Get creative with drinking-straw crafts! It’s a great way to recycle materials already at home. Learn how to make these adorable drinking-straw crafts here.
Ever since I was little I have loved straws. Especially Krazy Straws!
Now that I'm older, I still love straws, but now I use them for crafts as well as drinking.
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Crafts with Straws:
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1. Drinking Straw Sunburst from How Does She
Sunburst frames and mirrors are popping up all over home decor lately. It gives a bit of a mid-century, classic feel with a touch of modern thrown in. Recently, I saw one made from thin metal pipes, but it was heavy and rather pricey. After some study and consideration, I decided I could make my own using the humble drinking straw, and this is how I did it!
3. Cute Cactus Decor from HGTV
Put those leftover party straws to good use as cupcake toppers, picture frames, and faux cactus decor that couldn't be easier to make.
5. Paper Straw Easels from Kim Byers
My sweet friend Hilary made these easy DIY art easels out of paper straws. I love that they can be any color combination and are perfect for art parties or to showcase art.
6. Straw Weaving from One Little Project
OK, who would have thought you could use straws to weave!? Seriously, straw weaving is such a cool concept! The straws make it quick and easy to weave a fun bracelet, necklace, or hairband. And all you need is yarn, straws, and tape!
8. Drink Coasters Made from Drinking Straws from Craft Passion
I hope to see you joining the bandwagon of recycling drinking straws to save the Earth, save our future, and, save the vast lives living on it.
9. Resin Straw Coaster from Craft Klatch
Learn how to make a resin straw coaster! It's an easy resin craft!
10. Party Blowers from Minted
Add some pop to your party! These custom party blowers are an extra special accent at any affair and best of all you can alter the colors to suit your style.
11. Straw Pan Flute from A Dab of Glue
Make an easy straw pan flute using a few drinking straws and tape. This is the perfect activity to accompany a lesson on the science of sound, our five senses, or music. Simply blow air through the straws and discover what melodies can be created!
12. Paper Straw Garland from 36th Avenue
This is such a simple project but looks like you spent forever on it!
13. Straw Necklace from The Crafty Sisters
I love the way the necklace hangs. After I completed it, I started thinking about using straws in different colors or using clear straws. I even worked with a hole punch and put holes in the straws and was able to put other straws through the holes and build structures, like you would with Tinker Toys.
14. Hanging Planters from Brit + Co
Using nothing but neon cord and neon straws you can make these modern planters in just 15 minutes. So get ready to give your plants a heavenly hangout in no time!
15. DIY Pen Pot from Paper Crafter
Round up your stash of leftover straws and make a nifty pen pot to keep your desk in order. These nifty party accessories are a common household item and this quick project requires minimal supplies which makes it the perfect make if you’re on a budget!
16. Colored Straw Chandelier from Marie Claire
Want to give some pep to your interior decoration for a festive afternoon? With these original and colorful lampshades, the whole room is transformed. Easy to make, they only require a glue gun and striped plastic straws.
17. Paper Straw Frame from Creative Bag
Here's an easy project that you can create in an afternoon using paper straws. Paper straw frames can be used as a decorative element at a wedding, shower, or party. Use them on food and sweet tables to let guests know what is being served.
18. Straw Geodesic Ball from Babble Dabble Do
Building a true geodesic dome out of straws involves some math. But don’t be scared by that! I promise it’s only one simple equation that you can do with a calculator! I also wanted to create a tutorial that makes it about as easy to make a geodesic dome out of straws as humanly possible. I think I got pretty close.
19. Hanging Wall Art from Curbly
There’s something about a rope wall hanging that’s one part nostalgic and one part contemporary… and totally appealing to the hidden bohemian in me.
20. DIY Marble Maze from Meaningful Mama
I love marble mazes. This is a project you can make with straws, glue, and a box lid.
What have you made using Drinking Straws?
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So many creative ideas! I love the little straw easels.
Cute ideas! This is a great way to use up straws if you have extra you don't need. Thanks for these ideas!
You are so welcome and thanks for the nice comment!
Whaaat - Straw weaving? Hanging out at the #HomeMattersParty is my way of getting away from yarn for a bit, and now I want to make more yarn crafts, lol!
These are all great projects. Thanks for sharing them!
You are so welcome Jenny! I'm glad you found something new.
all these are cute ideas.I really like the idea of garland.
There are so many fun ways to use straws. I love the orange and black ones - they just scream "Halloween"!
I love the little easels. Those are the cutest things ever. They have come out with the best looking straws now. I used straws in a vase and cut a little slit at the top for a photo to stand in. Then used them as table decor at my son's graduation party. It was easy and they looked great. Plus I was able to get the colors he wanted for his party. Win, Win!!! This is a great post. Thanks!
That is such a great idea, Michelle! Thanks for sharing. Straws really are so versatile. Who would have thought!?
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AWSOME CRAFTS!!!!!! I LOVE your work! Im nine but I love art so thanks!
My favorite is the drinking straw sunburst also. I never would have guessed that's what it was made from!
Thanks, Teresa! Isn't it cool when you can make super cool decor pieces out inexpensive items?!
Hi, I love the crafts!!
I do too Kestyn! Welcome to the Crafty Blog Stalker! Let me know if there is anything I can help you with!
For the straws...you can also put the ends together and make long straws, bracelets and necklaces. My girls and I used to do that when they were little....They loved wearing straw jewelry that they made themselves.
I love that Beth! Thanks for sharing such a fun idea!