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Craft Corner: Paper Straw Wreath4 Tuesday, October 1, 2013

This paper straw wreath is a real show-stopper! It's a little candy-striper, a little 50's soda shop and all fun. Hang one up at your next event!

Paper Straw Wreath

Tools

  • Flat Cardboard Ring made out of scrap cardboard
  • Striped Paper Straws (about 90)
  • Elmer's Glue (we thought hot glue dried too fast)
  • Raffia or ribbon for hanging

Steps

  1. Cut out a cardboard ring out of scrap cardboard. Ours measured 8 3/4 inches on the outside and 6 1/4 inches on the inside.
  2. Do a trial placement of the straws by lining them up close together over the cardboard ring. After you like the way it looks, set the amount of straws you'll need aside.
  3. Apply glue in 3 inch sections directly on the cardboard ring. Working quickly, line up your straws to cover the patch of cardboard that has the glue applied. Move onto the next 3 inch section and continue until the cardboard ring is covered in the paper straws. Let dry 24 hours.
  4. Use decorative raffia to tie a loop for hanging your wreath. You can also add an accent bow like we did with more raffia.

If you'd like to use what we used, find these items at the Red Hat Society Store (click on the link below)



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