Plastic waste causes several bad effects to the environment. Our future life are in danger because of our generation’s actions. So have you ever thought about recycling plastic to reduce plastic waste to the ocean and landfill. Why don’t you recycle and reuse plastic straws instead of throwing away after drinking a coke? You can make a lot of crafts by using used drinking straws to decorate your beautiful house or make a gift for your friends. It requires some patience and talent but I don’t think it’s too difficult. Let’s try some DIY Ideas from Used Drinking Straws below:
1. Drinking Straw Necklaces
You should prepare: Colorful spring straws, metal chain, glue, scissors
Firstly, you have to cut colorful plastic straws into pieces. And then bend them and punch holes in them. After that, you make them into triangles and link one into the other. You may fiddle with those straws a little bit until you got the perfect size you want. Next, you have to glue each one of the ends in to the other end. Last but not least, to save the other parts of the drinking straws, you may want to put holes in the straws so that you can put metal chain links through the holes and build structures of the necklace.
2. Straw Earrings
Are you a fan of boba milk tea? I guess you are. After drinking boba tea, don’t throw those straws away, let’s recycle them into nice earrings.
You should prepare: Colorful plastic traws, glue, jump rings, earring wires. At first, you cut neon straw into small pieces. Then, make 2 holes with a needle, pass a jump rings into it and fix earring wire. After that, drew a circle on paper to make the shape and glue straw pieces together. Tada, you’ve done your crafts