Use glue gun on a plastic straw and make this lovely project

You just created a beautiful memory with people you love, captured forever in a photo. There's something different about a photo in a frame versus on your phone. There is no better way to display a memory you love than in a frame you've decorated by hand.
Decorating a frame with plastic straws may not be the first thing you think of when deciding how to display your pictures. By using yarn-wrapped straws, you can add color, texture and interest to both the frame and the room where you display it. This project is also easy enough for young ones who want to make their room unique and fun. Try using different colors of yarn and varying the length of straw you use for even more visual interest.
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Materials
- Plastic straws
- Yarn
- Hot glue gun
- Hot glue sticks
- Scissors
- Picture frame
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Instructions
1. Heat your hot glue gun, and pull a length of yarn to wrap your straw.
2. Add a little strip of hot glue around the end of your straw, and press the end of the yarn into the glue around the straw.
3. Apply another line of glue, about one inch, along the length of the straw, and continue wrapping the yarn around the straw. With each round of yarn, press it into the glue you applied.
4. Continue gluing and wrapping until you've completely wrapped the straw in yarn. Cut the yarn once you wrap your final round.
5. Repeat steps 1-4 until you have enough yarn-wrapped straws to make your frame. Try using different colors of yarn for a fun pattern.
6. Cut the straws to fit the picture frame you're using as a base. Apply hot glue to secure the straws to the frame. Try mixing up the length of straw you use to make your pattern more interesting.
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