DIY Wednesday: Beet Dyed Drink Stirrers
Posted by Kate. Filed under DIY Wednesday, Do It Yourself, Reception

By: Brittni Mehlhoff of Paper & Stitch

Add a minimal, mod touch to those delicious wedding cocktails with a quick and easy drink stirrer project! Personalize the colors and shapes to your liking and even add your initials or wedding date for an extra special touch. They’re completely food safe, since the sticks are dyed using beet juice, and only take a few minutes to make.

Materials: decorative paper or wallpaper scraps • 1 inch circle hole punch • wood kabob skewers • beet juice • scissors • craft glue

Step One. Start by pouring beet juice into a large, flat container. You can buy a bottle of beet juice (or a can of beets) at the any grocery store or make your own by boiling a few beets, just as you would if you were going to pickle them.

Step Two. Cut down wooden skewers to size and drop into beet juice. Depending on how tall the glasses you’ll be using are, you will want them to peek out from the top of the glass 3-4 inches.

Step Three. Remove skewers from beet juice and let them air dry.  NOTE: The longer you keep the skewers in the juice, the richer the color will be.

Step Four. Begin cutting circles from decorative paper with a hole punch. Each drink stirrer will require 4 circles. Two for the front and two for the back.

Step Five. Glue paper circles to skewers, one at a time, spacing circles about a half inch apart. Flip over and glue circles to the back as well. Let dry.

Add a cool cocktail and you’re ready for a dazzling night of drinks and dancing!

Photos & Project by Brittni Mehlhoff

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