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Paper Straw Stars

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One of my favorite party accessories is paper straws. There are so many cute designs and prints now, you can get a design to match any theme! I have an entire tupperware container full of leftover paper straws from parties. What to do with them? This easy craft is the answer! Take paper straws and transform them into adorable paper straw stars in less than a minute. String them together, and you have the perfect party decoration — a paper straw star banner!

Perfect party decorations any time of the year — paper straw stars! Mix and match colors and patterns to match any decor. String them together to make a banner, or to make a full photo backdrop. Easy step by step instructions and a video tutorial will help you create the perfect stars.

Paper Straw Stars

These blue and white striped straws are perfect for 4th of July, Memorial Day Weekend, Labor Day, or any other America themed holiday! However, you can also use other colors and make them for any party! The best part is that for $6 you can get a box of 100 straws! (Note: this post contains affiliate links.)

Supplies:

How To Make Paper Straw Stars

Begin by cutting a long portion of fishing wire. It will need to be at least 5 lengths of a paper straw plus a couple of inches. Once you have your fishing line cut, string 5 straws on to it.

String these to make something amazing!

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Shape the straws in to a pentagon shape and tie it together. I would recommend doing a couple of extra knots to make sure it is really secure.

Use straws to make a star!

Once the fishing line is tied, you should be able to freely twist the straws around to form a star shape. By simply flipping a few corners, your pentagon will transform into a cute star!

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Twist to make a star!

Secure with glue!

Secure the star in a couple points with your hot glue gun! After the glue has dried, and you have made several stars, you can string them together to make a garland. I hung my garland horizontally, but you can also make a number of different garlands and hang them vertically for a fun photo background!

Perfect party decorations any time of the year — paper straw stars! Mix and match colors and patterns to match any decor. String them together to make a banner, or to make a full photo backdrop. Easy step by step instructions and a video tutorial will help you create the perfect stars.

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About Leah Leatherby

Hi! My name is Leah Leatherby. I graduated from UC Davis with a BS in Textiles Marketing and Science. Since then, I have had four little ones – three boys and a girl. My life now consists of planning parties, baking cookies, and watching my kids. My husband has 75 first cousins alone, so we pretty much have an event every weekend! It keeps us busy, and lets me get my creative juices flowing.