Make your paper straw wreath now!
Materials for 2 Straw-Burst Wreaths:
2-6″ flat floral and craft rings
2 sheets white paper
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
2 boxes of 144-count paper straws (Each box having a different pattern)
Ribbon for hanging and embellishment, if desired
What to do:
Trace the floral ring on the paper and cut out the ring shape. Glue the paper to the front of the floral ring.
Trip 49 straws of the first pattern down to 6.5″ in length (Long), 49 straws down to 5.5″ (Medium) and cut 25 straws in half to get 50 short straws. Reserve extra pieces for a second wreath and garland if desired.
Apply a small dot of glue 1/4″ from the inside edge of the ring. Adhere a long straw so one end is flush with the inner ring. Hold in place until set. Continue to add long straws, 3-4 at a time, flush with the inner ring and evenly spaced at the outer edge, until the ring is covered.
Apply a small dot of glue 1/4″ from the inside edge of the ring, in the crevice between 2 of the long straws. Adhere a medium straw so one end is flush with the inner ring. Continue to add medium straws flush with the inner ring, evenly spaced between the long straws.
For the final layer, use the small pieces of the second pattern. Repeat the gluing process by alternating the 2.5″ pieces with the 3.25″ pieces, spacing them between the short straws. Let dry completely.
Secure a small loop of ribbon to the back of the wreath with glue for hanging. Attach a bow to the front if desired.
Repeat the process starting with second pattern for second wreath.
Be creative and have fun!