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10 DIY Life Hacks With Drinking Straws! Easy Crafts And DIY Projects Everyone Should Try!

10 DIY Life Hacks With Drinking Straws! Easy Crafts And DIY Projects Everyone Should Try!


*Music playing* Wengie: This is a very, twisty chair! Wengie: Hey guys, it’s Wengie, and, Mia hug! (Noise) Wengie: So, today, we are doing DIYs, and, life hacks with straws; these are so, super fun! Wengie: And, right now, I’m running a Mac-Book Air giveaway, if you guys want to enter, all you need to do is, join this wonderful family here, and, also, subscribe to my second channel, ReactiCorns, which is linked down below, and, this week, we have another like challenge, right here, we give you three seconds to go, find that like button, and, click it, Mia’s gonna count, 3,2,1; have you done it? Awesome! Wengie: Now, let’s get straight into the video, let’s go! *Music playing* Wengie: You can make your own, cute coaster with just a few straws, some baking paper, and, an iron! Wengie: Just take a few colours, you like, obviously, I had to pick pink, blue, and, purple! Wengie: Cut small pieces of these in a glass, until it’s about one-third full! *Music playing* Wengie: Give this, a good mix, when you’re ready, lay out your baking paper on a flat surface, and, fold it in half, pour your straw pieces on one side of the baking paper, and, roughly, arrange into a circle. next, put the other half of the baking paper on top, so, it doesn’t stick to anything, when you melt it with your iron. turn your iron on the maximum setting, and, press firmly on your straws, after a few seconds, they should all be stuck together, wait for it to cool, and, just peel off your baking paper, now, just trace around anything, round, and, cut out your cute, coaster, and, you’re done! *Music playing* Wengie: You can make any colour, you want, or any shape , so, this was fun to experiment, these were bright, and, colourful, and, help, protect your table from bumps, and, scratches! *Music playing* Wengie: I love limes with, pretty, much everything, and, I’m not exaggerating, when I have leftovers, I’m gonna make sure, to store them properly, so, they’re good for the next time, I use them, putting them in a zip-lock bag is great, but, there’s still air, trapped inside the bag, which make your food go off, so, instead, take a straw, and, pop in your zip-lock bag, and, seal the rest of it, so, only the straw fits through the opening, then, suck out much air as you can, and it should create a vaccum seal around your food, the tricky part, is taking the straw out, and, sealing the remaining gap in the bag, but you should be fine, as long as you’re quick, so, now, you can DIY vaccum seal, your own freezer bag, with just a straw, and, keep your food, fresher for longer! *Music playing* Wengie: Necklaces love to get tangled, no matter how carefully, I store them, like, even if I don’t move them much, they still find a way to get caught around each other! Wengie: But, you can prevent all this frustration with a simple straw, or, several straws, if you carry around a few necklaces at a time, just, pop your necklace, straight through the straw, and then, connect the end together, and, you’re done! *Music playing* Wengie: The straw keeps the necklace straight, and, free from tangles, and, you can cut your straw shorter, to work with bracelets, or, chokers! *Music playing* Wengie: So apparently, you can make a square bubble, by using straws, and, pipe cleaners, I was a bit skeptical about this, because I’ve never seen a square bubble, but, I thought, I’d give it a shot! Wengie: Just, take six straws, and, six pipe cleaners, and, cut them in half, so, you have twelve of each, the straws should be slightly, shorter than the pipe cleaners! *Music playing* Wengie: Next, fold three pipe cleaners, into this chicken-foot looking thing, by bending the ends together, I repeat this, so, you have four chicken feet! *Music playing* Wengie: Now, slide a straw through each pipe cleaner! Wengie: Next, connect the pipe cleaners to each other, by folding the ends together, and, you should end up with this straw cube! *Music playing* Wengie: Now, to make your bubble solution, add a quarter cup of dish washing liquid, to five litres of water, and, two tablespoons of glycerin, now, just, dip your straw cube in the bubble solution, and, when you lift it out, you should have a square bubble! Wengie: Umm, okay, maybe, it’s not that easy, honestly, guys, this took me a few goes, but, eventually, I managed to make a square bubble, and, it was pretty, cool, a tip, is to do it really, quickly, and, that’s how I got it, I’ve never seen a square bubble before, and, definitely, didn’t know I could make my own with straws! *Music playing* Wengie: You can make simple wristbands with a straw, and, a pencil sharpener, just sharpen your straw, and, you’ll create this spiral shape, all the way down, this was so satisfying to do, I wanted to keep, making more, when you’re done, you’ll have something, like this, next, all you need, is twist the ends of your straw together, and, it’ll hold into place, and, that’s it! *Music playing* Wengie: You