Star Spangled Straw Caddy {DiY}

You're never going to believe how you can make your very own spectacular Star Spangled Straw Caddy for next to nothing with items you may already have around the house.


Whether you have a cookout, potluck, or other party planned...



...you gotta have somethin' for those cool beverages on hot summer days.


This Patriotic Straw Caddy started out as a Pringles can Firecracker! And that is how it will look on your table, counter or buffet. I have the firecracker tutorial for you *here.* 

Plus….



But right now we're going to take that fabulous little firecracker one unexpected step further, and turn it into a decorative, patriotic straw caddy


In the firecracker tutorial I show you how to finish off the top with a wooden skewer to make the fuse. For the straw caddy we use that skewer, and...  


...poke it through the bottom half of a plastic water bottle. Simply find a bottle that fits inside the Pringles can and use kitchen scissors to cut it in half. Then, when you've run the skewer through the center, add a glob of hot glue on the underneath side so that the skewer is secured to the bottle.


Fill the bottle bottom with straws and drop it down into the {Pringles} Firecracker. Now when you pull up on the 'fuse'... 


...your straw is easy to grab!


Looks great all summer long!

To make it much easier to pull the straw caddy up, I notched out the Pringles can lid. This way, it's not too grabby, but it does close.


Very snazzy and patriotic for just the price of a napkin, an empty Pringles can, an empty water bottle, and a wooden skewer! {by the way, save those water bottle tops for THIS project}



{DiY} Lavender Cream Soda

A twist on a summer drink treat tradition

Catch the last project in the Pringles can July 4th series!




My 2012 resolution was to bring you fabulous R3 projects
Recycle, Reuse, Repurpose: With Love!



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15 comments:

Lissa (Bellenza) said...

Such a clever idea! Just linked up to your Wildly Original link party, too!

Brittany Stewart said...

I love this! Great way to reuse!
-Brittany

http://buttonsbirdsandbs.blogspot.com/

miss flibbertigibbet said...

Such a cute idea! Great recycling!
Blessings, Lorraine

Bliss said...

In the olden days I was a girlscout leader and always tried to come up with crafts that the family wouldn't mind having and not toss in the drawer. Where were you then?

~Bliss~

Jeannie said...

Cool idea. I think I will slide a ribbon or a string through the bottle in the bottom, secure to a washer and make the string long enough to allow the top room to open - thread through the top and secure with a washer. What do you think?

keri @ shaken together said...

What a fun and useful repurposing of that pringles can! I would love for you to share this at the {what's shakin' link party}!!

http://shakentogether.blogspot.com/2012/06/whats-shakin-link-party-12-party-faves.html

KCoake said...

What a clever idea. Looks so cute too!

Olive Cooper said...

Brilliant use of Pringles can.

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Very cute idea!

Dee

lizy b said...

So cute!!! I'm embarrassed to tell you how many cute sheets of scrapbook paper I have that would be perfect for this project!

Lisa said...

What a creative idea! So great for a 4th party. Thx for sharing!

Jill said...

That's brilliant Christina! Perfect use for your pretty Pringles cans!


Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Claire said...

Just wanted you to know I featured your straw caddy on my blog today!

Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust said...

Hi Christina,
What a fun & clever idea. Love it! Thanks for sharing it with my readers.

Warmly, Michelle

Melanie Burges said...

I tried to post this earlier, but I'm not sure where it went! LOL

Very clever.
Fourth of July always makes me think of the times we got to spend together at Granny & Grandad's. He would let us all have a turn cranking the ice cream maker to go on Granny's fresh cherry pie. Then the fireworks in the back yard. Awesome childhood memories!