You know when you run into something online that you just have to buy? These birch straws were a must-have the moment I discovered them even though I had no idea when I’d use them. But when they arrived I suddenly had an idea that was a perfect fit with the monochromatic décor I’ve been loving this Christmas. (Seriously loving – check out my Pinterest board at Martha Stewart Living!)
I cut each straw into quarters and started stringing them onto a length of black and white baker’s twine.
I gathered them into groups of three every 8-10” and tied a knot in the twine to create a simple triangle pattern reminiscent of the himmeli-style ornaments that are everywhere right now.
Simple, inexpensive and graphic – this is my kind of project!
Here’s the finished garland decorating a gift-wrap project I make using the same stamp I used on this DIY stamped card project.
And a few more fun shots…