I’m excited to be working with Oriental Trading on a Thanksgiving home post that you’ll see on November 2. Today you’re getting a little sneak peek into one of the projects I made for the post… a super easy DIY paper straw garland. I made it for fall but now that I look at it I may add it to my Christmas tree, too!
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Supplies Needed for Paper Straw Garland
- paper straws
- wood beads
- jute string
Start by cutting the paper straws into pieces to make paper straw “beads”. There is no need to measure. These are all a tiny bit different in length. This is not an exact project!
Stringing the beads is much easier if you tape the end of the jute string first. This basically makes a tape “needle” which will keep the jute from unraveling. (Sorry for the nasty hands in the photo… crafting injuries!)
Then just alternate stringing on the beads and straws until you have a garland as long as you want. The package from Oriental Trading made approximately 15′ of chain.
Here’s the completely paper straw garland on my Thanksgiving tree.
And here’s a sneak peek at my Thanksgiving hearth.
Also seen in this photo:
- Fall Felt Leaf Garland
- Decoupaged Thanksgiving Pumpkin
- Lighted Fall Leaf Garland
- Red Lanterns
Thanks for reading! Leave a comment and let me know if you make this!
‘Til the next project,
Ann @ Duct Tape and Denim