Paper Straw Snowflake Garland

Winter is here and hubby and I have already enjoyed 5 days of snow! It snowed the day after Thanksgiving and it’s stuck around on the grass, houses and trees for almost a week! I love waking up each morning and looking at the gorgeous white crystals. We even had a fun little photo shoot in it using the camera’s self-timer! πŸ™‚

 

To celebrate all the snow we’ve been having I thought I would whip up a snowflake garland using some paper straws. Last month I posted my thankful banner using some supplies from PartyPail and I really like how it turned out! This month I’m using some fun blue candy-striped paper straws that were sent to me to make a fun snowflake garland for winter!

*I received no compensation for this post other than the paper straws I used in this craft!*

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Snowflake Garland Materials

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Paper straws from PartyPail

Scissors

Hot glue gun

String/twine

Step 1

Take a straw and cut it in half and then cut those halves in half so that you have 4 even pieces from 1 straw. Repeat until you have several sets of 3 straws each (you’ll need 3 straw pieces for each snowflake you make!) I ended up with this many:

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Step 2

Take your hot glue gun and glue one straw on top of another in an ‘x’ figure. Then flip it over and glue another straw piece over the x to form a little snowflake! Repeat until you use up all your straw pieces!

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Step 3

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Take some string or twine or yarn and cut a length of it. Slide the snowflakes on and you’ll have yourself a garland! I ended up using a combo of twine and gold string so that the line was thick enough so the snowflakes wouldn’t slide around.

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And here’s my finished snowflake garland! I draped it over a mirror in my entryway for a little extra wintery touch. I think it turned out pretty cute and quirky πŸ™‚

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snowflake garland

snowflake garland

snowflake garland

snowflake garland

Β What’s your favorite thing to do on a snow day? I love to take walks and then curl up with a cozy blanket and a nice cuppa tea! πŸ™‚

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