One of THE best things about doing craft and DIY projects is using everyday items in a different way! I’ll be honest, when I got these straws this project wasn’t the first thing that I had in mind (I’ve got another project coming up real soon). But I couldn’t resist the cute little heart and designs on the straws for a Valentine project. It’s been heaps of fun playing with these cute colourful straws. Let’s have some fun.
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Sticking with the whole LOVE theme, I printed off a heart with my printer, traced it and then made a cardboard cut out.
So far, so good for a budget project!
Now, as they say, there’s more than one way to skin a cat. I don’t know WHY they say it .. it’s a horrible thing to say! For my first attempt I cut each individual straw to size. Which was fine, but it took a bit longer than I wanted! Especially as I was going to share this project on a Facebook Live too. And who has time to sit and watch me cut straws to size? Right?? Anyway, this is what the progress looked like.
I just marked each straw with a small pencil mark and cut to size. Before hot gluing it to the cardboard.
I’ll show you the finished article for this one in a bit. It turned out CUTE!! But before I show the results ..
heres Another way to attaching your straws
Anyway, back to the Live and a MUCH easier way of doing it. The Live itself was .. well .. let’s just say it was a technological challenge. I had to log off twice because of sound issues. But we got there in the end! If you want to see how to cut around the straws, you can catch the final installment with the result here.
Basically, this is how simple this little project is:
1. Get your heart cardboard cut out.
2. Hot glue the straws onto your heart vertically. I started from the middle and worked my way out to both sides.
3. Get a sharp pair of scissors and cut around the heart shape
4. Add a little bow (optional but I’m a sucker for adding a bow to projects!) and a ribbon to the back to hang it
5. Find a place to hang your masterpiece, stand back and admire!
Now tell me that wasn’t THE easiest project??
I added mine to the chopping board in our kitchen. So our counter now looks like this (P.S. .. you may recognise the bookstack from a previous project? – you can find it here)
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