I 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
- 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.