Swan Lake DIY Party Straws

I originally spotted these amazing swan straws on Pinterest by Shop Sweet Lulu

When I planned Sophia’s Swan Lake birthday party I knew I had to make these swan lake DIY party straws!

My versions of these straws slightly differ from the ones I spotted on Pinterest but I’m really happy with how they turned out!

Pop Roc Parties | Swan Lake DIY Party Straws | FlatlaySo you need:

Hot glue gun

White pipe cleaners

Small white feathers

Small polystyrene balls

Small screw driver

Scissors

PVA glue

Paintbrush for gluing on glitter

Silver glitter

Silver foil paper straws

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 Pop Roc Parties | Swan Lake DIY Party Straws | Silver Glitter

Pop Roc Parties | Swan Lake DIY Party Straws |Silver Foil Straws in PacketTo start carefully poke a hole through the polystyrene ball with a small screw driver (about the width of the straws)

Place the straws through the holes of the balls almost half way down the straw

Pop Roc Parties | Swan Lake DIY Party Straws |Shaped S

Shape the pipe cleaners into a S shape

Pop Roc Parties | Swan Lake DIY Party Straws |Trimmed Pipe Cleaner Trim the end of the pipe cleaner and poke another hole 2/3’s of the way down the ball and insert the pipe cleaner

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Pop Roc Parties | Swan Lake DIY Party Straws |Trim Feathers

Trim the feathers back with scissors so they proportional to the balls

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Glue the feather on the ball horizontally with the glue gun

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Then glue another feather pointing upwards, then repeat on the opposite side

Pop Roc Parties | Swan Lake DIY Party Straws | Swan Straw Lying Down

With a paint brush add some PVA glue to the end of the feathers where they were glued on, then sprinkle with silver glitter

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Pop Roc Parties | Swan Lake DIY Party Straws | Swan Straw & Cookie

I served the girls lemonade with these pretty swan lake straws in our quilted jars!

There are so many variations you could do to theme it your party!

If you give these a go, we would love to see!

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Scandi Styled Mid Winter Christmas

I love the idea of mid winter Christmas celebrations and I’m actually rather envious of white Christmas’s.  So I thought I would style a scandi mid winter Christmas table setting

One year I would love to have a white Christmas but in the meantime I’m happy to celebrate during our winter months (without the snow)

Nordic Table Birdseye

Last Christmas I styled a few basic themed tables for ideas of how to use our Christmas products and my favourite was the nordic/scandi styled one which I think is also lovely for a winter wonderland or mid winter Christmas party

Nordic Christmas Table Birdseye 2

Silver and white were the colours I stuck too with a few naturals and the Reindeer blackboard pegs which are perfect for writing names as the place setting

Nordic Christmas Centre Table

Candles are always a must for dinner parties and these antler candle holders we stock are just the ticket

Nordic Christmas Table Place Settings

Nordic Terranium

These winter terrariums were such an easy throw together table decoration.  I just added some snowflakes and a Reindeer topper into the hanging glass bauble vases

Nordic Christmas Table Deer Candle Holder

These Reindeer tea light holders are perfect as a table decoration or hanging light

Nordic Christmas Table Centre Birdseye

I love using cake stands to serve any type of food and also decorations, these disco balls added a bit of glam to the table!

Nordic Christmas Table Milk Bottle

This is one of my favourite details our wooden snowflake decorations tied around our mini milk bottles with a birch paper straw

Nordic Christmas Table Setting

I wanted the table setting to be simple using our silver scallop platters, reindeer blackboard pegs, cotton drawstring bags (hand stamped Merry Christmas) perfect for popping a little gift or thank you card in it for your guests!

Do you host mid winter dinner parties?

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