Why do paper straws have to be so fun!?! I love them, but not for drinking with (they taste like paper, yuck!), they are so fun to craft with. I’ve made a couple of garlands like this one before, and I just can’t help myself. I want one for all the holidays now. 🙂 I made a Christmas one a last year, and then I made a birthday one. Well, I decided I needed a Valentine Paper Straw Garland, and it goes perfectly with the Heart Book Page Banner I made too.
Get some packages of paper straws. I got most of mine from Pick Your Plum and some of them from Zurchers. I cut each straw into thirds. How many straws of each color you need will depend on how long your want your banner.
Then you just string them together. I used a large needle and baker’s twine. Just poke the needle right through the straw.
It matches and looks great with the Heart Book Page Banner I shared the other day. You could make both of them together!
When you are done, tie off both ends and you are finished and have the most fun garland to hang up!
It is so hard to really tell what it looks like from this picture. It looks pretty flat, but I promise it isn’t. Wouldn’t this be a fun addition to a mantel? I think it would!
Coming next week here on The Happy Scraps, I’ll have more Valentine Decor ideas, and some more Valentine gift ideas for your kids to give their friends or classmates. So stay tuned!