Today I have a little DIY that is as cute as it is easy! My sister-in-law graciously gifted me with the beads from her broken necklace when she was staying with us a few months ago. She handed them to me and said, “You’re crafty, I know you can make something out of these.”
I turned that busted necklace into DIY drink stirrers to use at my recent birthday party. They were pretty, shiny and were literally accomplished in two steps. SO easy! The DIY is below. Obviously, if you don’t have a necklace this DIY can also be done with beads purchased a la carte. I love that you can use different colors to fit your party theme and they would even be great to decorate your drinks for a wedding!
This is already an upcycled/recycled DIY, but to take it another step more eco-friendly I’ve actually been able to reuse these drink stirrers. Just hand wash them gently with soap and warm water and you can use them again and again! They are definitely not dishwasher safe. If the bead falls off, just peel off the super glue and reattach. You can feel good about not adding more garbage to a landfill!
Turn an Old Necklace into DIY Drink Stirrers
Sushi Mat or Wooden Kabob Skewers
Kitchen shears or wire cutter
Optional: Drill & Vice
1. If using a sushi mat, cut off the strings to free the wooden skewers. Trim the wooden skewers to be the right size for your drinks.
2. Insert the skewer into the bead and secure with a dab of super glue. Let dry.
If your bead hole is too small, you may need to widen it using a drill and a vice. Make sure you always wear safety glasses!