{Tutorial} Sparkly Stir Sticks made with American Crafts Glitter

*This post uses and is sponsored by American Crafts

Glitter Stir Sticks for a mixed drink. Customize for holidays or to know who's drink is whos.

One of my favorite parts of summer is all the fun and festive drinks. But most of those drinks are “mixes”. Meaning it is a whole bunch of different flavors put into one. So it’s important to either get it mixed really well, or provide a stir stick with the drink so that everyone can stir their drink periodically while sipping away. At our Early Father’s Day dinner, we had both a yummy slush and dirty Dr Pepper (because it’s amazing and there’s a recipe coming soon!) Both drinks would require a little stirring. So I decided to make cute and festive stir sticks using my new glitter supplies from American Crafts. Because who doesn’t want a little extra sparkle in their life?!

 Glitter Stir Sticks for a mixed drink. Customize for holidays or to know who's drink is whos.

I started with cutting a 48 inch dowel into 12 inch sections. It was perfect for our family of 4. I then sanded down the cut edges to eliminate any splinters getting into the drinks.

Then I used my This to That adhesive and wrapped it around the top of the dowel. I used a 1 inch thick adhesive, because that’s how much glitter I wanted at the top.

Glitter Stir Sticks for a mixed drink. Customize for holidays or to know who's drink is whos.

Dip the adhesive end of the dowel into the tub of glittery goodness! I used the extra fine glitter and love how it looks.

Glitter Stir Sticks for a mixed drink. Customize for holidays or to know who's drink is whos.

I quickly took the dowel outside (carefully) and then blew off the excess glitter into the grass. That extra fine glitter can be tough to clean up, because of how fine it is.

Once all the stickers were covered in glitter, I used a clear gloss spray to seal the glitter in place. I only used it right at the top to leave the other wood untouched.

Glitter Stir Sticks for a mixed drink. Customize for holidays or to know who's drink is whos.

For the flag stick, I used my glitter tape and just wrapped it around the top and secured in place. Then I trimmed the edge into the flag shape.

Glitter Stir Sticks for a mixed drink. Customize for holidays or to know who's drink is whos.

They sit on the table in this fun blue jar, ready to be used in our next mixed drink. They also make it really easy to know who’s drink is who’s when you have a big party!

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Comments

  1. These are so cute and look very easy to make! They’d be perfect for 4th of July and you could even change the glitter color for the different seasons. Thanks for sharing!

  2. those are so fun and festive, love this idea!

  3. How fun – great idea!

  4. They’re so cute! I love glitter on everything!

  5. These are so cute!! Maybe something this non crafty mom could attempt!!

  6. Such good (and quick!) ideas! Pinning!

  7. Ohhh I love it!! So fun!

  8. These are fun Vanessa! And you could make them for any holiday/occasion. Cute!

  9. Those are so cute! I can totally see myself doing this for the next party I am doing!

  10. Simple and absolutely adorable! Great idea!

  11. These are so cute and incredibly simple!

    Danielle at Framed Frosting

  12. I love the glitter! They look so cool!

  13. Stinkin’ cute, Vanessa! and they just look so quick & easy!

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