By General Crafts Contributor Victoria from the blog Dazzle While Frazzled.
Planning a Red, White and Blue party this summer? Dress up your centerpiece with some patriot-tastic paper straw stars.
Paper straws can be used for more than just a festive drink! Celebrate the USA with some fun Red, White and Blue stars using paper straws, pompoms and scrapbook stickers.
Cut two paper straws in half. You need three halves + one full straw to make a patriotic star.
Find the center of the paper straw half. Flatten out this middle slightly.
Add a drop of glue to the center. Place a second half on top in an X formation.
Add a drop of glue on top of straw #2. Place a third half on top horizontally.
Add a drop of glue on top of straw #3. Place the full straw on top vertically.
Add a patriotic-colored pompom on top of the star. Or, add a patriotic scrapbook sticker.
Once the glue has set, insert a bamboo BBQ skewer through the full paper straw.
Add a small piece of tape to the very end of the skewer to hold the straw in place.