Attendees to the 2022 Show and Sale were issued a creative challenge. Take any lid or cap, creative something using it, and bring it to the 2023 Show for display. Those who accepted the challenge were entered in The People’s Choice Award and won free entry to the Sale. In 2023 more than a dozen entries were received!
2023 People's Choice Award Winner
the aSTRAWnomy tower
Using straws decorated with gold stars a scientific room of epic proportions was created. Look carefully, straws and stars are absolutely everywhere. As a bonus, even the title includes a straw pun!
2023 Creative Stirrings creations
British Beach HouseA bungalow built of brightly colored straws, a lounge chair, a wood floor, and even a drink umbrella, there are straws and other drink accessories everywhere.
A cabin made of straws and furnished with chairs made from straws, this is a perfect "away in the woods" getaway.
Ferris Wheel FantasyNot only is the entire midway ride build from straws, but it lights up and goes round! A truly amazing feet of engineering from The People's Choice Award 2022 winner!
Look closely. Believe it or not, every flower, every stem, every leaf, is made from straws. This creation is such a fooler people kept asking why a non-straw item was displayed with the straw projects.
Look closely! Every piece of this bedroom set includes straws -- from the bedframe to the drawer pulls.
Fancy DessetsThis tiered tray is made from straws, but that's not all! So are the muffins and cupcakes. What a delectable way to create something with straws.
A beautiful, tiny landscape painting artfully displayed with drink stirs. This is modern piece of art perfect for any 1:12 room.
Straw Sushi Dinner
The pieces of sushi are made from a tiny drink straw with additional straw piece cut up for rice and wraps.
Al Fresco Dining
This entire picnic table set is made from straw and the umbrella is a drink stir. The drink containers are also made from straws and even have straw in them!
A bend straw has been used to create the perfect outdoor shower.
Shine a Light
The base of this lamp is made from straws! The inside supports for the shade are also straws.
Bird FeederA clear straw, a toothpick, and a jewelry finding have been put together to create the perfect backyard bird feeder.
Different size straws have been painted black and used to construct the perfect home telescope for sky viewing.
Bonsai TreehouseDrink stirs and straws have been used to construct this fabulous treehouse. The treehouse is perfectly situated in and around a bonsai tree. This is truly a mini-hideaway masterpiece.