DIY Paper Straw Wreath. I first saw this gorgeous red and white candy stick like Christmas wreath (click here for detailed instructions) on Pinterest but I never got around to getting the paper straws. Finally, I found some yellow straws (you need the 144 or 150 pack!) from Making Memories Fun on Etsy and made my version; a bright yellow flower burst! Perfect for brightening up my boring front porch!
I first cut a 6" circle out of 2 layers of cardboard and then cut about a 2" hole; I hot glued these together and sealed them with a clear acrylic spray since I planned to hang it outside. Note: I sandwiched a wire between the pieces of cardboard for hanging.
I then hot glued 4 full sized straws in a cross then kept adding them evenly around. I then added some shorter straws. By pinching the ends, you can jam the straws around the circle until no cardboard shows. I added a little touch of spray paint and sealed the entire wreath on both sides with clear acrylic spray.
These would be gorgeous for a party or wall art too!