can use a few, different colours on one wrist, and, obviously, I made myself, a unicorn-coloured set as well, which looked super, cool! *Music playing* Wengie: Or, you can even, make it into a game, Mia also, thought, it was super, cute too, right, Mia! *Music playing* Wengie: You can make small, travel-sized pouches with a straw, some pliers, and, a lighter! Wengie: These are great if you’re travelling light, and, only, been spending, one or, two nights, away from home, you can put things, like moisturizer, toothpaste, shampoo, and, conditioner in these, here is, how to make them! Wengie: Just, cut a straw down, the size of a pouch, you roughly, want, take your pliers, squeeze down on one, at the end of the straw, leaving a few millimetres of straw, facing out, use the lighter to melt the end of the straw, and, it’ll stick together, once cooled down, now, just, take something, like moisturiser, and, pump it until you’re happy, and, repeat the same step on the other end of the pouch, completely sealed! *Music playing* Wengie: You should take along on a small pair of scissors with you, to open it when you’re ready to use it, and then, you can, just throw it away afterwards! *Music playing* Wengie: It seems annoying when I leave my drink inside, and, come back to find out, that it’s been overtaken by bugs, and, flies, shoo, go away, my drink! *Music playing* Wengie: If you don’t have a cup with a lid, you can make your own, using a straw, and, muffin liner, just, press your muffin liner, right on the top of your top opening, and, even if the bake is too, small, you can make it larger by slowly, slightly, sliding it onto your cup, you can feel a satisfying pop, when it goes into place, next, make a small hole for your straw, right in the middle, and, pop your straw in, and, you’re done, the muffin liner feels, pretty secure, and, you can always use a rubber band to make sure, it doesn’t get blew away on a windy day, now, those pesky bugs, won’t be sharing your drink anymore! *Music playing* Wengie: I love fresh, flowers around the house, they smell great, and, can also, help, brighten up your office, or, study area, but, if your flowers are getting a little, old, or, you somehow, damaged the stem, you may not be able to stand them upright, and, they start to look a little, sad, so, next time, try, popping the stem through a straw, to help, give it some, extra support, use a regular straw for a thin straw, and, something, like a boba straw, for a thicker stem, the straw is living in the vase, the straw still, allows nutrients to get into the flower, and, you’ll be able to enjoy your flowers for a little, longer! *Music playing* Wengie: I used to love whistling as a kid, you can, actually, turn a straw into a little whistle, just by cutting it shorter, and then, making two, diagonal cuts on one end of the straw, so, it forms a V, then, just, carefully, push the air through the straw like a whistle, carefully, though, it can get sharp, and, painful, you can, also, make the straw shorter, and then, the noise may change to a higher pitch! *Music playing* Wengie: It was so easy to make, and, will, most, likely, drive your siblings, or parents, a bit crazy! *Music playing* Wengie: You can make a super, cute hair-tie, by using some straws, a tea-light, and, an elastic band, just, hold the end of the straw, over a tea-light, and, wait for it to start, melting, if you do it right, it will, slowly, melt upwards, and, forwards to form a circular band, dip it in some water to stop the melting process, and then, use some nail scissors to cut away the excess straw, now, you should have something, like this, now, you need to make a lot of these, so, just take your time, and, take some music on while you DIY, kinda like DIY meditation, guys! *Music playing* Wengie: When you’re finished, just thread through all of these on an elastic band, and then, tie it up, and, cut up the loose string! *Music playing* Wengie: This hair-tie looks super, cute, and, it’s so colourful, it’ll definitely add a pop to your hair! *Music playing* Wengie: But, I don’t think, Mia likes it very, much, but, it totally, added a pop of colour to her racoon tail, hehe! (Silence) Wengie: I hope you guys enjoyed all the DIYs, and, life hacks in the video, let me know which one is your favourite down below, and, let’s have a look, on what happened on ReactiCorns, this week! Max: Life of a tired tiger, it’s a very, touching moment! Wengie: It was, but not, enough for him, of course, it’s easier to rest, so, he’s not tired, all over! Max: It’s got like, the rest of the body, I don’t even know what it is! Wengie: And, a huge shout-out to my #notificationsquad member of the week, and, my #wengiecorn of the week, if you guys want to find out how to get a shout-out, don’t forget to check the description box down below, the instructions are right there, and, during the week, if you guys want to check out what I do, follow me on social media, hopefully, Snapchat, I want to see you guys there, I’m gonna miss you guys very, much, but, don’t worry guys, I’ll be back with another video, next week, bye!


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