DIY // festive New Year’s Eve cocktail stirrer

3… 2… 1… it’s already New Year’s Eve!? Wow. 2015 has been a blast, but I’m soooooo ready for a fresh start. I really love Thanksgiving, and Christmas is always wonderful, but December 31st might just be my favorite holiday. I mean, come on, a night all about new beginnings, drinking champagne, and sparkling party decor? What’s not to love?! So… to help you ring in the new year right, we came up with a couple of quick and easy ways to add a little somethin-somethin special to your celebrations.

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This project is very easy to customize to personal taste or color scheme. If gold isn’t your thing, just swap out the metallic sheets for tissue paper, and almost any berry will work as a garnish.

Tools

Materials

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Begin by cutting a rectangle out of the metallic sheet, fold it in half and make a crease at the center. Unfold and and use your pinking sheers to create fringe, leaving a 1/4″ between the middle and the where the fringe begins. Repeat on the other side – it may seem like a good idea to save time and cut both sides at once, but believe me, it’s much easier to do each half separately!

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Next, apply a small line of glue on one half of the center crease and fold in half lengthwise. Finish with a squiggle of glue down the middle and fold around the top of your skewer. Press firmly and allow to dry.

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The last (and most important) step… add champagne! These are so fun to surprise your guests with at your New Year’s Eve party and look way harder to make than they really are.

DIY festive new year's eve stirrers // jojotastic.com

Bonus! Not only are these a festive way to dress up your champagne flutes, they’re great favors to wave when the ball drops and will look so cute in photos.

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For an extra pop of color, try garnishing with cranberries. I definitely recommend doing this step after you’ve attached your metallic fringe to the top, otherwise the glue can drip on the berries for a very sticky situation.

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Top off with champagne and you’re ready for a fun and festive New Year. Don’t be afraid to nibble a few berries from your stirrer as the night goes on, they go surprising well with Prosecco.

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Project and styling by Gwen McKenzie for Jojotastic.

Photography by Meghan Klein.

pssst… more DIY projects right this way! And don’t forget our round up of amazing vintage glassware for NYE.

Leave a comment and let us know what you think of this festive cocktail stirrer tutorial! And if you make a batch, be sure to post a photo and tag @jojotastic on Instagram so we can see.

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