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Make a Striped Paper Straw Wreath {Christmas Tutorial}

I was in the checkout lane the other day and I saw a wreath with those fun striped straws on the cover. It immediately caught my eye. And I thought “I have a few packages of red and white striped straws!!” And I went home and made one.

I think it’s so pretty along with my Stenciled Christmas Sign.

I am loving red and blue together this Holiday Season.

Here’s how to make one:


Dollar store Foam Wreath (is what I used)

Ribbon to wrap around the outside of the wreath

Striped Straws (I used about 75 straws – it will depend on how wide your wreath is) — I bought mine through Modern Palm Boutique.

Hot glue and glue gun

Ribbon for the bow


Here’s what I did:

1. I wrapped the wreath with some wide ribbon, overlapping and hot glued the ends down.

2. Then I trimmed half of the straws — 1/3 off the ends with scissors.

3. I hot glued each straw on, alternating between the long and shorter straws. I held each straw parallel to the wreath so they laid flat and uniform.

4. I tied a bow and hot glued it onto the wreath and added a little glittered snowflake.

5. To hang up the wreath, I hot glued a little piece of twine on the back of the wreath, making a little loop.

Super fast — about 1/2 hour total time.

I think it’s fun!!

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  1. Great idea! DIY seems to be very simple which is cool. Such decoration is ideally suited to child’s room
    Sara recently posted…10 Relaxing Outdoor Curtain Designs

  2. Finally made this wreath this year. I’ve had the supplies on hand for about 2 years now. Really like how it turned out. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Lunaticreations says:

    the straws are much cheaper through bed, bath and beyond.
    $4.99 for 144 of them. they’re also available for immediate purchase in most of their stores.


  4. I love this wreath! Thanks for showing how you made it.
    Susan recently posted…Tuesday and the Dentist

  5. I haven’t been able to stop thinking about this wreath since last November! I’m finally going to make one!!

  6. I love this idea! I have a giant box of straws I bought at the party supply store. I know what I am doing with them now.
    I shared this on my blog today with a couple of other great DIY wreaths. Thank you so much for the great tutorial.

  7. FYI our Straws are on SALE right now at Modern Palm! So if you need them for making this wreath or for entertaining, they’ll be on sale this holiday season.
    Love this wreath Jen! Your talent and creativity always amazes me. xo

  8. What is the original length of the paper straws? Thanks!

  9. This is absolutely gorgeous! I have it pinned for next year! Thanks for the inspiration :)

  10. Jen, you are my kind of Christmas crafting genius. :)

    I would love for you to visit DTA as I am in the midst of a “Gifts You Can Make” series.

    Be merry and bright!

  11. Saw this on a magazine cover this week…is that you? Great look, and anyone can do it. Thanks for sharing. Stop by and enter to win my Heirloom ornament…only 1 day left to enter. Warm wishes

  12. Fantastic idea, I would love to make this one, need to hunt down those super cute red/ white straws !

  13. We’ve been selling paper straws for several years. And, we offer a great selection of colors and something affordable for everyone.

  14. We’ve been selling paper straws now for several years. And, we offer a great selection of colors and something affordable for everyone.

  15. Thanks so much for the giveaway! You made my week!

  16. Just wanted to say that winning the blog re-design TOTALLY made my week. I cannot wait to work with Kendra after the holidays. Thank you so much!

  17. I saw that magazine yesterday, and I thought I can make that! :) Too funny that you did it! Thanks for the tutorial!

    Can you PLEASE tell me the name of the font that the word striped is in? I love it!

  18. So cute I’m doing a giveaway for some right now on my FB page!

  19. I loe your blog! Happy Thanksgiving! Nettie


  20. where do you get the striped straws?

    the magazine with this on the cover literally came 2 days ago! :) Thought I would be the first to get it out there in blogland but you beat me to it. :)

  21. WOW!!! this is such a festive and fabulous creation! I am really being WOWWWWWWWED here today! that is for sure!!! : ) I have some polka dot straws on hand and i don’t think they are going to be used for drinking now! : ) thanks so much for this fun fun fun holiday treasure! Thank you…can’t wait to see what is next!!! : ) hugs…

  22. Sera Wella says:

    AH SO CUTE! I just saw this on the cover of a mag somewhere at the grocery? Came home and started googling straws…. Here’s the best deal I found, if anyone else wants to skip the looking! ūüėČ 140 for $6

  23. Jen, that wreath is so cute! It makes me HAPPY! :)
    Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving, sweet friend! <3

  24. Whaaaat? That is absolutely gorgeous, Jen! I have been a little bored by all the starbursts online lately, but this is stunningggg!

  25. So cute Jen!! Where do you find the paper straws? I am loving aqua and red together this Christmas too.

  26. I had to share this one too on my blog – what a great and easy idea!! Happy Thanksgiving to all!

  27. Congratulations to all the winners! And thanks to Jen for having all these wonderful giveaways!

    Happy Thanksgiving, folks!


  28. What a great idea and I also love the red and blue!

  29. Love this! It’s so fun!

  30. Great idea! You can’t go wrong with red/white stripes!

  31. Oh too funny. We were waiting for our son’s plane at the airport yesterday and I saw this at the newsstand and was showing it to my husband ( not nearly as excited as I was about it). Yours turned out great!

  32. This is an adorable wreath…you can do this for any party theme too! Love love love it!

  33. I saw this exact wreath in Woman’s Day yesterday at the Y and loved it. Your version looks great. I’d make one myself if I had some of those cute striped straws.

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  34. I love this wreath! So fun!

  35. Jen that wreath is adorable and it looks perfect with your sign! I have a few of those straws somewhere but I think mine are blue and green:)

  36. Hey cutie- congrats to all the winners to to fun. I love your cute whimsical straw wreath, great job. I hope you are all settled in at your families from your travels. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Xo Jen

    • Thanks Jenn!! I hope you have a great Thanksgiving too!! I got your FB message and I will email you as soon as I get home from Thanksgiving :)


  37. Hello Jen,
    Wow – Love your Christmas wreath. It is so festive and fun.
    Smiles, Paula

  38. I love this wreath! I love the added snowflake! It makes it special :)

  39. What a cool wreath Jen! It looks fabulous….hmmm this with that peppermint candy wreath (forget who made it?) would look awesome huh! ? Congrats to the winners & happy thanksgiving!

  40. How fun!!! Really cute!

  41. loooove this wreath!!! you are so creative!!!

  42. Jen… this wreath is so much fun!

    Featuring it on Sunday during my Sunday Best!

    Happy Thanksgiving my friend!

  43. Such a cute idea!

  44. I saw that magazine and it caught my eye too! Your wreath looks great! I love the straws! ~ Barbara

  45. Oh how gorgeous!! Would LOVE it if you would link this project up at my turquoise lovin’ party (red too for the holidays) !! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/11/turquoise-lovin-14.html

  46. I saw that wreath on the magazine cover too. Funny enough, I sort of thought it looked like it fit your style. Yours is cute.

    • Wow – that is so nice that you thought it was my style. I did too LOL!! Thanks for the sweet comment. And Happy Thanksgiving!!



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