Today I have for you an easy peasy winter craft. A craft that can be put together in a matter of minutes!
A paper straw snowflake!
All you need is two straws and fuzzy yarn to make these cuties. For the tools, you will need scissors and a hot glue gun.
Start out by cutting two straws in half. I wasn’t anal about the halves being evenly cut. I guesstimated the center by using the stripes on the straw.
Dab a dot of glue in the center of one half and place a second half directly on top, criss-crossed. Press the two centers together. Do the same with the next two straws, pressing all the centers down together.
Next take the fuzzy yarn, leaving the beginning end extended longer, and wrap the snowflake taking the yarn down and around each inner V corner. So you start from one inner corner, take the yarn directly to the opposite corner and then bring it up through to the corner next to the previous corner; and repeat. Does that make sense? You keep going around until all corners are wrapped and end up on the opposite corner of the beginning yarn end. Tie the two ends together and trim off access.
If you want a thicker top, you can go around as many times you want. I sometimes did one round and sometimes two.
That’s all there is to making a paper straw snowflake!
Make them in any color. One color. Multicolor. Use them anyway you want.
Create a garland…
Embellish a gift…
Or turn it into an ornament.
To make the ornament, I slowly placed glue into one of the straw holes, and with a toothpick pushed the two ends of the twine down to grab onto the glue. I did use a hot glue gun since it dries quickly, but you will have to be very careful when placing it into the hole of the straw. Otherwise, any glue should work but will need more drying time.
I do have another plan for some of these snowflakes. Come back for the next post to find out what!