entire piece with a solid silver or chrome finish spray paint for a clean and modern piece of wall art. You could also make a few experimenting with sizes/colors and you will have an entire wall of fun retro sunbursts.

Happy crafting!

- Stephanie

1 comment:

  1. What a brilliant post, thanks a lot for sharing this with us!