5 Amazing Straw Projects In Just 4 Minutes {Necklace, Frame, Bracelet, Candle Holder}

You know those boxes of like 100 plastic drink straws? I bought one of those last year because my young son thought drink straws were fun. He used about five of them and then promptly lost all interest, so they have spent the past year in the drawer collecting dust.

Recently I have been learning how to do crafts with simple supplies—like how to make a jewelry box out of a duct tape roll, or how to make drink coasters out of popsicle sticks. So I got to wondering what I could craft out of plastic drink straws, and I ended up coming up with 5 really awesome projects. Watch the video below to learn how to make all 5 projects in just 4 minutes!

Video Tutorial:

Materials:

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Colorful plastic drink straws
Ribbon
Hot glue and glue gun
Pencil sharpener
Embellishments

Directions:

Necklace

1. Cut a couple of colorful plastic straws into a number of pieces.

2. Get a ribbon and push 3 straw segments through it of equal lengths.

Necklace - 5 Amazing Straw Projects In Just 4 Minutes

Necklace - 5 Amazing Straw Projects In Just 4 Minutes
3. Tie a knot so that you have an equilateral triangle.

Necklace - 5 Amazing Straw Projects In Just 4 Minutes

4. Attach 2 or more segments on each side (your choice).

5. Attach a bow and pearl or other cute embellishments to the front.

Necklace - 5 Amazing Straw Projects In Just 4 Minutes

6. Wear your pretty new necklace.

Necklace - 5 Amazing Straw Projects In Just 4 Minutes

Picture Frame

1. Glue two straws together so that they form a teepee shape.

Picture Frame - 5 Amazing Straw Projects In Just 4 Minutes

2. Glue a third one down the middle pointed straight downward.

Picture Frame - 5 Amazing Straw Projects In Just 4 Minutes
Picture Frame - 5 Amazing Straw Projects In Just 4 Minutes

3. Stand them up to make a tripod.

4. Glue one more straw horizontally across one face.

Picture Frame - 5 Amazing Straw Projects In Just 4 Minutes

5. Set a photograph on it to display. Now you have a cute picture frame.

Picture Frame - 5 Amazing Straw Projects In Just 4 Minutes

Bracelet

1. Run a straw through a pencil sharpener.

Bracelet - 5 Amazing Straw Projects In Just 4 Minutes
Bracelet - 5 Amazing Straw Projects In Just 4 Minutes
2. Tie or glue it shut to form a bracelet.

Bracelet - 5 Amazing Straw Projects In Just 4 Minutes

3. Wear it and enjoy.

Bracelet - 5 Amazing Straw Projects In Just 4 Minutes

Candle Holder

1. Lay 2 straws down parallel to each other, and then glue 2 straws on top of them perpendicularly at either end to form a square.

Candle Holder - 5 Amazing Straw Projects In Just 4 Minutes
Candle Holder - 5 Amazing Straw Projects In Just 4 Minutes

2. Glue 2 more straws on the top and bottom.

3. Glue 2 additional straws on the sides.

4. Keep doing this, stacking upward like you are building Lincoln Logs.

Candle Holder - 5 Amazing Straw Projects In Just 4 Minutes
Candle Holder - 5 Amazing Straw Projects In Just 4 Minutes

5. Once you have stacked as high as you like, put a candle inside. Now you have a beautiful glowing candle holder. Embellish it as you choose.

Candle Holder - 5 Amazing Straw Projects In Just 4 Minutes

Hanging Stars

1. Glue 5 straws together to create a star shape.

Hanging Stars - 5 Amazing Straw Projects In Just 4 Minutes
Hanging Stars - 5 Amazing Straw Projects In Just 4 Minutes
Hanging Stars - 5 Amazing Straw Projects In Just 4 Minutes
Hanging Stars - 5 Amazing Straw Projects In Just 4 Minutes
2. Attach a string at the top and you can hang it from the ceiling.

Hanging Stars - 5 Amazing Straw Projects In Just 4 Minutes

Video:

You now have 5 beautiful and simple projects you make using your extra plastic straws. Have fun!

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