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.
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!