You have most likely seen this wreath circling Pinterest or one of the magazines. I had a box of red paper straws left over from DNH Boy’s baseball birthday and figured, why not!
Box of paper straws – 144 quantity
Floral Foam Ring
The supplies are pretty simple. I found my foam floral ring at the dollar store. As I mentioned I had the straws left over, but I’m pretty sure they sell the straws at Bed, Bath and Beyond now too.
Foam can sometimes rub off while handling it, and so you will want to cover it up. I took whatever inexpensive ribbon and wrapped to cover the ring.
Second step is to cut the straws. The only challenge you’ll have at doing this, is that it is all dependent on the size of your floral ring. I started cutting 30 of them to about 3/4 the length. For mine it came out to more about 40-50, but again it all depends.
One you are set with the initial 30, you are ready to start gluing. You start by alternating between the full length straws and the 3/4 size and you line straws to the inside of the ring. As you make your way around the ring your will soon find out if you are good with the 30 or if you need to cut a few more.
Once you have the bottom layer down, you will then have a better idea on how many to cut for the next layer. The second layer of straws go in between each of the first layer straws. Mine used roughly 40. You then cut the second layer straws to 2/3 the length. For me, this gave enough visual distinction from the first level, if you want to cut shorter or longer, its completely up to you.
You glue the second layer the same way you did the first, by making sure the inside of straws lines up with the inside of the ring.
After the wreath is complete, you can add bows and ribbons to a number of different places. I’ve seen bows up front. Large ribbons in the back to hang it. Its completely up to you. For us, we decided the wreath was enough and so we added a simple ribbon the back to hang it.
Again, as with the Lima bean wreath, this wreath is super simple and inexpensive.
Box of paper straws – 144 quantity – $5
Floral Foam Ring – $1
Ribbon – $1
Total – $7