DIY Straw Wall Art

Posted by Meghan Quinones

As we bring in more and more people to shoot videos for us (that's right, we have classes coming your way very soon!), I have been on the hunt for cool backdrops. I want the backdrops to be colorful, fun, and add some flair to our video shoots. Just last week I was having a hard time coming up with a backdrop for one of our upcoming videos. I was scanning our craftroom trying to find inspiration using supplies we already had on hand. During my scan, I spied some colorful straws in a mason jar. I couldn't pass up these gems, so I grabbed them and started brainstorming!

After playing around with my straws for a bit, moving them in different positions, I landed on an idea. I decided to turn my straws into decorative starbursts! All I did was glue my straws to a round piece of cardboard in a circle design and then topped them off with a circle piece of paper. Once I constructed a good amount of starbursts, I just added some tape to the back and stuck them to my wall. These straw starbursts would make a nice accent to a nursery or even use them as a background for a party!

Here's what you'll need:

Let's get crafty!

Trace 9 circles onto your cardboard.

Cut out all of your cardboard circles.

Paint the top of your cardboard circles. I did three coats of paint to really cover my circles.

Trace 9 more circles from your white cardstock.

Begin gluing your straws to the white side of your cardboard circle. Add your straws about a half inch down. Add your second straw right next to your first straw so the sides are touchiing.

Continue adding your straws around your circle until all of them have been added.8

After all of your straws have been added, add some glue behind your circle piece of paper and glue it to the front of your circles. Let you glue dry.

Once your glue has dried, add a piece of tape to the back of your straw starburst and hang it on the wall!