Sunday, August 5, 2012

DIY Floral Party Straws

These DIY floral party straws are great whether you're throwing a backyard bash or a family get-together, these party-perfect ideas are sure to leave a lasting impression on your guests.

Plain or fancy, these straws decorated with baking-cup flowers make your summer drinks irresistible.

You will need the following items:

Assorted baking pastel baking cups and mini pastel baking cups

Hand-drawn circle template

Screw punch

Bendable straws

Green glassine sheets

Double-sided tape

Fold 1 baking cup in half, then again, and then a third time. Use circle template and a pencil to mark an arc along the curved end; cut along the line. Unfold; punch a hole in the center. Punch a hole in the center of 1 candy cup.

Thread baking cup over 1 straw, then add candy cup.

Fold glassine in half. Cut out a leaf shape along folded edge. Secure to straw with tape.

To make the red and orange flowers, flatten baking cups so they're circles. Pinch the centers, and gather the borders. Tape to straw.

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