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.
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.
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!