These handmade Christmas Drink Stirrers bring so much cheer to your holiday drink, whether it’s a cocktail or even hot chocolate.
It’s no secret that I love a good craft (and a good cocktail), especially around the holidays. I’ll glitter just about anything, and customize a napkin all day long, even making these handmade Christmas drink stirrers, I get so much pleasure out of the craft itself.
I got the idea of these stirrers from a fellow blogger, Michael over at Inspired By Charm. I thought they’re so cute that I had to make them and share the easy how to with all of you. I’m going to bundle a few up and give as little Christmas gifts to friends, and of course keep some for us here at the 1820.
The craft couldn’t be easier, and takes as long or as little time as you wish. When I started looking for the mini bottle brush trees, I decided to expand the mini inventory and go for some snowmen to add to the top of the wooden stirrer as well. This craft works well with whatever mini item you’d like to use. The trees work well because there’s no front or back; it’s just all the way around. But, don’t feel like you need to limit yourself. I found that the best wooden stirrers to glue the mini’s on are these, because the top can easily be sanded flat and the ornament can be glued a flat surface.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Here’s the deal: take the wooden stirrer, turn it so the ball end faces the sand paper, and move back and forth to smooth out the surface of the stirrer.
Heat up the hot glue gun so the glue is dripping and pliable.
Apply a drop of glue to the flat surface of the stirrer, then affix the mini topper. Hold in place for one minute, then you’re good to go. A dozen of these can be cranked out within a couple minutes.
These Christmas drink stirrers look just as cute with a Santa mug, as they do with a vintage high ball glass. Tie a few stirrers together with a pretty ribbon and they’re ready for the lucky recipient to display on their own bar cart. They make great gifts, and are also nice to keep for yourself as well.
Christmas crafts are just as fun to create in an afternoon outside, as they are sitting indoors and brainstorming your next creative mood. Both have their virtues.
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