Occasionally I will walk around Michaels Arts & Craft Store to get inspiration and ideas for new projects. On my last visit, I found packets of red and green patterned straws in the one dollar bin and knew I had to use them for a Christmas DIY craft. Lucky for me, my husband likes to save empty food cans for his own projects and storage, and I was able to take a few to use with the straws.
It was such an easy project. I cut the straws down to the height of the cans and used my glue gun to adhere to them. Then I went to the flower market in New York City and got miniature Poinsettias for each of the cans. As a finishing touch, I added some green moss around the base of each pot. Viola! I had a centerpiece for my kitchen table. I also covered a few cans in candy cane sticks (not pictured). The containers are so cute and you could make them in any color and pattern straws. Instead of putting a plant in them, you could use them for crayons, pencils, pens, scissors and they would make a really nice teacher gift!
Supplies; Assorted Red, Green and White Paper Straws (More here and here) / Glue Gun and Extra glue sticks / Assorted sized cans (coffee, soup, beans etc) with the labels removed / Small and Mini Poinsettias (we found ours at a local floral store) / Moss for top of plant
All supplies available in my DIY Projects Store on Amazon