INSIDE: How to make patriotic red, white and blue stars using paper straws.
How do you celebrate the summertime Red, White and Blue festivities? When my husband and I were dating, in an attempt, I’m guessing, to win me over, he hosted a CanAm party. “Can” for Canada Day on July 1st (where I grew up) and “Am” for Independance Day on July 4th.
Fast forward 10+ years later, we decide to resurrect our CanAm celebration. Fortunately, both countries share two out of three same colors, which helps on the decorating front. So when I came across a variety of paper straws, in the iconic red, white and blue colors, I snagged them. Not for drinks but for crafting, of course!
Here’s how to use paper straws, pom poms and glue to make some patriotic paper stars…
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DIY Red, White and Blue Paper Stars
Paper straws are more than just for dressing up a cocktail. Although a straw in any drink always helps!
4th of july patriotic decorations
Cut two paper straws in half. You need three halves + one full straw to make a paper star.
Find the center of the paper straw half. Flatten out the middle slightly.
Add a drop of glue to the center of a flattened straw. Place a second straw half on top to create an X. Place a third straw half on top horizontally. Finally, place a full straw on top vertically.
Add a patriotic-colored pompom on top of the star. Or, add a patriotic scrapbook pinwheel sticker.
Once the glue has set, insert a bamboo BBQ skewer through the full paper straw. Add a small piece of tape to the very end of the skewer to hold the straw in place.
Use these craft patriotic stars to decorate a cake or use as a festive plant stake.
Happy festive celebrating to you and yours this summer!
Other Summer Ideas You May Like:
- Goodie Bag Patriotic USA Garland
- Use paper straws to make Stars and Stripes stars
- Free printable baseball snack bag tags
- Summertime fiesta wreath using paper napkins and plastic margarita glasses
- Decorate your wagon or bike for a 4th of July parade