Dollar Tree Patriotic Straw Vase

Welcome to the June DIY Challenge, hosted by Terrie at Decorate and More with Tip. (You can see my past DIY Challenges here.) This month we were challenged to create a July 4th decoration. If you are coming over from Patina and Paint, welcome! Make sure you check out the rest of the ladies in this challenge at the bottom of this post.

This Dollar Tree Patriotic Straw Vase is one of the easiest DIY’s EVER. Last year I made this patriotic wreath (which was also super easy) using Dollar Tree paper straws and this year I decided to try decorating a Dollar Tree vase using the same straws.

How I made it…

All you have to do is glue the straws all around the vase. I used E6000, but you could use a glue gun as well. I bought 2 packages of red and only 1 of the blue. I chose to alternate 2 red, 1 blue all the way around the vase. You can do whatever pattern you want, or make an all red one, or an all blue one, or both. Get creative with it.

I am using it as a vase, but you could put a candle in yours instead. They would make an easy and inexpensive centerpiece for a July 4th party.

Dollar Tree Patriotic Straw Vase


Check out all the other projects in this challenge….

Decorate and More with Tip

Patina and Paint

The House House

B4 and Afters

Cloches and Lavender

Blessings by Me


  • Reply Tammy June 2, 2021 at 8:23 am

    Jodi how cute! I love the pattern on the straws and it’s a perfect craft for the 4th! Also, I checked out your wreath from last year and I love it too. I can see making several sizes of them to hang together. Thanks so much for sharing!

    • Reply Jodi House June 2, 2021 at 8:47 am

      Thanks, Tammy. Glad you like my vase, and wreath too. Love your idea of making different sizes. That would look amazing.

  • Reply Michelle June 2, 2021 at 8:25 am

    This is so pretty!! And I love how easy it is to make, too. I haven’t seen those straws at my Dollar Tree yet. I’m going to keep looking because I’d like to make this and use it as a candle like you mentioned.

    • Reply Jodi House June 2, 2021 at 8:46 am

      I was just in my local Dollar Tree yesterday and didn’t see the straws either. 🙁 I must have gotten the last batch. Maybe they will restock for July 4th?

  • Reply Terrie - Decorate and More with Tip June 2, 2021 at 10:09 am

    Jodi this vase is so cute. You can come up with some cute DIYs to share with us. Love how easy and inexpensive it is to decorate for a patriotic holiday. It will go nicely with the star wreath you made before, which I love that as well!

    • Reply Jodi House June 2, 2021 at 10:14 am

      Thank you, Terrie. You always amaze me with YOUR DIY’s. Thanks for including me in this challenge. It was a fun one.

  • Reply Cindy June 2, 2021 at 10:46 am

    Jodi this is adorable and goes great with the wreath for the last patriotic challenge. It’s so fun and perfect for any patriotic celebration.

  • Reply Liberty June 3, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    Yes, I agree that is a really easy project, and one that I haven’t tried before. And one could customize it for any occasion. It looks good with your decor.

  • Reply Gail @Purple Hues and Me June 4, 2021 at 7:59 pm

    Your vase looks fabulous, Jodi! I never would have thought it was made with straws! What a great idea!

  • Reply Kelli Wilson June 6, 2021 at 7:44 pm

    Jodi, I just saved your red, white, and blue straw wreath from Pinterest and didn’t make the connection until I read this post. Such a clever idea and hope to one day make my own. Getting the supplies sometimes is a challenge but at least now I know what to be on the hunt for the next time I’m at the Dollar Store.

    • Reply Jodi House June 6, 2021 at 9:26 pm

      Oh! funny! Yes those straws aren’t always available in the stores. I found them before Memorial Day this year and before July 4th last year. Good luck!

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