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Bamboo Straws

Created By: Johnny Miller


A basic straw gets a tropical makeover.


  • Green crepe paper
  • Clear tape
  • Green plastic straws
  • Scissors


  1. Step 1

    Cut crepe paper into 1/4-by-3-inch strips, with the grain running vertically; you'll need 3 strips per straw.

  2. Step 2

    Shape 1 end of each strip into a point. Using small pieces of tape, attach leaf bases around 1 straw, near the top.

  3. Step 3

    With your fingers, gently spread the center of each leaf so it bends slightly outward.

Martha Stewart Living, June 2010

Reviews (1)

  • Abobrinha 3 Aug, 2010

    Do you know a way to make straws out of organic material? I am always uncomfortable to keep using plastic this way. But this is beautiful project for sure.