Author: Elsie Larson,D.I.Y. Project,

10 ways to make a cocktail stick www.abeautifulmess.comIt's no secret that we love a good cocktail around here! Here are ten super simple and fun sticks that you can make to decorate your fancy drinks. Make a bunch and keep them on hand for your next party!10 ways to make a cocktail stick 1 www.abeautifulmess.com1. Make a mini chalkboard! This teeny bubble chalkboard is inspired by a big one that Rachel used to make for our store. Simply use a long wood skewer, balsa wood cut into a bubble shape, black acrylic paint and craft glue to assemble them. Instead of chalk, use a white colored pencil to write something cute for your guests!10 ways to make a cocktail stick 2 www.abeautifulmess.com2. Make fringe flags! Use a small amount of craft glue on the top of your stick to attach a piece of tissue. After it is dry, use scissors to fringe the flag. These are so pretty and festive... plus it's super easy to match the colors to your event!10 ways to make a cocktail stick 3 www.abeautifulmess.com3. Use crafty pom poms at the top of wood skewers (with a tiny dot of glue!) to create these silly cocktail sticks. These are perfect for a girly sleepover party, no?10 ways to make a cocktail stick 4 www.abeautifulmess.com4. Similarly to the tissue flags above, use a little craft glue to adhere a longer piece of crepe paper streamer to the stick. Use scissors to cut a fringe. Leave the streamer a bit longer for a fun look!10 ways to make a cocktail stick 5 www.abeautifulmess.com5. Attach a faux flower to the top of a wood skewer. Use a little washi tape to secure it and add a bit more color. These are perfect for a summer party!10 ways to make a cocktail stick 6 www.abeautifulmess.com6. Use embroidery thread to wrap extra long toothpicks for a festive and pretty olive garnish, resembling a friendship bracelet!10 ways to make a cocktail stick 7 www.abeautifulmess.com7. Make something sparkly! Embellish a skewer with gold tinsel from a party store for an extra fancy champagne toast!10 ways to make a cocktail stick 8 www.abeautifulmess.com8. Using a little craft glue, double a piece of metallic ribbon around the top of a skewer. After it is dry, cut a triangle from the center of the ribbon to give it a cute finish!10 ways to make a cocktail stick 9 www.abeautifulmess.com9. Use super glue to attach three crystals to the top of a wood skewer. They're adorable, reusable and quirky!10 ways to make a cocktail stick 10 www.abeautifulmess.com10. Last, but not least, go simple by tying colorful ribbon to the top of a stick. These are perfect for almost any party, just choose ribbon that fits the colors of your event! 

I hope you've picked up a few ideas for fun cocktail sticks! I recommend using long wooden skewers to make your sticks and trimming them to size with scissors after you've chosen your glassware. :) 

Getting excited for the weekend! xo. Elsie 


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