Paper Straw Wreath

Red, White & Blue Paper Straw Wreath

It’s time for the $10 on the 10th challenge, where a group of bloggers share ideas that cost less than $10! My project this month cost me only $6.  This month’s theme was Red, White and Blue. Read below to see the Red, White & Blue Paper Straw Wreath I made.  Then, be sure to check out what all the other bloggers created, at the bottom of this post. (Also, you can click here to see all the previous month’s challenges.)

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Shopping for Red, White and Blue…

I went to the Dollar Tree to shop for materials for this challenge. I wasn’t sure what I was going to make but did have a few ideas in mind. However, nothing was catching my eye until I spotted these paper straws. Somewhere, at some point (probably on Pinterest), I had seen similar straws used to make a wreath. I grabbed 4 packages of the red, and 2 blue ones. (When I wrote this post a few weeks ago, the links above linked to the exact straws I used. Now it appears they are sold out online. If you want these exact straws try going into an actual Dollar Tree store, or Amazon has these.)

Below are the steps I took to make this very easy project. I am all about easy! Also, I am not sure about you, but I am not a huge fan of drinking out of paper straws. I’d rather use them for crafts. LOL

Paper Straws from Dollar Tree

Step 1 in Making this Red, White and Blue Paper Straw Wreath…

I needed something to glue the straws to, so the first thing I did was cut out a cardboard circle to use as my base. It is not perfect, but I didn’t care as I knew you wouldn’t be able to see it anyway.

Step 2, Arrange and Glue the Straws…

Next, using your glue gun, start arranging and gluing the straws all around the circle until you can’t see the cardboard anymore.

Feel free to add the straws however you want. I used more red than blue, but you could use all blue or all red, or alternate them, or do 2 red, 1 blue or whatever you like. Also, I cut some of the straws in half so I had different sizes and depths to work with.

Just keep gluing and placing straws until you are satisfied with how they look. So simple.

Step 3…

Lastly, I glued a piece of rope to the back so there was a way to hang it up.

Paper Straw Wreath

That’s it! Hang and enjoy! This is perfect for Flag Day or Independence Day, or leave on your door all summer long.

I am not sure how long this will last on my front screen door in the Florida heat and humidity, but for only $6 I won’t be to upset if it doesn’t last forever. I did use some of this Finishing Spray to try to protect it for as long as possible. So far, so good!

Paper Straw Wreath
Red, White and Blue Paper Straw Wreath

Pin For Later…

Paper Straw Wreath

Check out what all the other bloggers in this challenge came up with…

Terrie at Decorate and More with TipCarol at Blues Sky at Home
Ann at Apple Street CottageJoyce at At Home with Emma
Tammy at Patina and PaintKatie at Let’s Add Sprinkles
Patty at Pandoras BoxBarbara at French Ethereal

22 Comments

  • Reply [email protected] June 10, 2020 at 8:30 am

    Super cute wreath Jodi. I love how easy and inexpensive it is. Hope it lasts you through this summer.

    • Reply Jodi House June 10, 2020 at 8:41 am

      Thanks so much, Carol! I might try to find some sort of protective spray today. Maybe that will make it last longer.

  • Reply Terrie Tipler June 10, 2020 at 10:11 am

    Jodi, my word is this not adorable. I love it and want to make one. I haven’t seen this so I am pinning this to make for myself. The thought of this keeps going through my head, you can use seasonal straws. How cute and simple. Thanks for sharing. I LOVE IT!

    • Reply Jodi House June 10, 2020 at 10:32 am

      Thanks so much, Terrie! I am so glad you like it. It was SOOOO simple to make and yes you could do it for any season.

  • Reply Ann June 10, 2020 at 2:44 pm

    You are so clever, Jodi! Paper straws are a great idea for a wreath…thanks for sharing!

    • Reply Jodi House June 10, 2020 at 3:09 pm

      Thanks, Ann! I am glad you like it.

  • Reply Tammy June 10, 2020 at 3:22 pm

    Jodi! This is super, super cute! I gave up on making this type of wreath after I tried the ones with the spoons. But this is so cute, bright and festive that I’m going to give it another try! Thanks for such great inspo!

    • Reply Jodi House June 10, 2020 at 6:07 pm

      Thank you so much, Tammy! This one was super easy to make. Give it a try. 🙂

  • Reply [email protected] June 10, 2020 at 4:12 pm

    What an adorable and super easy idea! So festive! Pinned

    • Reply Jodi House June 10, 2020 at 6:07 pm

      Thanks so much!!!

      • Reply Michelle June 12, 2020 at 7:54 am

        This is such a cute idea!! I love how it looks on your door!

  • Reply Katie Mansfield June 10, 2020 at 10:25 pm

    This is too cute. What a great idea.

  • Reply Jemma June 10, 2020 at 11:16 pm

    Hi Jodi,
    I just adore this project and all of the ingenuity and creativity that goes with it!
    It is absolutely darling.
    Great to blog hop with you!
    Jemma

    • Reply Jodi House June 11, 2020 at 7:30 am

      Thank you so much. I am so glad you like it!

  • Reply Cindy June 11, 2020 at 10:38 am

    Jodi,

    I love this so much! Easy and creative, Pinned.

    Cindy

    • Reply Jodi House June 11, 2020 at 10:45 am

      Thanks so much, Cindy! It was so simple to make too.

  • Reply Barbara Chapman June 11, 2020 at 10:41 am

    Jodi, your sweet sparkly straws make a perfect fun door hanger for summer!!! I love that you used paper straws – they can be tossed when too faded. I like that you can add to your hanger, too. A few fun other patriotic themed ribbons or a flower or two hanging from the center would look cute. <3 Great idea and it'd be perfect for kids to make a bunch of them to hang on bedroom windows facing the street to greet neighbors!

    Happy summertime to you,
    Hugs,
    Barb 🙂

    • Reply Jodi House June 11, 2020 at 10:46 am

      Thanks, Barb! I am really glad you like it. And Yes, the possibilities are endless!

  • Reply Georgia Reed June 22, 2020 at 8:23 am

    Love your wreath and want to make it. Wondering if it was an actual Dollar “Tree” or some other Dollar type store? Can’t find the straws at Dollar Tree stores or online at Dollar Tree.

    • Reply Jodi House June 22, 2020 at 11:05 am

      Hi, Yes it was an actual Dollar Tree where I found the straws. Maybe they don’t have them anymore! I have seen red and white and blue and white striped ones too. Or, I found these on amazon…
      https://amzn.to/2CvXrml

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