Striped Straw Wreath

I’ve been busy crafting for Christmas!  One thing I have always wanted to have is a bright, cheery striped straw wreath.  So, this year, I decided to make one!

It is a super simple wreath to make but takes a ton of time :) I simply wrapped the wreath form in ribbon.  I used one of the mdf ribbon forms because they would give me flat surface and are much less expensive than some of the other options.

Once I was done with the ribbon, I hot glued paper straws all the way around.  I cut some of the straws in half to create the different lengths on the wreath.

I added these cute little snowmen to the side of the wreath.  They are just some adorable die cuts I found at the craft store.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas...


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  1. I love it! Red and White for Christmas is just classic!

  2. I love this wreath! I saw this on Pinetrest and it was one of the reasons I just bought a ton of straws from Pick Your Plum! I would love to have you come link up to my new Linky Party “Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s”

  3. This is awesome! I love it!

  4. What a fun, colorful wreath. It looks like it was fun to make and it’s even more fun to look at. And, the snowmen add the perfect touch.

  5. this is so cute…and I totally wondered what I was going to do with the jillion straws I bought from pick your plum!!! perfect

  6. I love red and white together, and your wreath is SO CUTE!!!! Pinning now :)

    xoxo, Tanya

  7. Cute idea! Love this!!

  8. love it! bet this took some time, though, huh? thanks for linking up to tip-toe thru tuesday!

  9. Very clever and cute!

  10. Wow that is so pretty, It kind of looks like candy canes, so pretty I don’t think I’d want to take it down after christmas

  11. Love how this turned out! It does seem time consuming but worth it!

  12. So cute!

  13. So cute! I love the colors and the addition of the snow people.

  14. That is adorable, great idea using straws.

  15. So cute and how fun!! I hope you stop by to link:


  16. How cute! I have a bunch of fun striped paper straws and this would be a great way to use them up. Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!
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  17. I can see were it would be time consuming but it turned out super cute!
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  18. I saw these at the Winter Wonders & Holiday Happenings link party too. Thanks so much for sharing!
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  19. Christina at I Gotta Create! says:

    Very festive! I want to try one of these someday :)

    Thank you for partying with the Wildly Original Crowd.
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  20. How fun! I love how something so simple can have such an impact!
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  21. That is such a fun & creative idea for a wreath! It looks great keeping it simple with the three snowmen, or it could be glammed up with sparkles and glitter and ribbon.
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  22. that is adorable!!! i love the snowman on it!
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  23. That’s awesome! Hi! I’m your newest follower and was kinda maybe sorta hopin’ that you’d hop on by my blog and follow me back!!


  24. Great idea! I love wreaths and am always looking for new ways to make them.
    Love your results!

  25. What a cute idea! So glad I found your blog. I’d love for you to link these up to my weekly link party.
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  26. This turned out so cute! Now just add a mirror to the middle and you have a cute “sunburst” mirror for a kid’s room. 😀
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  27. So sweet. What a great idea to use those fun straws. It would even been fun to use red and green striped together. Thanks for sharing.
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  28. so simple yet so cute Shannah!! Thank you so much for linking up!
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  29. I LOVE how this looks!!!
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  30. That is awesome! I love how it uses straws!
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  31. How fun!! I can see this as a great project to do with the kids on a snowy day. Of course yours looks much better than what my son will put together.
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  32. That is so cool. glue guns rock! The wreath came out really pretty.

  33. i ADORE this. I want one right now! but i only have halloween straws in the house and a sick kid. poo.

    at least i can make the snowmen :)
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  34. This is such an awesome wreath! I love it.
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  35. You know I was just at Hobby Lobby yesterday and saw these straws and was wondering what I could do w/ them. Thankyou for the inspiration!
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  36. This is just so cute!! Looks festive for Christmas too!

  37. Helene Cohen Bludman says:

    Really cute and clever idea! The red and white really brightens up your room, I’m sure.

  38. Wow, this is such a creative and wonderful idea for creating a holiday wreath! I just happen to have some holiday straws on hand.. this will be fab!
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  39. Oh my gosh! That is so unique and lovely! My kids would love this :)
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  40. This looks superb! I never would have thought to pull this together. What a unique look!
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  41. So cool! I’d be afraid to hot glue myself- of make an oval instead of a circle-LOL! Seriously, it looks great!
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  42. This looks so cute and simple. I have some striped straws from World Market, so I might give this a try myself.
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  43. This is such a creative wreath that plays tricks with my eyes! I love the idea!
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  44. what a cute and yet simple idea – I have never seen these straws in the store before. You did a great job!
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  45. I can see how it would have taken a long time to make this but it was so worth it. It’s really, really cute!
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  46. Aww, I love that.That turned out great!
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  47. I know this took quite a bit of time for you to complete, but it was worth it because it is beautiful.
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  48. YOu are so talented, I love it. I wish I was as crafty to do the same.
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  49. I am catching so many ideas for holiday crafts! I never would have thought of creating one out of straws! Candy canes, maybe, but not straws! (I kept teaching my kids how to make those worms with the straw wrappers.. shows where my creativity went 😉 )
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  50. This is so 50s! I love it and it looks amazing!
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  51. This is awesome.

  52. What a creative idea! I love it!
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  53. Oh, just love this idea!! Drop by & share it at my party if you like. A new one starting tomorrow. Visiting from DBB on FB Theresa 😉
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