How to Make Fresh Floral Drink Stirrers

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Spruce up your spring and summer cocktails and impress your party guests with drink stirrers adorned with fresh flowers. Created with just a few supplies, these floral stirrers dress up any drink and transform your cocktails into impressive, work-of-art beverages.

Dress up your cocktails with floral drink stirrers.
Dress up your cocktails with floral drink stirrers. (Image: Gillian Ellis)

Things You'll Need:

  • Flowers
  • Floral tape
  • Glue gun
  • Bamboo skewers
  • Gold wire
You only need a handful of items and fresh flowers to create this DIY.
You only need a handful of items and fresh flowers to create this DIY. (Image: Gillian Ellis)

How to Make a Large Flower Stirrer

Attaching a flower with a thick stem, such as a carnation, is the easiest. Simply cut the flower stem almost completely off. Then, push the skewer through the bottom of the flower until it is secure. Make sure you don't push too hard or the skewer will go completely through your flower.

Attaching a flower with a thick stem is the easiest.
Attaching a flower with a thick stem is the easiest. (Image: Gillian Ellis)

How to Make a Thin-Stemmed Flower Stirrer

Attaching flowers with thin stems, such as daisies, are a little trickier. Thin stems are very delicate and, if you are not careful, they will break easily. Cut your flower so that there is half an inch of stem left. Using a glue gun, attach the flower stem to your skewer. Once the glue has dried, gently apply flower tape around the stem and your skewer for extra hold.

Attaching flowers with thin stems can be a bit tricky.
Attaching flowers with thin stems can be a bit tricky. (Image: Gillian Ellis)

How to Make a Stirrer With Two Flowers

Create a stylish floral stirrer by attaching two different types of flowers. Baby's breath is a great complement to many larger flowers. It also does not "shed" it's small petals, which is key if you don't want flowers dropping into your guests cocktails! Cut the stems of your two flowers so they are half an inch long. While holding the two stems firmly in one hand, tape to the skewer.

Attaching two flowers can create a stylish design.
Attaching two flowers can create a stylish design. (Image: Gillian Ellis)

How to Conceal Floral Tape With Wire

Wrap gold wire around the base of the stems to finish off your floral drink stirrers and hide any glue or tape.

Finish your floral stirrers with gold wire.
Finish your floral stirrers with gold wire. (Image: Gillian Ellis)

Enjoy Your Floral Stirrers

Your finished floral stirrers make a fun and stylish addition to any cocktail. Use these three floral designs to represent three different cocktails or simply mix and match.

Your finished floral stirrers make a fun and stylish addition to any cocktail.
Your finished floral stirrers make a fun and stylish addition to any cocktail. (Image: Gillian Ellis)
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