Summer Crafting Series: Paper Flower Straws

DSC0257 1024x680 Summer Crafting Series: Paper Flower Straws

This post is part of a Summer Crafting Series I’ve been doing to share ideas and inspiration for the remaining summer months.  These brightly-colored garden varieties were made for me as a gift by my crafting mentoress.  She got the idea from queen crafter Martha Stewart (via MS magazine), and my husband and I used them at our spring engagement party for a bright, festive flair.

DSC0213 1024x680 Summer Crafting Series: Paper Flower Straws

They are made with colorful cupcake wrappers of different patterns and sizes by cutting a hole in the middle of the paper and placing the wrapper around the ridged area of a bendy straw.  Repeat this step, adding papers of smaller and smaller sizes, and then use scissors to form petals on the wrappers of your choice.


How cute would these or these wrappers be for designing these straws?  These paper flowers are pretty enough to use by themselves as décor in—what else?—mason jars or even to adorn a vase or planter that needs a pick-me-up.  A straw “buffet” for a drink table that includes these paper flower straws, along with the polka dot and striped straws that are everywhere these days, would be equally charming.  I had fun placing them in various bottles–my favorites a specialty olive oil bottle and a recycled wine bottle that was turned into a candler–for a unqiue look.



For a more specifics on how-to on create these beauties, go to the source, here.



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July 20, 2013 - 9:39 am

beautycalyptique - beautiful.
but I think in order to make them really stand out and look really, really good, beautiful vases and cups and heavy coloured bottles are vital (like the ones you picked). otherwise it can look cheap. and that’s the true mastery of crafting – styling it with other things to make the complete decoration look fab.

July 20, 2013 - 12:40 pm

Jessica - you’re so right! but i’ve never thought of it in those terms, well-said! :) xx

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