Ok so my last three DIY blogs have been about cupcake toppers, cake pops and cake stands so when my first thought today was to do homemade cakes i realised maybe i need to step away from the cake area because clearly i'm becoming obsessed. So instead i'm writing about how to brighten up my second favourite thing...cocktails! Drink stirrers and straws are great DIY projects because they can range from complicated to very simple and are pretty cheap to make as well but with much effect.
Just a little tip: When looking at drink stirrers remember to consider the type of glass you will be serving the drinks from and what height it will be.
The above picture shows some gorgeous stirrers from the inspired bride which look the most complicated yet are so simple. They use sequined star appliques and BBQ skewers and they do really complement the pink lemonade!
The inspiration for these stirrers (ok not joking i wrote cake stirrers then had to delete it, what's wrong with me?!) are the fireworks from 4th of July however these would work in any colour scheme and would look great in a winter wedding. The hostess blog shows you how they can be made.
I love seeing weddings with these kind of straws, they just look so cute but this tutorial at so you're engayged is really cute because it shows a simple way to make it personal as well.
These are so cute and so easy to make. You could have them in such a wide range of colours and could even put your initials in the middle or add a sticker or something. Nata and Jess give you the full lowdown on how to make them.
So purty! These are also really really super easy and i love the idea of putting each guests initials on the drinks so that they can locate them. This can be found at project wedding.
Another something to be found at project wedding and this tutorial includes a cute template to download with phrases such as 'drink up' and 'secret family recipe'. Isnt that adorable?
I have to wonder how many wedding projects are inspired by Martha Stewart? I have 6 stirrer and straw ideas from Martha to deliver to you right now. This first tutorial would be great for a festive drink but i think it looks great with a summer drink as well.
These butterfly straws, also by Martha, are such a great touch for a butterfly/ garden themed wedding. The tutorial includes a butterfly template which you could use in different ways as well, such as attached to a paper lantern.
This Martha tutorial using cupcake liners is probably the most complicated tutorial i've posted and i'm sure its really easy, i am just allergic to craft. Any effort though is well worth it because these are stunning.
Martha tutorial includes an illustrated template however i really think you could use the tutorial to make these in any pattern you wish to suit your scheme. Again really easy but really effective.
Pom poms are such a popular wedding trend and when i see mini pom poms i think they are sooo cute! These Martha stirrers would look so adorable in a range of colours.
Bored of Martha yet? Well this is the last tutorial from that know all lady. These fringed drink stirrers are really simple to do and are part of a feature for fringed wedding details so well worth looking at as part of a theme!
I love these paper flags. They are very cool and so simple. When something is this easy it doesnt even need to be a wedding project, it can be done for a dinner party! This was found at The Yuppie lifestyle.
and here are some super simple but super cute drink stirrers for you to be inspired by: