Thursday, November 19, 2009

Seriously Easy DIY

The last DIY I attempted, while successful, was also not as easy as I originally thought and I was honestly beginning to think I might be a little craft-challenged...Oh the shame, what would Martha say?

This minor but cute project gave me my confidence back and it's super easy, I swear! So without further ado, I present Miss Trail Mix's (aka borrowed-from-Mrs-Taffy)...Drink stirrers. A minor detail no doubt but it will be a (hopefully) cute touch!

I made my way to our beloved Michael's  and picked up 2 rolls of grosgrain ribbon (blue and yellow, duh) some double-sided tape and some very thin, 24" sticks of basalm wood that I simply eyeballed when cutting into 3 pieces using a scissor.

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I then cut a piece of ribbon about 3 inches long, stuck a piece of double-sided tape shorter than the ribbon on it, then wrapped it around the wood piece.  The best part is, it totally didn't  matter if my ribbon didn't match-up evenly because then I just cut a little notch in the ribbon to replicate a flag.

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Badda-bing, badda boom, all done.  So simple and so sweet.

I easily whipped out about 15 of these in 20 minutes, so I think making about 100-150 shouldn't be too difficult a task.  I think they'll be a fun garnish in guest's drinks during the cocktail hour, don't you?

Alright, I will confess that the second half of this project was a big FAIL.  I bought a package of smaller sticks first, thinking they would work as well but alas, they are too short and simply fall into the drink.  And on top of that, I also bought a silver and gold pen, thinking I would personalize the drink flags even more by adding our wedding date.  This was a bad idea.  The ink bled a bit, it was hard to read and my handwriting isn't the greatest.  Good thing I only wrote it on a few.

Yeah, those are ugly.  Shame-face.

But I'm very excited about the tall ones, I love the way they look all together...

Got a rediculously easy DIY project?? Share, I'm all ears!


  1. Seems easy...very cute. I keep going back and forth on whether or not I want some type of drink stirrers at the wedding. I don't think I'm going to put the effort into it. :)