DIY Red, White and Blue Paper Stars from Straws

INSIDE: How to make patriotic red, white and blue stars using paper straws.

DIY Red White and Blue Paper Straw Patriotic Stars for 4th of July Decorations | Dazzle While Frazzled.comHow 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!

As much as you can plan for a successful party, life happens. In our case, it was wildlife. As the kids were settled on the grass for an outdoor movie so the adults could chit chat in peace, one curious three year old, using words only her parents could understand, calmly pointed out a snake. Nothing like a reptile for guests to scatter, desserts to fly and a party to come to a slithering end! Not quite the CanAm”fireworks” we had planned.

– Paper straws
– Bamboo BBQ skewers
– Patriotic scrapbook stickers
– Pompoms
– Tape
– Craft glue

4th of july patriotic decorations

Step #1:
Cut two paper straws in half. You need three halves + one full straw to make a paper star.
DIY Red White and Blue Paper Straw Patriotic Stars for 4th of July Decorations | Dazzle While
Step #2:
Find the center of the paper straw half. Flatten out the middle slightly.

Step #3:
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.

Step #4:
Add a patriotic-colored pompom on top of the star. Or, add a patriotic scrapbook pinwheel sticker.
DIY Red White and Blue Paper Straw Patriotic Stars for 4th of July Decorations | Dazzle While
Step #5:
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.
DIY Red White and Blue Paper Straw Patriotic Stars for 4th of July Decorations | Dazzle While
Happy festive celebrating to you and yours this summer!

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21 thoughts on “DIY Red, White and Blue Paper Stars from Straws

  1. Emily says:

    These are so cute! I love finding other uses and ideas for paper straws 🙂 I added a link, too. Thanks for linking up with Merry Monday – I’ll be featuring your stars at our upcoming party. I hope you’ll stop by and link up again 🙂

  2. Susie says:

    What an adorable idea! I pinned it earlier in the week cuz–well—it’s just so darn cute! I’ll be using it later. Thanks for the inspiration! Susie from The Chelsea Project

  3. Leslie says:

    Those are so cute! Our biggest problem is keeping the kids away from the paper straws before I get the chance to craft with them. Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

  4. Teresa says:

    This is really cute, and looks easy to make too. I’m thinking that with different color schemes those stars would make a great birthday party decor. Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned!

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