Sunday, 10 November 2013

Easy Paper Straw Snowflakes

These little beauties are so easy to make that they are a perfect family project  or great for a classroom full of children. Easy Paper Straw's just one of those crafts that just works! I think a whole Christmas tree covered in paper straw snowflakes would be a fabulous sight to see. And a collection hung in a window would be super pretty too!

To make this craft, the main ingredient is a collection of pretty paper straws. I used 3 different patterns  of straws to create different looks in red & white. Here are the supplies needed:

Paper Straws {mine came from}
White cardstock
Circle paper punch, or circles cut with scissors
Wood buttons, or any buttons
Glue gun or white craft glue

Step 1. With white cardstock, cut 2- 1 1/2" circles for each snowflake.
Step 2.Cut straws into 2 1/2" lengths. {8 or 10 of these are needed for each snowflake.}Cut a small straw circle that is only 1/4 inch in length for each snowflake.
Step 3. Glue small 1/4" straw circle in center of 1 1/2' white cardstock circle. Glue straw pieces around small straw center as shown.

Step 4. Finish by adding a white cardstock circle on top of snowflake design. Add button to finish. If you would like to add a hanging string, use a needle and thread to string clear fishing line through one straw as a hanging hook, or poke a whole and add a traditional wire ornament hook.
I love the eclectic look of different patterns together. I have used papers straws in patterns of chevron, polka dot and stripes.
And a collection of snowflakes is definitely worth an afternoon of fun!
These little beauties are also wonderful to use as a package decoration too! I love package decorations on's like adding a statement necklace to an outfit.
I think that this is one of the easiest and prettiest ornaments that I have ever made!
I have been so busy Christmas crafting this week, and I have so much more to share with you, but in the meantime, you may want to check out my:
And so many more ideas on my Pinterest Boards here:

Wishing you happy creating!

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