paper straw wreath

We were tickled when this month’s Women’s Day featured a project inspired by red and white paper straws. Remember these straws from our Summer Cup Cover How-To? Well, this holiday variation — cleverly called the Straw-burst Wreath — caused a stir among DIYers.

Straw Wreath TutorialImage courtesy of Tatertots & Jello

We loved the simplicity of the project and statement the wreath can carry throughout the season. But if you need something with a bit more charm, Blogger Jen of Tatertots & Jello created this wonderful paper straw wreath variation, using a snowflake and ribbon accent.

paper straw garlandImage courtesy of Crossing the Bugger-Dixon Line

Left with extra paper straws? Jenny of Crossing the Bugger-Dixon Line shows off a paper straw garland that is perfect for parties or to string around your tree.

Christmas Tree AlternativeImage courtesy of Apartment Therapy

And, while we’re on the topic of trees, did anyone else catch the Apartment Therapy roundup of 10 DIY Modern Holiday Alternatives? We were charmed by this wall art alternative and absolutely in love with the space-saving genius of a DIY Chandelier. Both provide a fantastic display for your holiday keepsakes, especially when space is limited.

Cookie Cutter OrnamentsImage courtesy of Real Simple

Lack ornaments? Our friends at Real Simple show off an easy way to create holiday cheer with a handful of cookie cutters and colorful ribbon. It is a great way to enjoy holiday confections without the calories.

Holiday craft inspiration seems endless this year. What DIY projects caught your attention? Did you create something one-of-a-kind? Share links by commenting below.


2 Responses

  1. Jessica says:

    Fun idea to use cookie cutters as ornaments!

  2. linda says:

    OMG, this is such a great idea! thanks for sharing this one!!