Make Your Own Drink Stir Sticks

make your own drink stir sticks

As I always say, it’s the tiny little details that people notice most when a party is creatively designed. In my own creative process I always start out by seeing the big picture first, and once that’s established I start looking at places where I can “guild the lily” so to speak, and add little details.

I’ve worked on a couple of projects {shabby chic shower and tea party shower} recently where I decided cute adorned stir sticks were a must-have item to dress up drinks. This of course led to today’s post – ideas for making your own DIY stir sticks.

DIY stir sticks

I started thinking about all the tiny craft supplies I have in my studio, and how easy it would be to attach them to a stir stick to create a party accessory for every theme!

All you need is:

  • a pack of wooden drink stirrers
  • some Glue Dots
  • an array of items to attach, like scrapbook embellishments
  • buttons
  • gem stones
  • Scrabble tiles
  • fabric or paper flowers
  • tiny magnets, & more.

DIY stir sticks

  • I even made tiny “bow ties” for fancier affairs, weddings, or an Oscars viewing party.
  • You can use anything that coordinates with your theme, color scheme, or style of design.

DIY stir sticks

  • I even like the look of this eclectic mix all used together at a single party. It’s kind of like the Monopoly game pieces where each guest gets to choose a stirrer based on their personality.

DIY stir sticks

How do you like the idea of making your own custom stir sticks? It only takes a few minutes and it looks absolutely adorable.


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About Chris

Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and has contributed to, SheKnows, and countless other websites. Most recently she was featured in Celebrate magazine, and her work has been published in Woman's World, Ocala Style, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.


  1. I’m all about the tiny details too! Such a great idea.

  2. Great idea, Chris! Love them….especially the scrabble letter one!

  3. Cute ideas! I just made some stirrers for my daughter’s upcoming ballet party. :) I’ll have to share pictures with you after the party. 😉

  4. Like it a lot and like the idea of using them all in one ocasion for each guest choose its own.

  5. Darling! Loving that bow tie.


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