10 Ways To Make A Cocktail Stick

10 ways to make a cocktail stick www.abeautifulmess.comIt's no secret that we love a good cocktail around here! Here are ten super simple and fun sticks that you can make to decorate your fancy drinks. Make a bunch and keep them on hand for your next party!10 ways to make a cocktail stick 1 www.abeautifulmess.com1. Make a mini chalkboard! This teeny bubble chalkboard is inspired by a big one that Rachel used to make for our store. Simply use a long wood skewer, balsa wood cut into a bubble shape, black acrylic paint and craft glue to assemble them. Instead of chalk, use a white colored pencil to write something cute for your guests!10 ways to make a cocktail stick 2 www.abeautifulmess.com2. Make fringe flags! Use a small amount of craft glue on the top of your stick to attach a piece of tissue. After it is dry, use scissors to fringe the flag. These are so pretty and festive… plus it's super easy to match the colors to your event!10 ways to make a cocktail stick 3 www.abeautifulmess.com3. Use crafty pom poms at the top of wood skewers (with a tiny dot of glue!) to create these silly cocktail sticks. These are perfect for a girly sleepover party, no?10 ways to make a cocktail stick 4 www.abeautifulmess.com4. Similarly to the tissue flags above, use a little craft glue to adhere a longer piece of crepe paper streamer to the stick. Use scissors to cut a fringe. Leave the streamer a bit longer for a fun look!10 ways to make a cocktail stick 5 www.abeautifulmess.com5. Attach a faux flower to the top of a wood skewer. Use a little washi tape to secure it and add a bit more color. These are perfect for a summer party!10 ways to make a cocktail stick 6 www.abeautifulmess.com6. Use embroidery thread to wrap extra long toothpicks for a festive and pretty olive garnish, resembling a friendship bracelet!10 ways to make a cocktail stick 7 www.abeautifulmess.com7. Make something sparkly! Embellish a skewer with gold tinsel from a party store for an extra fancy champagne toast!10 ways to make a cocktail stick 8 www.abeautifulmess.com8. Using a little craft glue, double a piece of metallic ribbon around the top of a skewer. After it is dry, cut a triangle from the center of the ribbon to give it a cute finish!10 ways to make a cocktail stick 9 www.abeautifulmess.com9. Use super glue to attach three crystals to the top of a wood skewer. They're adorable, reusable and quirky!10 ways to make a cocktail stick 10 www.abeautifulmess.com10. Last, but not least, go simple by tying colorful ribbon to the top of a stick. These are perfect for almost any party, just choose ribbon that fits the colors of your event! 

I hope you've picked up a few ideas for fun cocktail sticks! I recommend using long wooden skewers to make your sticks and trimming them to size with scissors after you've chosen your glassware. :) 

Getting excited for the weekend! xo. Elsie 

  • Absolutely perfect! Need 180 cocktail sticks to stab into pulled pork/beef rolls we’re making for son’s wedding…yes, of course I’ll make my own. Our unique homemade (hand drawn, photocopied onto rustic brown heavy paper) nerdy themed wedding invitations were cheap as chips and an absolute hit. I’m thinking continue that theme with pics already drawn for invitation, reduce size, photocopy/cut/glue to make flags that wrap around top of stick. e.g. “I love you” one side, “I know” on the other… other icons on same paper as invitation.
    Easy Peasy 🙂 You’ve saved me a few dollars too. God’s blessings of Shalom 🙂

  • These are soooo cute! definitely having a go at the pompom ones for a picnic <3
    Sammy xxx


  • I love all of these ideas! These would be great for so many things!!!

    <3 Sara

  • These are super cute! I always find the best parties are the ones that have all the little details that really pull everything together.



  • Really love the idea, but just wondering, those jars are pretty cool and unique, where do you get it? or you just reuse the one from “Ragu” and stuff.


  • We’re having a housewarming party this weekend and I am going to try to make the fringe flags! So cute. Thanks for the ideas!


  • These are so cute! The girls from work & I are getting together for a cocktail night this weekend & these will be perfect! Thanks for the ideas! Xx

  • Super cute ideas!!! I can see these working really well for cupcake toppers, too! My favourites are the tinsel and sparkly pompom ones 🙂

  • I just love you guys and how you make everything beautiful.

  • Oh geez… If I started doing this…. and I want to… my kids would want one in every drink – water, coffee, Coke, tea, you get the idea… and it would be an endless vicious cycle! Awww – who cares!?! I’m going to do it anyway!!!

  • Such a great idea!


  • ou super cute and creative!!

    – Janine

  • These are such cute ideas and a great reason to throw a cocktail party!
    xx Kristin

  • These are really fun! Somehow I had never thought of making my own cocktail sticks, maybe I just need to throw more cocktail parties. 😉

    xx Kaisa


  • Looks so nice 🙂 next week is my birthday and i’m giving a dinnerparty, so thanks for the inspiration.

  • Such great ideas – love the chalkboard effect and the long streamer in the champagne flute 🙂 Rosie x

  • oh my! as i was scrolling, my favourite kept changing… needless to say, i adored them all! so much pretty inspiration.
    thank you!

  • What a sweet idea! Love this.


  • Yeah, those look cute. Have to try the fringe flags on our next cocktail party.
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  • Love these! I can’t wait to try these!! The pom pom balls are my favorite!



  • Soooo easy and cutes!! these gives an extra on every occasion

    <3 Val

  • We love the cocktail sticks! They’re really cute…you have the best ideas. We just started our blog with a party in which we included your amazing heart-shaped teabags:-)

    Have a lovely day and all the best from europe,

    Birdy and Bambi

  • Love this post!! so much ideas for future parties!! 😉

  • These are all so cute!


  • These look super cool and cute. I’ve got a bacherlorette party coming up and I’m think of using these to decorate the Cake Pops I’m making. Thanks for the inspiration :).

  • Oh the timing! If only I’d seen this last week – I was responsible for cocktails at my friend’s hen party and couldn’t find cocktail sticks or umbrellas anywhere! Bookmarked for next time!

  • i love the speech bubble ones! it’s as if the cocktail loves me back.


  • great way to spruce up a summer drink! totally going to try the chalkboard one and the sparkly flag! thanks for inspiring me! xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

  • Ohhh I love this cute idea!! My fave it between the tassel or mini blackboard ones!! 🙂

    Lulu xx


  • Beautiful photos! These are really cute touches


  • Oooh I love the pom pom ones and the gold tinsel ones. Perfect for Christmas.. weddings.. Birthdays.. Tuesdays! I’m having a couple of friends over to my Boyfriend’s new house next weekend for a BBQ and drinks. Might make a few cocktails for them too!


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  • This makes me want to host a cocktail party just to have an excuse to make some of these!

  • Love this!!! By the way, you missed the “yum” one and the one with the heart 😉

  • LOVE THESE. I love making little flags to bunting between two sticks on top of cupcakes and cakes 🙂 xx


  • This is awesome! Such wonderful ideas, they’re all so lovely and pretty! xxx


  • These are awesome! I especially love the idea of wrapping toothpicks in embroidery floss – what a simple but beautiful idea!

  • These make cocktails so fun! I love the mini chalkboard idea because you can personalize them for everyone.


  • These look like they’d be great to use for just about any party!

  • i always feel like these little touches elevate any gathering/ party. it makes people happy.

  • these are all surprisingly great ideas…well, not so surprisingly actually. you guys take the simple things to the next level!

    xx Ashleigh

  • Yeah, it doesn’t always has to be the umbrella. 🙂 I think I will make something like this for my upcoming sidewalk sale.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Oh these are soooo cute! I love all of the different fringe flags, soo fun! I suppose you could do smaller variations on toothpicks to put in sandwiches! Or on a cheese platter for a party!

    Juliette Laura

  • Very cute- added detail like this is always what makes the party! My favorites are the faux flower (real flowers would be a fun one-time use) and the “Friendship” toothpicks. I think my only concern would be with the crystals ones- make sure they are glued on tight! There are too many cocktails that would use sugar, salt or ice, and if one of the crystals feel off into the glass- ouch! Keep up these awesome ideas girls.

  • These are awesome! Cocktail sticks are such underrated part of parties, but just looking at these photos you took makes me immediately want to throw a party! Amazing. Keep doing what you do! XO

  • These are super cute designs! I love the spikey ball one

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  • Im always wow about ur pictures, i think its what gets my attention the most….I love it! And keep it up! 🙂 #FNF

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