It’s the final day of Wrapping Week 2015! Are your presents looking snazzy yet? I love this last wrapping idea because you don’t need glue or tape to make it happen — just string and straws and some mad cool folding skills.
These paper straw stars look super cute atop a package, but they’re just as sweet hanging from a Christmas tree, garland or anything else that needs a holiday touch.
Paper Straw Stars
What you’ll need:
- Brown craft paper
- 5 paper straws, each cut in half (enough to make 2 stars)
- Baker’s string
How you do it:
Wrap your present in brown craft paper, and set it aside — you’ve got star making to do.
To make the stars, take 5 equal-size straw halves, and string them one after the other onto a long piece of baker’s string. Tie the two ends of the string together snuggly so you’re left with a pentagon of straws on string.
Now comes the folding. Twist the circle while folding it in half so you end up with two triangles. Then fold the triangles toward each other, and tuck the top point of the bottom triangle underneath the straight bottom edge of the triangle above it. You might have to move the straws around a little bit to scoot them into the right spots for a symmetrical star, but if you’ve folded it correctly, it should be snug enough to stay in place.
Tie your star to the package with more baker’s string. You could tie it around with a single string, or add some extra fun by running a piece of string through each of the straw lines of the star (five strings total).