Saturday, July 5, 2014

DIY Flamingo Straws



  




Wouldn't these be perfect for a 40th birthday party, or a kids' pool party?!  A while back, I made some swan straws for Shop Sweet Lulu, and they really resembled flamingos, only I needed pink glitter, feathers, and straws.  I thought I would be so clever, and just have another blog post handy someday...but all of you creative folks outsmarted me, and pinned the swan straws to your flamingo boards!  Well, here you go...I made them anyway!

Just use my swan straw tutorial, and buy everything in pink!

Sources:

Hobby Lobby - glitter (raspberry iris), feathers, pipe cleaners, 1.5" Styrofoam balls
Shop Sweet Lulu - stripey paper straws

I used pipe cleaners from Shop Sweet Lulu for the swan straws, and I just have to say that they are SO much better...much more full, and plush!  I never thought I would be raving about pipe cleaners!
  

11 comments:

  1. These are super cute! Lovely idea!

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    1. You're so sweet! Thanks so much for taking the time to comment! I really appreciate it.

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  2. Abby! You are saving my life right now! I'm planning a Hawaiian Luau party and the birthday girl wants flamingos too...but I just couldn't bring myself to buy the cheezy store versions. So now her party will showcase your flamingo AND crepe paper palm tree straws! Thank you! :)

    Lisa Frank
    handcraftedparties.com

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    1. Yay!!!! I'm so glad you found some inspiration! Are you going to blog it? ...cuz I have GOT to see it! I know it will be adorable. Did you get my email? Hoping it didn't go to your junk box! :)

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  3. I had to pick my jaw up off the floor! These are too lovely! Shared them over on the Babiekins Mag blog today! Full credit to you, of course! Ya little genius! :)

    Keep up the great work!

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    1. You just made my day!!!!! Thank you so much for your sweet comment, and for sharing my straws at Babiekins! I'm a fan of your work...and the magazine, so I'm on cloud 9 right now! ;)

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  4. I just ordered everything! Thank you for the wonderful idea!

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    1. Yay!!! Be sure to share photos of them when you're done! :)

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  6. you are so sweet it really good work i'm glad to see this you have very fine collection.great job

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  7. Thanks for sharing this creative art. I loved your creativity.

    Ecolo is providing sugarcane straw. try to show some creativity with it too instead of paper straw and プラスチックストロー that will help our environment greener.

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