DIY: Cocktails, Take Two
Image courtesy weddingbee.com
How many times have you heard this sentence: “C’mon, just one drink.” ? And, how many times has that one drink spiraled into a table of empty glasses, clinking together while you laugh hysterically over the pick-up lines from the guy at the bar and then pass out in the booth on your roommates lap? If you’re anything like me, at least once. Much like actual cocktails, it’s hard to stick to just one cocktail-related craft idea – there are several other tasty options in addition to the umbrella ideas we talked about last week. So, put some ice in a glass and check out three ways to DIY your drinkin’.
Parasols: You can make your own drink umbrellas – it’s unbelievably easy, actually. Get a piece of paper. Cut a circle in it, then cut a slice up to the center of the circle. Overlap to create the umbrella shape. Tape in place. Stick a skewer through the center. You can use wrapping paper, construction paper, transparent paper, doilies…if you can cut a circle in it, it’ll work.
Drink Stirrers: This is about as complicated as the parasols: get paper, put stick in middle, glue to another piece of paper. Again, you can cut out shapes and decorate them or you can use postage stamps, sequined craft stars, felt, appliques, chopsticks decorated with rhinestones, stamps on paper, a craft punch to cut out shapes (like an owl!), stickers, ribbons…
Napkins: There are three ways do this: stamps (you can add glitter while the ink is wet too), an easy abstract embroidery, or coasters. The first two are pretty self-explanatory; the third is just going to require using Mod Podge to seal a paper napkin to a square of ceramic then seal again with polyurethane. You can add cork or felt to the bottom too. Now all you gotta do is decide what to fill your glass with.
Howdy! My name is Katy Atchison and I'm an Associate Editor for Broke-Ass Stuart.
I want to take the time to say thank you for supporting independent news media by reading BrokeAssstuart.com. Supporting independent news sources like Broke-Ass Stuart is vital to supporting our community because it amplifies the voices of a wide variety of diverse opinions. You also help support small businesses and local artists by sharing stories from Broke-Ass Stuart.
Because you're one of our supporters, I wanted to send over a pro-tip.
Our bi-weekly newsletter is a great way to get round ups of Broke-Ass Stuart stories, learn about new businesses in The Bay Area, find out about fun local events and be first in line for giveaways.
If you’d like to get our newsletter, signup right here, it takes 5 seconds.