Spring has officially started and I couldn’t be happier! It felt like a long cold winter (even here in Southern California) and I’m happy to kiss the cold goodbye and focus on all things spring – warmer weather, flowers in every color of the rainbow, and delicious ice cold cocktails with little umbrellas… or succulents…
I was recently asked to plan a baby boy shower at a gorgeous private home in Malibu. The shower was featured on Pop Sugar Moms and I’ll be sharing it here on my blog with all of you soon! The hostess and I incorporated lots of DIY decor elements into the day including hand dyed table linens and napkins, watercolor calligraphy, and boho dream catchers on every chair! But one of my most favorite DIY additions to the baby shower were the succulent stirrers that we used for each of the ladies beverages. Whether it was a cocktail or a mocktail, everyone got one and they loved this unique touch. I so loved making these stirrers and wanted to share the project with you because it is so darn simple! The best part… there are only a few things you need!
- Clear tape
- Washi tape
- Mini succulents (real or faux) – cut down so just a bit of the stem is attached
- Wooden skewers cut just a bit longer than your glass
First, take your skewers and begin to poke each skewer into the base of the succulent.
Next, take a small piece of clear tape and secure the succulent on the skewer. Once your clear tape is fastened, take your colored washi tape and place it on top of the clear tape. Cover the clear tape as best as you can!
Ta-Da! Easy as that! I used these same stirrers as a garnish for the Fresh Yellow Watermelon Margaritas I served at a girl’s night last fall. This project works well with many types of hardy flowers with strong bases such as roses, ranunculus, carnations, etc. Imagine how pretty a mixture of florals and succulents would be for a spring party or brunch! You could even slide some fruit onto the skewer just under the flower or succulent for an additional garnish. Grab your crafty gal pals and and try this project out! Happy sipping!