Wednesday, May 1, 2013

DIY Springtime Paper Straw Banner


I am so excited to share one of my favorite springtime creations! 
A Simple, Springtime Paper Straw Banner.

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Every year spring time comes around and I welcome it with open arms. I am more than ready to embrace more sunshine, warm days and color! I love having fresh flowers around my house at spring time. They just make me happy and the color brings a smile to my face. 

So, while I was thinking about the happy colors from the flowers-I thought that a colorful banner was a definite must make! It is such a simple project, but looks like you spent forever on it. My darling friend Melissa from Hollyhocks & Honeybees inspired me.  Let me share with you how to make your own banner. 

Step 1- 
Gather your supplies Spring is about colors! This project is perfect for bringing in some fun, bright colors without it looking cheesy.

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You will need:
Scissors
A needle and embroidery floss-you could use bakers twine
Colored Paper Straws- You will need between 50 & 100 straws-depending on how long you want your garland to be.

*You are going to want a little bit of a stiffer straw. The stiffer the straw, the less it will bend. My favorite straws to use are from the website, Bake it Pretty.com. I got 5 different colors of straws for my garland. You could just use 2 or 3 colors if you want to as well. No rules!*

Step 2
Cut your straws in half. Mine are not perfect, you just want to eyeball them so they look even. 

Step 3
Sew your straws together. Make sure that your one end is knotted with a pretty large knot. Also, make sure that you have a long enough tail to be able to hang it with when you are done. 

Step 4
Keep stitching until all of your straws are sewn together. You can decide how long you want your banner to be. Mine is about 125 half-straws long. 

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You are done! I told you that it was easy! Now you are ready to hang and admire. One of my favorite things about this garland is that when you hang it, the straws kind of go their own way. So, it's a really fun, unique and textured banner. 

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I love to layer when I decorate and so this banner is a perfect addition to my non-mantle that I love to spruce up for the seasons.
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I layered my straw banner and a pom-pom banner. I also hung my favorite spring time wreath-Springtime Junk Bow wreath. 

I love banners because they are a simple and inexpensive way to decorate for seasons, holidays and everyday. I love them so much, I even did a show about them.



Just in case you couldn't tell, I really love Decorating for Spring!

Since you are in the springtime decorating mood-maybe you are in the Spring Cleaning mood too? I tried all of these DIY cleaners & all of them really do work!

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Just think of how clean and chemical free your home can be!

Happy Creating Friends!


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Of course, I will be linking up to my favorite parties. 

9 comments :

  1. Holly Molly that is fabulous!!!!!! Adorable and what a cute cute cute idea!

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  2. This is a super cute idea! It looks pretty simple and quick - perfect!

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  3. Clever! A fun idea for a party! Thank you for sharing! I’d love to have you visit me at Get Your Crap Together! We have a Pattern Party from the 1st of the month to the 10th and would love you to check it out. See you soon!

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  4. I would have never thought to hang straws as a banner but it is soooo fun and perfect for summer! Love it! (:
    xoxo

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  5. This straw banner is amazing! Love the colors and how they all go different ways!

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  6. This is so cute, and so clever! I've got to make one. I love how it looks in your cute display. I also love your darling pom poms hanging from the frame. Thanks for the great inspiration! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  7. I love this garland too! fun and unique!

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  8. so cute! I need to get some paper straws... so many ideas to use them for :o) Emily@nap-timecreations.com

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