If you plan to throw a Halloween party or a festive get together this month, why not give guests something sparkly to stir their potions! Spooky mocktails & ghoulish cocktails all look a bit more festive with a Pumpkin Swizzle Stick for garnish.
Here's what you need to make DIY Pumpkin Swizzle Sticks...
Multi-Purpose Adhesive Spray
1 – 3/16×36″ Wooden Dowel cut into 6″ pieces
6 – 20mm Wooden Round Beads
Hot glue gun
Green 22 gauge Cloth Stem Wire
Chunky orange glitter
Step 1: Make 6 pumpkin "vines" by wrapping cloth stem wire around a dowel to create curls. Cut and set aside.
Step 2: Coat wooden beads evenly with spray adhesive before rolling in a small bowl of orange glitter. After beads have dried, shake off excess glitter. Note: beads may shed a bit of glitter with use
Step 3: One by one, apply a small amount of hot glue to each wooden dowel about ¾" from the top. Insert dowel into wooden bead so that a small amount of "stem" pokes out the top.
Step 4: Apply a small amount of hot glue to the top of the pumpkin and attach a "vine". Allow to dry completely before using to garnish cocktails.
photos by Marisa Mangum & Leah Bergman
these are darling but does the glitter slough off into the drink?
Hi Kelsey, I just recommend shaking off the majority of the excess glitter and you should be fine. During my shoot, not one piece of glitter got into the cocktail but they do shed a little. If you are worried about it you could always glaze them with clear Mod Podge before using!
Holy cow, those are cute!!!! I love the curly little vine
So brilliant! Cannot wait to try these 🙂
Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe says
Holy cuteness! I wish I was as crafty as you, Leah!
Yay!!! So cute, Leah!
Just thought about a Halloween Brunch with friends: those are definitely on my list! So cute!
Tammy Thiele says
These are absolutely adorable! Love the little stem!
These are gorgeous!!! I love how dainty they are!