DIY Drink Stirs by DIY Bloggista Andrea, My Fave Mini Flag, Bunting and Pennant Stickers, And Bambino.

Happy Tuesday afterneeeevening, peeps!  By the way, is it “drink stirs” or “drink stirrers?”  Anyway, good news: one of our lovely DIY contributors Andrea of Gray Harper Event Maker is back today with something we’ve been craving; a super adorbs, SUPER EFFING EASY AS CAKE, DIY project for your wedding or engagement party or baby shower or whatever event at which you plan to hand people drinks and want them to look like more than just *drinks*.  That’s what makes a party a PAR-TAY, as we all know.  And I’m extra bits of excited, because even iiiiiii can do this one on the first try.  Which is important to me since I HATE practicing.

For the extra pizazz part of this project, you’ll want to get a hold of some pennant stickers.  Andrea used those adorable kraft brown pennant stickers from Olive Manna that you’ll see featured in this post.  Of course, there are lots of options out there as far as stickers go!  So feel free to get creative.  For example, these bunting stickers and pennant stickers below from Little Ink are some faves of mine.  But if you wanna try this out immediately and don’t have no stinkin’ time for shipping, you can experiment with Avery brand mailing labels from the office!  (Note: TKB does not condone stealing from the office supply closet.  Ehhem.  What you do on your own time is your call. :)

Ok, TO THE DIY WE GO!  Take it away, Andrea!

Andrea here!  So, you wanna add a little tactile fun to your drinks with these cute and easy toppers?!  Great!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  1. bamboo sticks
  2. felt craft balls
  3. Cotton thread
  4. Pennant Stickers (like Alison said, we got ours from Olive Manna but any will do)
  5. Scissors
  6. Glue Gun + sticks (obvi’s!)


1. Heat that glue gun up and dab a dot of glue on the flat end of a bamboo stick.

2. Attach a felt ball to it, hold it there for a few seconds to let the glue dry and set.

3. Take a pre-cut piece of the cotton thread (about 10in long), and tie it to the base of the stick and the ball.

4. Begin wrapping the thread around the ball, overlapping and crossing the thread over itself.

5. Tie off the thread at the base of the ball again, and cut any excess.

6. Wrap the sticker around the stick, and don’t forget to write a message first!

Alison again!  I don’t wanna let my puppeh lovers down… here’s another installment of:

“A Day in the Life of Bambino McPuppypants”

… if you think I’m weird, you’re a smart one.

Aright so let’s talk.  Here are some topics that intrigue me, for a little chit chat in the comments:

1) Do you like the idea of adding some cute to your drinks?

2) What do you think of Andrea’s DIY drink stirs, you guys?  Something a little bit different from your typical stirrer is always a fun jaunt, doncha think?!

3) What are your wedding colors?  And what color string do you think would look best on these babies?

xoxo!  - Alison

Gray Harper Event Maker is member of TKB’s Vendor Love. You can explore more of Gray Harper Event Maker in our guide!

{all images by Izzy Hudgins Photography}

Label(s): Mr. McPuppyPants, Multi, Pink, Red, The Bloggistas, {DIY + Freebies}

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  1. Kate Skogen, JetKat Photo on May 15, 2012

    super cute pup and great project. I love the flags and the stir sticks are fun, too! I made some for my son’s birthday cupcakes! your banner is my fave!

  2. Jessica on May 15, 2012

    I dig it. I do.

  3. Jenna @ Little Bit Heart on May 15, 2012

    OMG they’re like mini little yarn balls (I’m still obsessed with that idea, need to get on it)!!! So cute, awesome DIY idea! Drinks taste better with stirrers :)

  4. Loe on May 15, 2012

    This is super cute! I think I’m gonna have to gather me some supplies! My colors are slightly modified CMYK and im using Kraft brown as a base so that’d be the perfect string color.

  5. Wedding Flowers Co. on May 16, 2012

    thanks for the tutorial very helpful!

  6. Lena on May 16, 2012

    How did I not know there were such things as pennant stickers? Facepalm.

  7. Vivien on May 21, 2012

    Thanks for that great tutorial! Love this blog!

  8. Andrea Harper on May 21, 2012

    Glad you all like the DIY! Happy Planning!

  9. Beautiful Moments Photography on December 8, 2012

    Oh these are too cute! Thanks for the tips :)

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