“Stir It Up For The Holidays” with these DIY festive stir sticks for your next holiday party! You may remember my summer collection of stir sticks, “Stir It Up For Summer“. I still believe that there is nothing better than gathering around with your friends and being greeted with a fun cocktail. I wanted to create a couple of different stir sticks that would go with a variety of holiday themes. These are super simple and quick to make. Not only are they a great addition to your cocktail, but would also make great hostess gifts!
- Wooden Stir Sticks – (Etsy)
- Glue – (Joann’s)
- Miniature Santa Hats – (Hobby Lobby)
- Acrylic Stir Sticks – (Amazon)
- Silver Bells – (Joann’s)
- Wire Snippers
- Drill & 3/16″ Drill Bit
Silver Bell Stir Sticks:
Begin by placing your silver bell in a vice or hold it with your hands and start snipping the center of the hoop on the back of the bell. Make sure you do not cut off too much. You want to make sure your acrylic stir stick fits in the center.
You will then begin drilling your silver bell with your 3/16″ drill bit in reverse.Doing this makes it easier to drill the hole. You will want to use a desktop vice to ensure your bell is secure when drilling; you can also hold it with your hand if you do not own a vice.
Once you have drilled your bell, you will want to insert your acrylic stir stick into your bell.
At this time you will want to gently fold in your metal sides securely to your stir stick.
Santa Hat Stir Sticks:
You will begin by adding a small amount of glue to your mini Santa hat to hold the pom down on one side.
You will want to hold it in place for a few till it dries.
Now you will want to add a small amount of glue to the wooden ball, then add your Santa hat. Make sure to slightly tip the hat to the back to show the wooden ball as it will resemble Santa’s face.
Now you are all set to serve up your favorite cocktail!
Note: You could also add black vinyl to make a Santa face on the wooden stir sticks. Another idea would be to spray paint the silver bells in all different kids of colors.
What are some of your favorite Holiday cocktails?