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How To: Paper Straw Wreath

paper straw wreath

When Women’s Day featured a similar paper straw wreath last year, we immediately fell in love with the 1950′s starburst shape that could be created from our paper straws. We were further impressed by how easy to put together and lightweight this technique could be (I don’t know about you, but I’ve definitely ruined some nails with heavy wreaths)!

It’s the perfect holiday project to kick off the crafting season! Simply print our How To PDF, gather a few simple materials, put on some hot chocolate and get craftin’! 

Materials:

  • Small Bookboard Wreath Form
  • 1 Box Red Stripe Paper Straws
  • 25mm Satin Ribbon
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Hot Glue Sticks
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Instructions:

  • Cut 50 Straws down to 6 1/2″, leaving the rest of the straws at their full length.
  • Apply a dab of hot glue near the center of the wreath form. Adhere a full length straw so that the end is flush with the center edge of the wreath form, creating a clean wreath “hole”, then continue gluing and affixing straws, alternating short straws with long ones until the wreath form is completely covered.
  • Remove any hot glue threads from the wreath.
  • Tie a bow using the Clover ribbon and glue in place.
  • To hang, glue a small loop of matching ribbon to the back of the wreath form.
  • We’re going to put ours on a door, but what about you? Window? Stair-railing? Above the fireplace?

    Stay tuned, we’ve got a whole stash of holiday projects for you!

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