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Bamboo Straws

Source: Martha Stewart Living, June 2010


A basic straw gets a tropical makeover.


  • Green crepe paper

  • Clear tape

  • Green plastic straws

  • Scissors


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

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

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