Friday DIY: Star of Straws by Mollie Makes

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If you love paper, you will be thrilled with this retro striped straw wall decoration by Mollie Makes! It’s super easy to make and adds a bit of colour to any blank wall.

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Paper straws are a must for any party, but they don’t have to be for bubbly sodas. Gather up a couple of packets of straws and conjure up this radiant wall decoration. Once you have the hang of it, you can venture forth on a multi-layered, larger and even more impressive wreath. The contrasting colours lift this wreath from the wall and really make it stand out.

What you need: 

 

Instructions:
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With a compass on the foam board mark a circle with an outer diameter of 19 cm and an inner diameter of 12 cm. Cut out this circle with a sharp cutter. Cut the straws so they can slide onto the circle easily.

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Cover one side of the circle with double-sided sticky tape and remove the protective layer. Start with four long straws and stick these to the 12, 3, 6, and 9 o’clock points of the circle. Double-sided sticky tape is great because the position of the straws can be changed. Alternatively, you can use a hot glue gun to make it stronger.

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Now place the remaining straws around all sides of the circle. Stick short and long straws on alternately until the circle is completely covered.

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Place the two ribbons on top of each other and tie into a bow. Cut the ends of the loop and attach with a hot glue gun. Now you can hang your wreath with a piece of string .

Have fun!

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