Autocorrect did not fail me on the title of this post. Nope, that is my attempt at being witty and clever, because the patriotic craft that is the subject of this post is made out of STRAWS and STRIPS of paper. Get it?!? “Straws and strips forever” instead of “stars and stripes forever.”
(Pitiful. But did I at least make you grin or are you swearing off my blog forever? Please don’t leave me!)
Feeling very proud of my straw stars, I then decided to play with fire and make a “firework” of sorts. (“OMG. When will the terrible jokes stop?” you silently ask yourself.) I used a circular hole punch to make two large scrapbook paper circles, and then I glued portions of paper straws to one of the circles. I then topped those straws with the other circle and some sparkly letter stickers. BOOM!