Oh what fun! These DIY Jingle Bell Drink Stirrers are an adorable way to adorn your drinks this Christmas. An easy project requiring only three materials, your party guests will love dashing through the snow with a festive beverage in hand.
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Holiday beverages are always the most fun. I love the festive colors, the sparkly bubbles, the wintry flavors… And the garnishes! Oh, the garnishes. Sugared cranberries. Sprigs of rosemary. Rims of cinnamon sugar. The possibilities are just endless this time of year!
There’s something kind-of magical about sipping a drink — alcoholic or not — in the “good” glassware with friends and family to celebrate the season.
How do I know this? Because my friends call me the ‘cocktail queen.’ My real name’s Susannah and I blog about cocktails, food recipes, travel and design at Feast + West. I’m delighted Madison is letting me share this cute DIY project with you before the holidays!
Earlier this month, I was in charge of making a favor for a holiday event, and I came up with these merry Jingle Bell Drink Stirrers. You can use them for actually stirring drinks or just for one of those cute garnishes I mentioned. Plus, they jingle of course! They’re super simple to make, too!
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Here’s what you’ll need:
Note: You can use any color or pattern, but I especially love the striped straws because the stirrers end up looking like little North Poles!
Here’s how to make them:
- Cover a work surface with newspaper or use a cookie sheet as your work surface. Plug in and heat up the glue gun. And wash your hands, as you’ll be handling straws that will ultimately go in beverages!
- Work one straw at a time. Place a dot of hot glue inside the opening of one end of a straw.
- Carefully insert a bell and hold in place for 10 seconds. (Note: The metal bells conduct heat, so use work gloves or a rag to protect your fingers from burns.
- Place non-bell-side down in a cup to finish cooling and drying.
- Use as a stirrer in any beverage!
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