Hol­i­day dé­cor from sim­ple string and straw

Pa­per straws rein­car­nated as kitsch Christ­mas tree ornaments

Northern Living - - CONTENTS - TEXT, STYLING AND PHO­TOG­RA­PHY INA AMOR ME­JIA

STRAW ORNAMENTS

What you’ll need: Stiff plas­tic or pa­per straw White string Scis­sors

Di­rec­tions: 1. Cut the straw into 12 two-inch long pieces. Note: The longer the pieces are, the big­ger the or­na­ment. 2. String three pieces to­gether, then tie them at a point to form a tri­an­gle. Do not cut the string. 3. String two more pieces to form a di­a­mond, and add one more piece to stick out on one point on the side. Cut the string but leave al­lowance. 4. Cre­ate a sec­ond piece of the ex­act same shape. You will now have two di­a­monds with one piece of straw stick­ing out at a point on the side. 5. Put one di­a­mond on top of the other to align, with each of their last pieces stick­ing out on the left and on the right. 6. Join the two di­a­monds by ty­ing their points to­gether with string, first top and bot­tom, and then on each side. 7. The points stick­ing out will form one side of the di­a­mond, tie them to their points on each side. 8. Make sure all points are knot­ted se­curely, then tuck in any ex­cess string into the straws to hide.

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