How to Make Straw Star Ornaments

Written by ivy morris
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Trimming the tree each year is a time-honoured Christmas tradition in many households. Homemade ornaments especially hold memories of the time spent creating the craft or the love from the person who gave the treasured keepsake.

Stars are a popular Christmas icon because of their beauty as well as for the reminder of the star the wise men followed to Bethlehem in the traditional Christmas story. Making a star ornament from drinking straws is a simple and affordable project that both children and adults can equally enjoy.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • 20 coloured drinking straws
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Craft glue
  • Waxed paper
  • Cardboard
  • 1 plastic foam ball, 2-inch
  • Wire hook
  • Ribbon

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  1. 1

    Cut 20 drinking straws into 1.5-inch pieces.

  2. 2

    Pour craft glue onto waxed paper or cardboard.

  3. 3

    Dip one end of a straw into the craft glue.

  4. 4

    Insert glued end of the straw 1/8 inch deep into the 2-inch plastic foam ball.

  5. 5

    Repeat Steps 3 and 4 for each straw piece. Space straws 1/2 inch apart on the plastic foam ball.

  6. 6

    Let the ornament dry.

  7. 7

    Trim straws, if necessary, to ensure a consistent length.

  8. 8

    Loop a bow around the hook to hang the ornament.

  9. 9

    Dip the straight end of the hook into the glue.

  10. 10

    Insert the straight end of the hook into the plastic foam ball.

  11. 11

    Let your straw star ornament dry before hanging or gifting.

Tips and warnings

  • Mix and match different straw colours on one star for a more colourful ornament.
  • Supervise young children with sharp scissors.

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