If you’re a regular around here, you may have noticed that I never get too wild with my DIY projects – I like to things super simple. It’s basically my DIY motto. For this most recent project, I kept it so simple, I wasn’t even involved. I can actually take no credit for this one because it was done by my colleague, the lovely Charly, and all I did was snap away while she created. And it took her a grand total of five minutes to create these gorgeous 3D ornaments. They are perfect as Christmas decorations, but they are also lovely enough to keep hanging around after all the festivities. I love the simplicity of the design and it would be a fun activity to do with the smalls.

You will need:

  • 15 straws
  • fishing line
  • scissors

 

STEP 1

Cut 3 of the straws in half so that you have 6 short pieces and 12 long pieces.

STEP 2
Using 6 sets of 2 long and one short straw, thread your strings through 3 pieces at a time (long-short-long) and knot your string at the end to form a triangle. Repeat for the remaining 5 sets.

STEP 3

Lay your 6 triangles in a row and thread the string through the short straw pieces, pulling them together at both ends and tying a knot to join them fairly tightly.

STEP 4
Lift 3 alternate pieces upwards to form the top of your ornament and tie them together. Repeat the same step for the three pieces at the bottom.

STEP 5
Tie a long piece of string/fishing line to the top so that you can hang your ornament.
Voila – you’re done!
Tip: Try them in a few different sizes.

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