How to Make Paper Straw Snowflake Ornaments

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Happy first of December! I’m so excited to share these super cute ornaments I made out of my left over paper straws I had in my crafty closet. I’ve always wanted to try makin’ something out of these straws because they come in such a wide variety of colors and because they look retro. You’ll love making these—I know I did.
 You'll need 16  straws to create the large star. 
Simply fold all 16 straws into an L shape--as shown above and glue two pieces together as shown in the image below. 
 Next you can glue each piece together to get this beautiful retro looking star! 
 Below are the sizes I used to create this medium size snowflake and medium size star. 
 For the cute snowflake you'll need: 1 regular size straw, 6 straws cut into 4 inch pieces  and 16 straws cut into 1 inch pieces. Don't forget to cut one end of the 1 inch straw at an angle--so that it will lay nicely when your ready to adhere it. 
Lastly, for the medium size star you'll need: 1 regular size straw, and 5 straws cut into 4 inch pieces. Take the regular 8 inch size straw and fold it into a pentagon. Next take the 5, 4 inch straws and fold them in half. 
I hope you love this cute and simple retro holiday DIY tutorial. Everyone in my house fell in love with them as soon as they saw me hanging them around the house, and now I'm thinking about trying to create more shapes. Give this a try for Christmas and if you make some send some pictures of them my way! I'd love to see what you create! If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment!

16 comments:

  1. These are so great!! I especially love the pink one! Great idea!
    ~Sara

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  2. Won-der-ful!!
    They don´t sell such stylin straws here but I´ll maybe give it a try ;D

    x-x Barbora♥

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    1. You could probably find some online :-D I bought these on Etsy!

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  3. Wow, who knew??? A new follower from the Meet and Greet blog hop. My site ishttp://moanasuniquedesigns.blogspot.com/

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  4. New follower from the blog hop. I love those snowflakes! Looking forward to more posts! Come by and meet us: www.sugaraunts.com

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  5. Really great blog!! I found you through the meet and greet blog hop. Looking forward to reading more from you!
    -Kelly (your newest follower)
    http://www.blartblog.com

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  6. Thank you for the kind words! & thanks for following and leaving a comment. I'll be sure to stop by your blog and do the same :-D

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  7. these turned out super cute- i love that they're striped. it really does give a fun retro feel. my favorite one is the triangley one

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  8. OMG my kids would have so much fun doing this! I'm on my way to go get some paper straws from Etsy right NOW! Thanks for this awesome DIY!
    ~Kim

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    1. PS - Thanks for joining the Meet & Greet hop. Great to have you! =0)

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  9. What a great idea!! I'll definitely have to keep these in mind next year when my son is a little older.. it'll be a great project for us to do together!! :)

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