So colourful, recycled drinking straws look ace in a group. They look dumb discarded on the ground and, even dumber, they do enormous damage in our river and ocean systems.
I pick drinking straws up wherever I see them, wash them in VERY hot water with vinegar (a natural disinfectant) and box them up to re-sell to early childhood centres. There's thousands of them hanging around doing nothing!
But, check this 500% groovy hanging light shade made from discarded drinking straws. Isn't it gorgeous!
Instructions to make this piece of magical-fun-chandelier are over at Addicted 2 Decorating.