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Maria Provenzano shows how to add a festive flair to our holiday drinks with adorable DIY Drink Stirrers.
DIY Holiday Drink Stirrers
Level:
Beginner
How-To:
Entertaining, Kids
Seasonal Event:
Christmas

DIY Holiday Drink Stirrers - Home & Family

MATERIALS:

  • Oven-bake polymer clay in Christmas colors
  • Stir sticks
  • Cookie cutters
  • Rolling pin
  • X-acto knife
  • Baking pan
  • Silicone baking sheet or parchment paper
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks or super glue

INSTRUCTIONS:

TO CREATE THE FLAT COOKIE CUTTER DRINK STIRRERS

  1. Roll out the clay onto a non-stick surface.
  2. Press the cookie cutter into the clay and remove. This should leave the excess clay on the work surface and the stirrer top in the cutter.
  3. Remove the clay from the cutter and use an x-acto knife to trim any messy edges. If you are creating the tree version, cut the trunk off.
  4. Insert the end of the stir stick into the bottom edge of the clay while it is still wet then remove.
  5. Repeat steps 1-5 to create as many cookie cutter cut outs as you’d like.
  6. Place the clay on a silicone baking sheet or parchment paper on a baking sheet and bake according to the clay instructions.
  7. Allow the clay stirrer tops to cool after baking.
  8. Insert the stir stick into the pre-made hole, add a dab of glue into the hole before to secure in place. Allow the glue to set and enjoy!

TO CREATE THE CANDY CANE DRINK STIRRERS

  1. Roll out two matching logs of clay in red and white on a non-stick surface.
  2. Twist the two logs together and roll on the work surface with the palm of your hand a little to meld them into one log with a peppermint twist.
  3. Create the hook in the candy cane by bending the top portion of the log.
  4. Trim the ends and flatten them with the palm of your hand or the x-acto knife.
  5. Insert the stir stick into the bottom of the candy cane to create a hole for it then remove it.
  6. Repeat steps 1-5 to create as many candy canes as you’d like.
  7. Place the candy canes on a non-stick baking surface and bake according to the directions.
  8. Allow the candy canes to cool after baking.
  9. Insert the stir stick into the pre-made hole, add a dab of glue into the hole before to secure in place. Allow the glue to set and enjoy!

TO CREATE THE CONE CHRISTMAS TREE STIRRERS

  1. Create the tree and trunk. First roll out the desired color for your tree, roll the clay into a ball then use the palm of your hand with more pressure on the outside of it to roll it into a cone shape. Trim the bottom flat with an x-acto if necessary. Use the same process with a brown color of clay for the trunk but use an x-acto to trim 2/3 of the top off.
  2. Attach the trunk to the tree by pushing them together delicately with some pressure, make sure they stick.
  3. If you want to add some detail, roll out some small balls of clay as ornaments or a small piece of flat white clay to add on as snow. Press into surface of tree to adhere.
  4. Repeat steps 1-3 to create as many trees as you’d like.
  5. Insert the stir stick into the bottom of the trunk to create a hole then remove it.
  6. Place the trees on a non-stick baking sheet, bake according to instructions.
  7. Allow the trees to cool after baking.
  8. Insert the stir stick into the pre-made hole, add glue into hole to secure before placing. Allow the glue to set and enjoy!

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