Christmas DIYs

Make a Winter Woodland using Straws

make a winter woodland using straws

Here is a super easy way to make a Winter Woodland using Straws! Continuing with my natural theme I wanted to make use of one of the many logs we’ve just had delivered. I love how each one is a unique mini landscape. We have filled the whole alcove from floor to ceiling with logs!

Somehow we have about ten packets of straws dotted around the kitchen and larder…but we hardly use them? I think its probably my mam that keeps topping them up. She cant leave IKEA without tealights and straws!! So today’s project was decided, A Winter Woodland using Straws sitting in a gorgeous log.

Materials:

  • Log (dried out)
  • Skewers
  • Straws (paper or plastic)
  • Fake Snow

Equipment:

  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Drill or handtool (for making holes in the log)

Let’s make a Winter Woodland Using Straws!

To make the trees:

  1. Cut eight straws in half
  2. Lie one half on a flat surface and space them equal distances apart (about 1cm)
  3. Apply a line of hot glue along the skewer then quickly lie the glued side on the straws. Press on for a few seconds.
  4. Use a sharp pair of scissors to cut out a Christmas tree shape
  5. Cut the skewers to make the trees shorter if required
make a winter woodland using straws
make a winter woodland using straws
make a winter woodland using straws

6. Once dry, spray the trees white. (They might need a few coats depending on the colour of your straws)

To make the stand:

7. Make holes in the log where you want your trees to stand.

make a winter wonderland using straws

8. Pop some hot glue into the hole then push your tree in. Continue this with as many trees as you like!

9. Finally, position your winter woodland in a good spot then sprinkle some artificial snow over the top

As a finishing touch, you could add a few little animal ornaments and some festive greenery.

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