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
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.
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!