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DIY Straw Wall Art

Posted by Meghan Quinones

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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:

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Let's get crafty!

Trace 9 circles onto your cardboard.

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Cut out all of your cardboard circles.

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

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Trace 9 more circles from your white cardstock.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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