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DIY Cocktail Stirrers Made with Colorful Gems!

Get ready for the holidays or just add to your bar cart decor with these fun and colorful gem DIY cocktail stirrers! So easy to make.

Skills Required: Beginner. These drink stirrers are made with hot glue! If you can use a hot glue gun, you can do this project.

Colorful 3D Gem DIY Cocktail Stirrers

Hi there! Holly here from Club Crafted, with a DIY that will add a homemade touch to a party or just to your bar cart décor.

These 3D gem DIY cocktail stirrers are made with Mod Melts and an ice cube mold, and not only do they help you stir up a drink but they’ll help you identify which drink is yours if you make each one unique.

With Mod Melts and paint, these must-have bar accessories come together very quickly! If you tried my DIY hair pins, you’re already well prepared to do this project.

DIY drink stirrers

DIY Cocktail Stirrers

Gather These Supplies

Silicone gem mold with a hot glue gun and hot glue sticks

Step 1: Heat up the hot glue gun and slowly dispense the glue around the inside of the gem mold.

Go slowly and be sure to fill in every crevice, tapping the mold on a hard surface every few minutes to settle the glue. You don’t want any air bubbles in your cocktail stirrers!

Add hot glue to a silicone gem mold

Step 2: Continue until the mold is completely full. Set aside for several minutes until the top is still very tacky but not fluid.

Then insert a plastic stir stick into the middle of the gem shape. You’ll use one stick per DIY drink stirrer.

Hot glue in a silicone mold with plastic drink stirrers

Note, you can use clothespins to hold the sticks in place while the glue dries! This will prevent them from falling to an angle while drying.

Step 3: After about 30 minutes, the top should feel completely dry and hardened. Carefully remove from the mold.

Hot glue gems at the end of plastic cocktail stirrers with acrylic paint and a paintbrush

Step 4: Paint at least two coats of paint on the Mod Melts portion of your DIY drink stirrers and let dry. For best results, spray a sealing paint over the paint to reduce the potential for chipping over time.

DIY drink stirrer made with hot glue

Your cocktail stirrers are ready to use! You can reuse them as long as you hand wash the plastic stick portion thoroughly between uses.

Yield: 5 stirrers

Cocktail Stirrers

Colorful 3D Gem DIY Cocktail Stirrers

Learn how to make drink stirrers using simple materials! Perfect for party, wedding, or shower.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $3

Materials

Tools

  • Hot glue gun
  • Paint
  • Paint brushes

Instructions

  1. Heat up the hot glue gun and slowly dispense the glue around the inside of the gem mold. Go slowly and be sure to fill in every crevice, tapping the mold on a hard surface every few minutes to settle the glue.
  2. Continue until the mold is completely full. Set aside for several minutes until the top is still tacky but not fluid.
  3. After 30 minutes, the top should feel completely dry and hardened. Carefully remove from the mold.
  4. insert a plastic stir stick into the middle of the gem shape
  5. Paint at least two coats of paint on the gem portion of your DIY drink stirrers and let dry.

Notes

  1. you can use clothespins to hold the sticks in place while the glue dries! This will prevent them from falling to an angle while drying.
  2. For best results, spray a sealing paint over the paint to reduce the potential for chipping over time.

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They’re useful, but they’ll also add a pretty pop of color to your drink – whether it’s a party or just a Friday night at home.


Did you know you can use the same gem mold to make jewelry? Get the tutorial in this post about DIY glittery Mod Melts gem rings!

Use Mod Melts to create these fabulous and glittery gem rings. Make them for holidays, parties, dressing up . . . they are easy enough for even a kid to do!

Kaneki

Friday 17th of November 2017

About mod podging, I am brand new and I have a pair of shoes that are fabric material and the design is coming off (either vinyl or heat pressed, not sure). I'm thinking about using mod podge to seal it on there but I'm not sure which one to use and how much of it to use. I would like some tips. Thank you.

Amy

Sunday 19th of November 2017

Hi Kaneki! That material looks like a fabric with a coating (very smooth), so I doubt you'd be able to Mod Podge it. You could give it a try, but my guess is that it wouldn't work :/

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