How To: Paper Daffodil Straws

Spring is just a positive time of year, isn’t it? I’ve been feeling crusty about our house lately so spending time outside has really helped to make things more bearable. And what is the best part of spring? The flowers, of course.
I made these flower drinking straws in honor of spring for a Relief Society dinner at church last week. They were quick and easy but made such a statement. They would be prefect for a cook-out, birthday party, Easter party, or Mom and Daughter tea.
Paper Daffodil Straws craft
Paper Daffodil Straws craft

How to: Paper Daffodil Straws

What you will need:
Assorted paper (I used yellows)
White mini baking cups
Drinking straws – green if you have them
X-acto knife
Glue stick

The idea for the daffodils on the table comes from Martha Stewart (via Pinterest), and you can find her post here. She provides a template for them too which you can print off here. At the dinner I had jelly beans inside of the cupcake wrappers. I thought the flowers looked great without anything in them, too. While I was making the daffodil candy cups I thought of the drinking straw daffodil.

To make the daffodil for the straw, print off Martha’s pattern and trim it in about an inch. You are basically just making a mini version of her flower. I cut the paper that I printed the pattern onto to the size I liked (about 4 inches in diameter) and then I used that piece as a pattern. Use your mini daffodil pattern to trace the design on the wrong side of your color paper. Cut out the design. Use the glue stick to glue one white mini baking cup to the middle of the flower. With the X-acto knife cut a small X in the center of the flower through the paper and the baking cup. Insert the straw through the X. Repeat this to make additional flowers.

Paper Daffodil Straws craft

Instructions to make the mini paper bunting can be found here. That link also has pictures of the table the night of the dinner if you’d like to see them!

Paper Daffodil Straws craft
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I love these! Need to pin them onto my “Spring Has Sprung” and “Party Ideas”board.
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Lindy Harnarain

This is so very cute! I hope you will link up to my Hippity Hop Easter Project Hop if you haven’t already.

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Leanne

Hi Melissa, thanks for linking to the Pinterest Point of View link party. I just wanted you to know that I think your daffodil straws are adorable. They would be so cute on an Easter table. I just might have to make some. I featured them on my blog today. Love them!

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny

These are so cute! What a great addition to any springtime table. I love that you adapted Martha’s candy cups to decorate the straws. Stopping by from Point of View… Thanks for linking up!

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Diane

These are just too darn cute!

these are adorable ~ thanks for sharing!

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