Last year, my favorite Christmas stocking gift (besides the candy) was a set of stainless steel drinking straws. I'm a committed straw user, and I love that I can simply wash these and use them indefinitely...plus the experience of drinking a cold beverage though a chilled, heavy straw is...I dunno, pleasant.
Many of my straw-hating friends and family even took to them, prefering the experience over the sensation of thin plastic in their mouths, so I looked into buying some more...and they're like $7.00 a piece.
So, I was quite excited to see this DIY version,created by Rachel Tayse of Hounds in the Kitchen, who, I just learned, is my neighbor. (Let's hang out!)
They opted for a mail-order 5/16" stainless steel tubing in a 6' length, but a better option would be the stainless tubes from the hobby shop or hardware store, which is less expensive as it comes in shorter lengths, and is cheaper to produce and ship. Certainly less than $7.00 a straw.
There's plenty of time to whip these up for gifts, so hop to it!
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