INSIDE: How to make patriotic red, white and blue stars using paper drinking straws. Easy, cheap, fun 4th of July decorations.
How do you celebrate the summertime Red, White and Blue festivities? When my husband and I were dating, in an attempt, I’m guessing, to win me over, he hosted a CanAm party. “Can” for Canada Day on July 1st (where I grew up) and “Am” for Independance Day on July 4th.
Fast forward 10+ years later, we decide to resurrect our CanAm celebration. Fortunately, both countries share 2 of 3 same colors, which helps on the decorating front. So when I came across a variety of paper straws, in the iconic red, white and blue colors, I snagged them. Not for drinks but for crafting, of course!
Here’s how to use paper straws, pom poms and glue to make some patriotic paper stars…
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How to Make Fun July 4th Patriotic Decor Stars
Paper straws are more than just for dressing up a cocktail. Although a straw in any drink always helps!
How to Make Fun Patriotic Stars from Paper Drinking Straws
Cut two paper straws in half. You need three halves + one full straw to make a paper star.
Find the center of the paper straw half. Flatten out the middle slightly.
Add a drop of glue to the center of a flattened straw. Place a second straw half on top to create an X.
Place a third straw half on top horizontally. Finally, place a full straw on top vertically.
Add a patriotic-colored pompom on top of the star. Or, add a patriotic scrapbook pinwheel sticker.
Once the glue has set, insert a bamboo BBQ skewer through the full paper straw.
Add a small piece of tape to the very end of the skewer to hold the straw in place.
How to Make July 4th Patriotic Decor Stars
Use these craft patriotic stars to decorate a cake or use as a festive plant stake.
Happy festive celebrating to you and yours this summer!
Other Summer Ideas You May Like:
- Goodie Bag Patriotic USA Garland
- Use paper straws to make Stars and Stripes stars
- Free printable baseball snack bag tags
- Summertime fiesta wreath using paper napkins and plastic margarita glasses
- Decorate your wagon or bike for a 4th of July parade