Friday, June 21, 2013

happy 4th straws

well, in a few weeks, 
red, white and boom day will be here.

it's ALL over the blog world.
so i better get in on the picture too.

why not?
i have a gajillion straws i just stare at so i better put them to use.

so here's what i did with them and how you can play too:
did you figure this out yet?

maybe after these next few steps?
you'll see in a sec why it's important to leave room at the top when you glue your pieces together.

ok so here's what i came up with:
put them all together, they spell m-o-t-h-e-r
(oops! wrong holiday!)
let's get serious now and bring them out to enjoy.
i filled them up with some cool soda from world market.

i didn't know if the drinks would be too sweet or too surgary when i bought them. but even if it tasted rank, the bottles were so cool it didn't matter.
hope you make these easy peasy straws for 
your next firework shebang.
just figure out how you want the letters or symbols and use pieces of straws and glue happily away on the upper part of the straw.

don't forget to leave room when you glue the pieces on! 
for drinking purposes as i said before. see?
nothing like a cool drink on a cool summer night with 
a cool straw eh?












42 comments:

  1. How cute--love the use of the pretty straws!

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    1. oh thank you SO much Steph for including me in your all night blogger fun! (heehee i noticed the time) glad you like them! :)

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  2. Genius! But where, oh where did you find those straws??? I must have some!!!

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    1. oh my gosh Dona! i am an addicted straw hoarder! i found these at hobby lobby, michael's, home goods, shop sweet lulu and kara's party shop and every other store and online shop in between. yikes! keep me away from straws! LOL :) many thanks again!

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  3. I LOVE the straws, and of course, the cute, happy way you used them!
    I always enjoy the 4th, but I'm not eager to have it come, because, to me, the summer always flies by much faster after that day arrives!

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    1. man you sure are right J! seems like as soon as i get the hang of it, it's fall already. then the holidays and of course the usual "i can't believe it's _____ already! where did the time go?" heehee :>D thanks for stopping by again !

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  4. What a fun addition to a fourth of July party - decor - plus entertainment the kids would LOVE!!

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    1. i figure it's another way for them to identify their cups. it would be cool if "H" belonged to Henry and "A" belonged to Alice and "P" to Pat and so forth and so forth. but that would be really OCD wouldn't it? LOL hey that sounds just like me. hehe thanks so much Kim! :)

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  5. You made cute straws cuter!!! I have a straw hoarding problem ... this is a good solution to use some :)

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    1. and you made my smile smilier Brenda! thank YOU soooo! it's nice to know there's more straw lovers out there! :>D

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  6. too cute! hope you share this on our #kidsinthekitchen linky this week

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  7. Those are very festive! And super cool sodas, too! THanks for linking!

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    1. yes i LOVE the sodas! i am such a sucker for packaging :>P
      so the sodas and straws make for a fun drink. thanks so much Michelle :>D

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  8. Thanks for linking up! This is so creative!

    Shelley @ Piggy In Polka Dots

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    1. awww Shelley! thanks SO much and thank YOU for your party! :)

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  9. This is so clever! And those soda bottles are sooo cute! I'm a sucker for pretty packaging too!

    Ritchil
    http://chengand3kids.blogspot.com/

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    1. ha! you're so funny Ritchil :) it's funny what a bottle can do for a drink! thanks so much :)

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  10. These are SO fun! The whole display just looks fabulous and feels so festive. I featured you tonight at the Project Inspire{d} link party!

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    1. oh YAYAYAY!!! THANK YOU Randi!!! i'll drink some blue soda pop to that! :>D

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    1. thank you so much Makeiteasycrafts! you can do it for any holiday or celebration :)

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  12. How fun is that! Stopping by from Navy Wifey

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  13. Very cute! I love all things 4th of July so these of course stood out to me!


    I'd like to invite you to come link up with our party this week also!
    http://www.sowderingabout.com/2013/06/on-display-monday-7.html

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    1. yay! all linked up Randi! thanks so much :)

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  14. This is so much fun! You have such an imagination!

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    1. thank you Lyuba! one of my fave songs is the imagination song that gene wilder sings on willy wonka :>D

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  15. Thanks for sharing this wonderful project--I am excited to be featuring it today! The new link party is up today, so link up anything you have been posting about! And we will be featuring FROZEN TREATS next week, so if you have any FROZEN TREATS--please share them and we will be happy to feature them! Can't wait to see what you have to share! http://www.dosmallthingswithlove.com/2013/06/happy-hour-friday-628.html

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    1. WAHOOOOOO! thank you ever SO much Nancy! :)

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  16. VERY Cool Lisa!!! Happy 4th!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

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    1. and you are very NICE Christine as always :>D

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    1. thanks for the short and very sweet comment Sarah! :)

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    1. and i love that you love them! yay! thank you so much Sensibly Sara! :>D

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  19. I love that these straws actually work! Super fun for the holiday coming up. My favorite one is the firecracker :) Great job! Krista @ A Handful of Everything

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    1. i like the firecracker one too Krista! and it's funny i made that one with no intention of making it! heehee

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  20. I'm the Editorial Assistant for Fun Family Crafts and I wanted to let you know that we have featured your awesome straws! You can see them here:

    http://funfamilycrafts.com/happy-4th-straws/

    If you have other kid-friendly crafts, we'd love it if you would submit them. If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above. Thanks for a wonderful project idea!

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    1. YAHOOOOOO! thank you thank you so much Cindy! and feel free to feature any of my other tutes as long as you let me know! happy 4th! :>D

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  21. Thanks for sharing & linking up @ DearCreatives.com Theresa PS Happy 4th!

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    1. thank YOU Theresa for your party! happy 4th to you too :)

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thanks so much for being so cool on this hot summer day! :)