DIY Necklace with Rainbow Drinking Straws, because Summer is near and we love color and hippie style this period. So, join me to create an amazing necklace!

Beautiful day and the great opportunity to have a walk and for shopping therapy of course. One of my favorite shops to visit everytime, is  Tiger Stores. The truth is that everytime I visit this store I discover more amazing things from their product list, especially at the beginning of the season. So, when I discovered these Rainbow Paper Straws, it was love from first sight! I cannot recall if I have mentioned this before, but I always liked to have strange collections. So I collect not only coffee cups, but also pom pom, tea flavors, notebooks and of course paper drinling straws. I have them in a majon jar and I really enjoy play with them everytime I need one for my cold coffee. Straws with stripes or polka dots or little hearts or monochrome… and now with rainbow colors! As you can guess, I had somehow to use them! 

DIY Necklace with Rainbow Drinking Straws – The materials :

– Drinking paper Straws

– Thin cord

– Scissor

– Hot Glue

– Button

The truth is actually that I have figured out a few crafts to use my straws, but I have declined all of them so far. The main reason is that I wanted to create something wearable. Afterall summer is close and I adore colors in my everyday look. So at the beginning I thought to have a pin, like the one I have created for Christmas. But I wanted something I can wear with vest tops. And then I start cutting the straw in small pieces. This is actually a tip, if you cannot decide what to do, just start playing with the materials you have. So small pieces and of course not with the same length.

I think Summer is the perfect period for experiments. Jewels with materials that you have never used before, with many colors and of course with a unique style. Of course we also adore minimal jewels also! So jewels with cork or leather or fabric scraps, denim and many more. But this time definately with paper straws. So just put together the straw pieces in order to create a rhombus. Hot glue and ready!

That was the moment that I realized that the glue was not hidden and the rhombus actually was not that beautiful! I had to figure out a way to cover the glue because I really wanted this necklace. The solution actually was easy. Just cut more pieces from the straw and glue them on the rhombus!

That was fun! Beacuse you can cretae whatever schema you want. A small blue piece on the top and my charm is actually ready!

And what about the cord or chain? Cord and blue one actually! Something simple but at the same time stable. Just cut a piece of thin cord and create a noose in the edge with a simple knot. Pass the cord from the charm with the drinking straws and then pass it also from the button. Another simple cord and our closure is ready. 

So, what do you think? This was really easy, right? Following the same procedure we can create small masterpieces  like key holders and earrings and brooches! Actually this is also an activity for the kids. 

So, what kind of jewels do you enjoy this period??? 

Happy Crafting!!!!

mats mouts 

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8 Comments

  1. Ahhhh such a cute and easy craft! I have several friends that have kids that would likely enjoy this type of project. It’s perfect for summer! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. This is so simple. It amazes me that one can create such beautiful things using items we don’t even think of. Thank you for sharing this.

  3. What i like about the necklace is how easy it is to make it and the materials needed to make the necklace are easy to get. Lovely work and an amazing post.

  4. Annemarie LeBlanc Reply

    So colorful and cute! I can’t believe you can make a pretty pendant with drinking straws! My granddaughter loves making jewelry with crafting materials. I am sure she would love to make a pendant like this.

  5. What a good idea, You’re so creative and I’m sure my daugther would love to try this too during her summer break, Glad you share

  6. That would also make a lovely brooch! I love this simple craft. I could play around with different shapes too. I can cut colorful straws into smaller pieces and make cute earrings!

  7. I really like your idea. I am not sure if i would wear it, as i am not big fun of jewellery but i could make it for someone else. thanks for sharing

  8. I love this and your blog. You are my go to come a Friday so the weekend me and my daughter have new activities to do.

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