Have you noticed paper drinking straws now come in so many great colors and patterns?
I decided to take advantage of this to create garland for my woodland themed Christmas tree this year.
Using paper straws printed in a simulated birch bark pattern and some small collected pinecones, I created a DIY garland that was simple to make and perfect for my tree!
I simply cut the straws into sections and alternated them on strings with the little pinecones. So easy! A great late-night fireside activity. :)
Helpful tip: I always use dental floss or fishing line to thread garland because both are very sturdy and hold up well when creating long strands.
My choice of straw fits in well with my woodland theme. Now I just need my tree!
Come up with a combination of materials to coordinate with your décor! Straws come in so many varieties – both paper and plastic. You can replace the pinecones I used with beads, candy, pom-poms, berries, popcorn, etc. to create something appropriate for your décor.
Have fun with it!
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Remember to take pleasure in simple things, Jackie