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great for decorating and marking party drinks
I was hoping to get this up sooner, but I haven't had time to take the pics til now...I hope this makes sense...it seems hard at first but once you get it, it's super easy.

Posted by House of Pook from New York, New York, United States • Published See House of Pook's 55 projects »
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  • How to make a drinking straw model. Straw Phenix - Step 1
    Step 1

    First, you want to cut the straw half way up the longest side

  • How to make a drinking straw model. Straw Phenix - Step 2
    Step 2

    Set aside the piece with the bendy part. Now cut the smaller piece (without the bend) down the middle. This will give you a rectangular piece of plastic. (try to cut as straight as you can.)

  • How to make a drinking straw model. Straw Phenix - Step 3
    Step 3

    I drew this out to make it a little simpler. 1.Fold the rectangular piece in half. 2.Cut an oval shape.Make sure that you don't completely cut the fold. 3.Unfold it and it should look like this.

    Set this piece aside for now.

  • How to make a drinking straw model. Straw Phenix - Step 4
    Step 4

    Get the side with the bend and flatten the longer side as best you can. The better the straw, the more it will cooperate. (Cheap straws don't flatten as well as the better made ones.)

  • How to make a drinking straw model. Straw Phenix - Step 5
    Step 5

    Cut up the flattened side so that you end up with one thinner and one wider piece. (Don't cut straight up the middle)

  • How to make a drinking straw model. Straw Phenix - Step 6
    Step 6

    Unfold the wider piece and cut up the fold all the way to the bend. (do not cut the bend.)

  • How to make a drinking straw model. Straw Phenix - Step 7
    Step 7

    You should have a piece that looks like this.

  • How to make a drinking straw model. Straw Phenix - Step 8
    Step 8

    Holding the thin top piece, loop one bottom piece around it in a knot.

    Repeat the opposite way for the other piece.

    Make sure not to tighten knots for the next step.

  • How to make a drinking straw model. Straw Phenix - Step 9
    Step 9

    Take the piece we set aside and slide it in between the bend and the knots.

  • How to make a drinking straw model. Straw Phenix - Step 10
    Step 10

    Tighten knots to secure it.

  • How to make a drinking straw model. Straw Phenix - Step 11
    Step 11

    Shape the bend like a birds neck and cut the short end to look like a beak.

  • How to make a drinking straw model. Straw Phenix - Step 12
    Step 12

    Cut slits in the wing for a feathery effect.

    Optional: cut a thin triangle out of the tip of the tail for more effect.

  • How to make a drinking straw model. Straw Phenix - Step 13
    Step 13

    Done!

    Leave the legs long to slip it on the side of a cup. Make some out of many different colors to mark cups at a party or to just add decoration where ever you may want to put them.

    Feel free to ask me any questions if you get stuck.

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Mags*a*million
Mags*a*million · St Paul, Minnesota, US · 5 projects
That is awesome
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Mags*a*million
Mags*a*million · St Paul, Minnesota, US · 5 projects
That is awesome
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Sherlaine Y.
Sherlaine Y.
sooo cute! i love it! <3
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Alexis K.
Alexis K. · California, California, US · 8 projects
this is really cool, you should enter it into craftsters drinking straw challenge next month!
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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
love it, thanks for the great tute
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Pumpkinniki
Pumpkinniki · Summerville, South Carolina, US · 12 projects
I just had to try this. Unfortunatly, I only had the staright straws. It ended up looking like a dragon tho. So that's cool! Happy
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*killercurls*
*killercurls* · London, GB · 10 projects
cool! i have like a million and one straws. i'm so gonna do this! i'm gonna put it with my lucky bamboo though! haha Happy
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spright
spright · Macon, Georgia, US · 15 projects
OMG! Yay!!! Happy
I've been waiting for a "how to" on this project since you first posted it.
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