STYROFOAM brand foam crafts

Drinking Straw Ornaments

Easy-to-make ornament uses a foam ball and plastic drinking straws.
   Completion Time - 
1-2 hours
   Designer - 
Kathleen George


  • 2" ball
Other Materials
  • 20 drinking straws


  • Scissors
  • Thick, white craft glue
  • Large wire hook for hanging
  • 12" coordinating curling ribbon


  • 1. Cut the straws into 1 1/2" pieces.
  • 2. Pour a small amount of glue onto wax paper, cardboard or otherdisposable surface.
  • 3. Dip the end of each straw into the glue and insert straight into the ball, about 1/8" deep. Cover the ball evenly with straws spaced about 1/2" apart. Let dry.
  • 4. If necessary, trim straws, cutting off ends that protrude farther than the rest.
  • 5. Tie a bow around the hook; curl ends. Dip end of hook into glue and insert in ball.