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Valentines DIY Straws in Under 30 Minutes

Posted on: Saturday, February 1, 2014

I’m always a fan of the easy Valentines DIY.  As you well know, I’m not a master of DIY like some of my more savvy creative friends.  So when it comes to DIY-ing anything, it has to take me under an hour, has to be functional, and affordable.

Looking for a quick and easy Valentine to do with the kids?  Art in the Find has an easy DIY Valentines Straws activity to try. Click to see the DIY.

 If you’re planning on hosting, decorating, or putting on a little shindig for Valentine’s day (hosting a classroom party, or little gathering of friends, perhaps?) here is an adorable and simple Valentines DIY showing you how to craft your own decorative drink straws.

Ingredients (i.e.: materials)

  • Straws ( We Love Citrus)
  • Felt, in two colors (from Joann Fabric )
  • Glue gun
  • scissors
  • cardboard or card stock to cut out heart shapes
  • pencil or pen to draw heart shapes on card stock

Time: Under 1 hour

STEPS

An easy, under 30 minute Valentines DIY to do with the kids on Art in the Find.  Click to read the post.

Step 1: Gather materials:  Glue gun, straws, scissors, and felt… (not shown, cardboard or other thick card stock for tracing hearts)

Looking for a quick and easy Valentine to do with the kids?  Art in the Find has an easy DIY Valentines Straws activity to try. Click to see the DIY.

Step 2:  Fold card stock in half and using card stock and pencil, draw small heart shapes (in various sizes or in similar sizes) about 1/2″ wide.   Using scissors, cut out hearts and set card stock aside.

Valentines DIY | Art in the Find

Step 3: Place card stock hearts over felt that’s been folded in half (in order to make two hearts at one time!) and cut out hearts (fabric scissors work best for this but if you’re patient, any scissor will do).

Valentines DIY | Art in the Find

Step 4:  Using a glue gun, place three strips of glue (one in the center, and two on right/left side of heart) on the inside of a felt heart and place straw in center (on top of center glue strip) and press second heart over top and hold together for a few seconds.  (Remember to place hearts about three inches from top or bottom of straw to give you room use as a drinking straw!)

Looking for a quick and easy Valentine to do with the kids?  Art in the Find has an easy DIY Valentines Straws activity to try. Click to see the DIY.

Step 5: Voila!  Lovely drinking straws for your next Valentine’s Day party!

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