I made a Halloween Drinking Straw Wreath 2 years ago and I've been meaning to make a Christmas one ever since. FINALLY I made one the other day. I found some red and aqua straws at Target and couldn't resist. There are 40 in a pack and I bought three packs. I wound up only using 2 though because I mixed in some red and white straws as well.
The straws are secured to a wood circle ring that I painted red. I used hot glue and it works really well because it dries quickly. Here's the backside...
Here's the front. I affixed the red and aqua straws first and then I fit in shorter red and white straws.
Midway through it is pretty enough to be done.
But I wanted to build up some layers. I thought I was done with this, but then the next day I opted for something a bit different in the center.
I added a piece of patterned paper (Allison Kreft) and a giant rhinestone (Glitz). Now it's done!