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Turn a set of straws in to a gorgeous hanging light.
(Photography by Auxy Espinoza)

Posted by Mark Montano Published See Mark Montano's 279 projects » © 2018 Mark Montano / Simon & Schuster · Reproduced with permission.
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  • Step 1

    Take about 20 inches of your 20 gage wire and fold it in half

  • Step 2

    Gather about 15 straws and place them in the fold of the wire and start twisting the two ends of the wire

  • How to make a straw light. Drinking Straw Starburst Hanging Light Fixture - Step 3
    Step 3

    Keep twisting the wire until you’ve smooshed all of the straws into a small bundle in the middle and starts to create the flower burst

  • Step 4

    Twist the wire all of the way to the ends until it forms a stem.

  • How to make a straw light. Drinking Straw Starburst Hanging Light Fixture - Step 5
    Step 5

    Put another straw over the stem and fold the wire up over the end of the straw at the bottom to keep it in place.

  • Step 6

    Make about 15 of these

  • Step 7

    Take your cord set and tie a loose knot in the cord about 4 inches above the light socket

  • Step 8

    Thread the ends of the straw covered wire around the cord and into the knot to keep it in place.

  • How to make a straw light. Drinking Straw Starburst Hanging Light Fixture - Step 9
    Step 9

    Form a cluster of starbursts by twisting and shaping the straws into shape. It’s easy really

  • How to make a straw light. Drinking Straw Starburst Hanging Light Fixture - Step 10
    Step 10

    Make sure that your straws are not touching the light bulb (it’s very low wattage anyway so I assure you it’s safe)

  • Step 11

    Hang and light.

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Cara  F.
Cara F. · 2 projects
okay so i have like nine Topochico glass bottles, can you help me figure out what to do with them? thx
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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
amazing idea and sooooo cool and beautiful, thanks for the great tute and sharing!!!
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Sherlaine Y.
Sherlaine Y.
i love your wall! hahah <3
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EiffelTower1219
EiffelTower1219 · Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, US · 7 projects
that's amazing!! it would be cool with neon straws!
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mdf
mdf · 4 projects
Whoaa.. very nice..
I'm gonna make one myself.
Thanks ^^
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PB
PB · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 2 projects
I'M SO MAKING ONE WITH COLORED STRAWS. DUDE. AWESOME.
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Shasta
Shasta · Minneapolis, Minnesota, US · 37 projects
its beautiful!
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Katherine Munro
Katherine Munro · Halifax, Nova Scotia, CA · 12 projects
Neat, my daughter would love this!
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Askeria
Askeria · 12 projects
Aren't the straws melting, because of the heat of the bulb?
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M.a.r.i.s.o.l.
M.a.r.i.s.o.l. · Los Angeles, California, US · 15 projects
AWESOME PROJECT
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