{#2} DIY PROJECT #2 | perfect little props for your shoot or party | Paper straws with hearts by Andrea Gray Harper!

I honestly can’t decide which project gets me more giddy; the hearts-on-a-stick cupcake toppers from earlier today, or the DIY coming up in this post.  Truly, on an adorableness scale of 1 to 10, these diy projects = MAXIMUM ADORABLENESS.  In fact, I believe this one goes all the way to eleven. ;)  Enjoy!

Heart Straws

Once again, take it away, Andrea!

These adorable straws are perfect for your Valentine’s day table setting and can even be used as props for engagements shoots or other photo sessions.

1. Paper Straws (these are from http://www.kikkerland.com)
2. felt fabric
3. cotton thread
4. Embroidery needle
5. Scissors
6.Hot Glue-gun
7. Glue-gun sticks

Step One: Cut out 4 heart shapes of the same size out of the felt fabric.

Step Two: Using your glue-gun and glue sticks, glue down the center of one of the hearts.

Step Three: place the straw on top of the glue leaving about 1.5” at the top of the straw. glue the top of the straw as shown.

Step Four: Take a second felt heart and place it on top of the glued area, sandwiching the straw in between the two layers of felt.

Step Five: Once the glue has dried, stitch around the edge of the hearts so as to sew the two layers together.

Step Six: Repeat steps two through five for the second straw and enjoy!

If you missed part 1 of today’s DIY series, click here!

DIY: Andrea Gray Harper / Photography: Jade + Matthew Take Pictures

Hope you love as much as I do!  Thanks again to Andrea for submitting the loveliest little projects for Knotty readers to enjoy!

xoxo!  – Alison

Label(s): Color, Grey, Pink, {DIY + Freebies}, {Holiday}

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  1. Margaret on January 31, 2011

    These are so perfect, like you said, for an engagement session! I might have to make these for ours. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Erin on January 31, 2011

    Love this. Almost as much as i love the cupcake toppers posted before it! ;) Love these cause they’re cute and seem super easy, which is right up my alley. :):):)

  3. lizzie on January 31, 2011

    those are so adorable! so much so that i typed out “those are so much cute!” “much cuteness!” and “Nerjkl;fas” to try to get out how adorable i thought they were!

  4. Kim on January 31, 2011

    These are getting made for V-Day. Too cute not to. Thanks!

  5. postcards and pretties on January 31, 2011

    totally adorable! perfect for v-day!

  6. Lena on January 31, 2011

    Stop it. Really. Because I can’t handle how gosh-darn cute this is.

    Also, I now know what I’ll be serving in my Valentine’s day mimosas!

  7. Kim @BrideGoggles on February 1, 2011

    So adorable – will make any V-Day drink that much sweeter!

  8. Annie @ Marry You Me on February 1, 2011

    Cuteness overload! Such a sweet DIY!!

  9. Aleah + Nick Valley on February 1, 2011

    Oh, now this is so adorable + so easy! Sweet, sweet post!

  10. jenny on February 1, 2011

    OMG these are adorable!!

  11. Margaret Ivory on February 1, 2011

    lol…these are too cutey to put in words…

  12. Andrea on February 1, 2011

    Glad you like them! Hope you all can find some time to whip em out! Thanks for the feedback! Happy February!

  13. Megan on February 2, 2011

    Adorable! Perfect for engagement shoots. Great DIY project!

  14. Em Matson on March 7, 2011

    OH I am adoring this project! I just wanted to share that I found a slightly better price – $6.50 for 144 straws – at http://www.graygoose.com/collections/all/products/paper-straws. Am gathering up my felt as I speak (I mean, type!). Thanks for this feature!


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