Friday, July 15, 2011

Summer Umbrellas

The weekend is here and so it's Summer Time, so how about adding a splash of color to your summertime drinks with these cute drink umbrellas?



Even if you don't live in the tropics or close to the beach, drink umbrellas is a fabulous way to accessorize pretty much any drink; chilling in your back yard with some lemonade, by the pool with a margarita or perhaps just your OJ at breakfast time.

Here's a fast and easy way to create your very own and bring in that summer feeling to your daily drink, plus they also work as a stir stick.

Here's what you'll need:
A can of soup to use as a template to make the round umbrella tops. 

Origami or Scrap book paper.

Paper Scissors or Scallop Edge Scissors for decorative edges.

Wood Skewers (for grilling)







Step 1.From each circle, make a 1/2 diameter cut or cut a slice shape measuring about 1/8 of the circumference. 

Step 2. Fashion into a cone, slightly overlapping straight ends; use a glue stick or double-sided tape to secure. 

Step 3. Dab white craft glue inside nose of cone, and pierce tip with a wooden skewer (snip skewer for a custom fit); allow to dry.

Piece of cake, uh? I think so... And I will try it myself this weekend.

Have a wonderful weekend, cheers!

3 commented; now it's your turn!:

Gods Little People said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

They're really cute - almost makes me want a tropical drink just for the sake of the umbrella. I've always loved those and what a great idea to make the homemade versions. Will you post pics of yours?
Have a great weekend!

Nicole said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Those are so cute and fun! AND easy! I may be putting these to use and pretending I'm on a beach, when I'm really by my pool :)

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

what a CLEVER and FUN idea!! these are adorable!!
I am definitely going to share this!

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