Today I have a real treat for you today.... paper straw easel! I created this out of necessity. I had a party starting in 10 minutes and realized I had no easel/frame for a sign I created. I scoured my house and found nothing that could be used and that matched the decor of the party. I had some paper straws out for the drinks and it hits me.... make you own!
What's awesome is the possibilities are endless with color and patterns you select. You can mix and match or do just a solid
All you need are paper straws, a hot glue gun and scissors..... Now for the easy step by step instructions:
Step 1: You are going to make an A shape for the front of the easel.
Lay out 2 full straws and then for the cross bar/ ledge of the easel cut a straw in half with scissors
Step 2: I usually glue the top together first by placing a small amount on the inside.
(steps 2 &3 can be interchangeable though)
Step 3: place 2 small daps of glue on the ends and place on top of the 2 straws. This is what gives it the stability, so once you place the cross bar on it will be more stable. This needs to be placed on top so there will be a little ledge. Allow to dry, which is usually a minute or so.
****For added stability I like to add more glue on top once it has completely dried. I fill the holes of the straw with hot glue and the top of the straws (surprisingly it doesn't run down the straw, it just fill the top portion and adheres them all together)
You can do mini ones too.... these would be great for food labels.... the only difference is cut the straws in half (the cross bar is still a half length)