Source: Martha Stewart Living, June 2010
A basic straw gets a tropical makeover.
Green crepe paper
Green plastic straws
Cut crepe paper into 1/4-by-3-inch strips, with the grain running vertically; you'll need 3 strips per straw.
Shape 1 end of each strip into a point. Using small pieces of tape, attach leaf bases around 1 straw, near the top.
With your fingers, gently spread the center of each leaf so it bends slightly outward.