DIY Halloween Straw Toppers + free printables

What’s more festive than a straw topper?

DIY Halloween Straw Toppers - Free Printables // Delia Creates Not much, I say…. Well….maybe glitter and confetti, but straw toppers are much less messy. :)

Piggy backing off the paper plate idea from yesterday, I decided to dress up our Halloween drinks with simple paper touches.

DIY Halloween Straw Toppers - Free Printables // Delia Creates Grab some paper straws, and scrapbook paper….

Snippity, snappity, poof!

DIY Halloween Straw Toppers - Free Printables // Delia Creates Instant party drink!

DIY Halloween Straw Toppers - Free Printables // Delia Creates

The leaf makes the orange soda a pumpkin.

DIY Halloween Straw Toppers - Free Printables // Delia Creates The witch hat makes this lemon lime soda a bubbling witch’s brew.

DIY Halloween Straw Toppers - Free Printables // Delia Creates And the bat topper makes this root beer, a festive “bat beer.”

DIY Halloween Straw Toppers - Free Printables // Delia Creates The best part is that there are free printables!

To print off a template you can use to trace, go HERE.

If you would rather print the template onto the paper you are cutting…

Go HERE for pumpkin leaves.

Go HERE for bats. Of course this is only helpful if you are going to print your bats on paper that is not black ;).

PUMPKIN LEAVES

DIY Halloween Straw Toppers - Free Printables // Delia Creates Once you cut out the pumpkin leaves, all that’s left is to punch a hole with a standard size hole punch. Slide it on the straw, and ta da…you have a stem and a leaf!

DIY Halloween Straw Toppers - Free Printables // Delia Creates

DIY Halloween Straw Toppers - Free Printables // Delia Creates

DIY Halloween Straw Toppers - Free Printables // Delia Creates Note: The hole punch is slightly smaller than the straw, but this is good. Because the hole is a tight fit, the straw topper stays where you want it to.

BAT TOPPER

DIY Halloween Straw Toppers - Free Printables // Delia Creates DIY Halloween Straw Toppers - Free Printables // Delia Creates For the bats, instead of punching a hole, cut two 3/4″ – 1″ slits in the middle. Slide onto the straw and you’re in business. (I widened these slits slightly, post picture).

DIY Halloween Straw Toppers - Free Printables // Delia Creates

WITCH’S HAT

Now, you may be wondering…”What? No printable for the witch’s hat?”

DIY Halloween Straw Toppers - Free Printables // Delia Creates Yep! That’s because you don’t need one. If you have a circle punch or cutter…great! Cut one circle to about 2″  in diameter and the other about 3″…give or take.

Don’t have a circle cutter? Trace a mason jar lid ring instead. Trace for the smaller circle, inside the ring. Then trace for the larger circle, outside of the ring.

Next, cut the larger circle in half.

Take one of those semi-circles and roll it into a cone shape. Hot glue or tape in place.

DIY Halloween Straw Toppers - Free Printables // Delia Creates Snip the top of the cone. Using some craft scissors, “punch” a hole in the center of the smaller circle. You can try to use a hole punch, but most standard hole punches cannot reach to the center of a 2 – 2.5″ circle.

Now, take your paper straw and string on both the cone and the smaller circle. Bring the two pieces together and you have a witch’s hat!

DIY Halloween Straw Toppers - Free Printables // Delia Creates

Note: Be sure you don’t cut the holes too big. You want a snug fit so that the hat pieces will stay together.

DIY Halloween Straw Toppers - Free Printables // Delia Creates  That’s all there is to it, and you’re drinks are all dressed up and ready to party!

DIY Halloween Straw Toppers - Free Printables // Delia Creates DIY Halloween Straw Toppers - Free Printables // Delia Creates This project was created for and sponsored by Jo-Ann’s #DIY4Halloween. If you DIY anything for Halloween, be sure to link up using the hashtag #DIY4Halloween.

If you do, you could be featured on Jo-Ann’s share site HERE!

Happy craft-o-ween! ;)

SOURCES: Paper straws in green, taupe, and black and white polka dot  - Jo-Ann || Scrapbook paper – Jo-Ann || sodas - Albertson’s and Walmart

 

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