Spoiler alert: I fell in love with the finished product from this post and it is still hanging in our dining area room. And this is not because I can get a little lazy when it comes to taking decorations down. I'm contemplating spray painting this a bright white and leaving up for the summer as a semi-permanent piece of art!
A positive for this project idea is how cheap the supplies are. I purchased three packs of the perfect shade of neon colored straws at the Dollar Store, for a total of $3. Two packs would have been enough, but I worry about lack of supplies, or messing up along the way, so I tend to buy extra, just in case!
I cut the straws into pieces one night, while watching Dancing With The Stars (much to Jason's chagrin). I didn't use wire to connect the straws, like my inspiration called for, and instead used thin yarn. The yarn didn't have enough weight to make it through the longer straws on it's own, so I ended up attaching a needle and then using a dowel to push the thread through to the other side.
I didn't actually start constructing the triangles until a couple days before the party, which led to some frantic crafting. Each geometric piece took around 45 minutes and since I was making them in a time crunch, each turned out slightly different than the other. Sometimes, done is better than perfect.
A mini photo how-to can be found above, but be sure to check out this fabulous Brit + Co tutorial for the full instructions on how to create these geometric props! Not only did I hang them from our chandelier, I also used them as additional table decor throughout the party. I really do love how they turned out, and don't plan on taking them down any time soon. Heck, I can already see the smallest triangles making it on to my Christmas tree this year.