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Stir It Up for Summer – DIY Stir Sticks

“Stir Up” some summer fun with these custom stir sticks for your next summer party! There’s nothing better than going to a summer party and be served with an amazing drink. I wanted to create a collection of three completely unique stir sticks that would not only be fun but make a conversational piece. The best part is that you can turn these into party gifts.

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The first Collection is “Coconuts” for some reason these reminded me of being on the beach in Puerto Rico sipping on Pina Coladas!

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 SUPPLIES:

  • Round Burlap Bead – (Joann’s)
  • Wooden Round Beads – (Joann’s)
  • Acrylic Stir Sticks – (Amazon)
  • Acrylic Paint – (Micahels)
  • Painters Tape
  • Paint Brush
  • Drill & 5/32 Drill Bit

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INSTRUCTIONS:

Begin by drilling your burlap bead with a 5/32 drill bit. You will want to use a desktop vise to ensure your bead is secure when drilling.

Once you have drilled your bead you will want to insert your bead onto your acrylic stir stick.

Then you will want to paint your wooden bead the color of your choice or you could leave them nautral. I painted mine because I wanted a bright fun feel to these. You could also paint a small design. I painted the beads with 3 coats to achive the color I was looking for.

Once dry you can insert them onto your acrylic stir stick.

That’s it! Not only are they easy to make and lots of fun but I could have made a hundred of these! The possibilities are endless!


The second Collection is “Hibiscus” these reminded me of the Native Hawaiian flower. These are the perfect shade of coral.

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 SUPPLIES:

  • Coral Flower Bead – (Joann’s)
  • Gold wire – (Joann’s)
  • Acrylic Stir Sticks – (Amazon)
  • Wire Cutters
  • Jewlery needlenose pliers

INSTRUCTIONS:

Begin by stringing your floral bead with the gold wire and start to wind it around the top part of your acrylic stir stick.

Then you will want to make sure your flower is flat on your acrylic stir stick and continue to wrap it on the bottom of the flower to your acrylic stir stick.

Once you have wound it around as many times as you desire you will want to use your wire cutters to cut the rest of the gold wire.

At this point you will use your needlenose pliers to curl under the ends of the wire to ensure they are not sharp.

Now you are ready to serve your next drink in style!


The third collection is “Frisbees” the bright fun colors reminded me of playing frisbee on the beach in Florida with my BFF’s.

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SUPPLIES:

INSTRUCTIONS:

Begin by gluing your acrylic disks to your acrylic stir sticks. You will want to apply a small amount of pressure for a few seconds to hold it in place and then you will want to wait till they are dry.

While your beads are drying you can begin by cutting your vinyl designs. Once cut you can attach them right onto your acrylic disk.

At this point you are all set. Just imagine you can have letters and or specific designs around your event.


I also decided to gift these to some of our friends so I created the stir stick boxes you see below. I used white jewelry boxes (You can find these at any craft store) and embellished them with some vinyl palms leaves! You could also paint them or add a cool hemp ribbon for fun.

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  • White Jewelry Boxes – (Joann’s)
  • Vinyl – (Joann’s)
  • Transfer Paper – (Joann’s)
  • Acrylic Stir Sticks – (Amazon)
  • Scissors
  • Silhouette Vinyl Tools
  • Ribbon or Rope
  • Silhouette – (Any Designs or text of choice)
  • Silhouette – Files #186901 & #131825

INSTRUCTIONS for PALM GIFT BOX:

Begin by downloading your palm files and send them to cut on your Silhouette. You may use any design of your choice. We wanted to keep to our summer theme.

Once you have your vinyl designs cut and ready to go you will prep them and place them on your box.

It’s that simple. Then you can add your ribbon or rope and your ready to gift these to all your friends and neighbors.


Now you are ready to serve your next drink in style! These are by far one of the coolest DIY collections we have made. We hope you have enjoyed these as much as we have enjoyed sharing them with you! I would love to see some of your creations.

Which is your favorite collection?

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