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Paper Straw Christmas Tree Ornament – Christmas In July!

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This awesome Paper Straw Christmas Tree Ornament is so easy to make, you'll want to make several! They come together quickly and are perfect to top gifts or hang in the tree!

I’ve teamed up with some awesome bloggy friends to bring you Christmas in July!  Every Wednesday in July we will be sharing and linking up Christmas themed projects!  Hope you’ll check in each week for some fabulous Christmas ideas and inspiration!  This week we are sharing an adorable Christmas Ornament project.

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Christmas in July is being hosted at these awesome blogs:

2 Crochet Hooks
Across The Blvd.
SewCraftyCrochet
The Boondocks Blog
One Mama’s Daily Drama
My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies
Purple Hues and Me
Stone Cottage Adventures
Purfylle
Olives-n-Okra

This week I’m sharing an adorable Christmas Tree ornament made from paper straws and beads.  I saw this project posted by Jess @ Make And Do Crew last Christmas and I loved it!  I bought the paper straws last year to make my own, just never got around to it.  I still needed beads, so I searched around my craft supplies and found enough to make two ornaments.

Supplies Used:

Paper straws
Assorted Beads
Embroidery Floss
Needle
Scissors
Paint Brush
Ruler

To save time, I cut the straws for both ornaments at the same time.  Using a ruler, I cut 2 straws at a 4″ length.  This would be the bottom straw on the ornament.  Each additional layer was shortened in length by 1/2″ until I had 2 straws each of 8 different lengths.

 

This awesome Paper Straw Christmas Tree Ornament is so easy to make, you'll want to make several! They come together quickly and are perfect to top gifts or hang in the tree!

 

After the straws were cut, I stacked two of each length together and poked a hole through with the needle to make them easier to put together.  (I did not pull the thread through at this point).

 

This awesome Paper Straw Christmas Tree Ornament is so easy to make, you'll want to make several! They come together quickly and are perfect to top gifts or hang in the tree!

 

Pushing the needle through the straws tended to bend them in a little.  To get the shape back, insert a paint brush or other object and push the straw back out to its original shape.

This awesome Paper Straw Christmas Tree Ornament is so easy to make, you'll want to make several! They come together quickly and are perfect to top gifts or hang in the tree!

 

Use a length of embroidery floss and tie a knot in the end.  String larger beads that will act as the tree trunk.

Then alternate with straws and beads.

This awesome Paper Straw Christmas Tree Ornament is so easy to make, you'll want to make several! They come together quickly and are perfect to top gifts or hang in the tree!

 

When you are finished be sure to leave a loop at the top for hanging.  You can see in the below picture that I forgot to do that.  Whoops!   I tied a knot at the top and cut it before I even thought about it.  No worries.  I just attached a silver ornament hanger to mine.

This awesome Paper Straw Christmas Tree Ornament is so easy to make, you'll want to make several! They come together quickly and are perfect to top gifts or hang in the tree!

 

These are so cute and they hang nicely in my summer Christmas Tree.

This awesome Paper Straw Christmas Tree Ornament is so easy to make, you'll want to make several! They come together quickly and are perfect to top gifts or hang in the tree!
This awesome Paper Straw Christmas Tree Ornament is so easy to make, you'll want to make several! They come together quickly and are perfect to top gifts or hang in the tree!

One package of paper straws will make several of ornaments.

These would make a fast & easy ornament to make for an annual ornament exchange party don’t you think?  Just be sure to keep a few for yourself because they are so cute!

This awesome Paper Straw Christmas Tree Ornament is so easy to make, you'll want to make several! They come together quickly and are perfect to top gifts or hang in the tree!

 

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This awesome Paper Straw Christmas Tree Ornament is so easy to make, you'll want to make several! They come together quickly and are perfect to top gifts or hang in the tree!

 

We invite you to hop around and visit the other projects and Join in the fun too!  Link up your own Christmas posts.  New or older posts are welcome!



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24 Comment

  1. Sew Crafty Crochet
    July 20, 2016 at 6:38 am

    I love this idea! Your trees are so pretty, and I sure do have a ton of beads!

    1. Laurie
      July 20, 2016 at 4:07 pm

      Thanks so much Monroe! They were so fun to make!

  2. Gail @Purple Hues and Me
    July 20, 2016 at 11:02 am

    What a sweet idea to use straws to make darling tree ornaments! Imagine the possibilities using different color straws and bead designs! Another great holiday craft!

    1. Laurie
      July 20, 2016 at 4:08 pm

      Thank you Gail! I agree, so many design possibilities 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Carole @ From My Carolina Home
    July 20, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    What a charming idea! Very cute.

    1. Laurie
      July 20, 2016 at 4:08 pm

      Thank you Carole!

  4. Stone Cottage Adventures
    July 20, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    Simple as well as beautiful! Thank you for the tutorial! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

    1. Laurie
      July 20, 2016 at 4:09 pm

      Thank you so much Marci! I love how simple they are to make.

  5. Mary K.- The Boondocks Blog
    July 20, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    These are just too precious. I am literally so excited for Christmas now!!

    1. Laurie
      July 20, 2016 at 9:54 pm

      Thanks Mary and I appreciate the share too!

  6. Crochet Hooks
    July 21, 2016 at 1:50 am

    i need some of these trees! these are too cool Laurie! I love how you can personalize by the straw colors and the beads! This will be a fun craft with the grands for sure!

    1. Laurie
      July 21, 2016 at 2:28 am

      I think the adorable elves will have a great time making some of these! Thanks so much for stopping by Millie! Having lots of fun and getting some wonderful inspiration from this fun blog hop!

    2. Crochet Hooks
      July 26, 2016 at 3:07 pm

      I know right!?! I am so ready for Christmas now 🙂

    3. Laurie
      July 27, 2016 at 2:36 pm

      Me too!

  7. Beverly Roderick
    July 22, 2016 at 1:13 am

    Laurie, these looks so great! What pretty ornaments they make. I love that the look can be changed by just using different straws and beads. Great tutorial on how to make them!

    1. Laurie
      July 22, 2016 at 3:36 am

      Thanks so much Beverly. These have been on my list since last year, so it was good to finally make them.

  8. Laurie,
    These are absolutely adorable!! Thanks again for hosting this wonderful party!! And thanks for all your visits and kind words!!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

    1. Laurie
      July 23, 2016 at 1:59 am

      Thank you Debbie! We are so honored to have you linking up with us for Christmas in July!

  9. Winnie
    July 24, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    How cute!! Adorable little trees 🙂

    1. Laurie
      July 24, 2016 at 8:21 pm

      Thank you Winnie!

  10. Keri
    July 28, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    Laurie, these Christmas trees made from paper straws and beads are so cute!! What a great idea, and you're right they would be great to make for an ornament exchange.

    1. Laurie
      July 28, 2016 at 2:26 pm

      Thank you Keri! I'll be making some to add to my teacher gifts this year. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  11. Katrin@kreativk.net
    August 2, 2016 at 7:19 am

    Laurie, what a clever and creative idea! I love how these christmas trees turned out, so so cute!

    1. Laurie
      August 2, 2016 at 2:18 pm

      Thank you Katrin! I had a lot of fun making them.

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