Uses for Old Things.

ImageI thought this was a great idea, straw holders/dispensers from empty Pringles containers (or the cheaper version of Pringles). They look like ice-cream sodas. The inspiration came for a 50s wedding that someone was helping with. This is what she came up with.


  • Pringles can, empty
  • paper, scrapbook paper works well
  • paint
  • glue
  • wooden skewer
  • half of a straw
  • foam/polystyrene ball
  • artificial cherry or red paper ball
    (If using paper ball, you will need a stick for the stem.)
  • hobby fill (polyfill)
  • 600 ml water bottle, about 20 ounces
  • hot glue gun and glue
  • glitter, optional
  • ribbon, optional


  •  paint tin white (just in case paper was a bit see through. If using a heavy quality scrapbook paper you could probably skip this step.
  •   paint the rims a pink colour as well.
  • Wrap tin with paper of choice. She used pink and black stripes and also polka dot paper.
  • You need a wooden skewer and a foam/polystyrene ball. Stab the ball with the skewer and slide on.
  • You will then need to stab/slide on a “cherry”. She didn’t have any fake cherries so she used a red paper ball and glued a stick/stem into it.
  • Then stab the ball from the side top to add half a straw for decoration.
  • Cover the polystyrene ball with glue and stick hobby fill all over it. This makes the fluffy milkshake.
  • Cut the bottom off a 600ml water bottle (or equivalent/whatever fits).
  • Make a hole in the centre bottom. Poke the bottom of your skewer through it and hot glue. This forms the “lift” and holder for the straws.
  • Extra embellishment – wrap the skewer with ribbon, spray glue the hobby fill/fluff and sprinkle some hot pink glitter on the top. Wrap a bow or add a “straws” label and Ta Da you are done! It looks great. So cute and practical. There also great for holding un-cooked spaghetti noodles.
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