DIY Cocktail Umbrellas

I shared these DIY Cocktail Umbrellas at The 36th Avenue a couple of weeks ago!

As a child, I used to love those little drink umbrellas!  They were always so much fun to play with – until they ripped.  See, the thing is, they were cheap and destructible.  As much as I tried, I was just not careful enough.  They needed to be sturdier.  So, I have created a way to make your own DIY Cocktail Umbrellas and all you need is some cute cardstock and lollipop sticks!

Create your own Cocktail Umbrellas!  via createcraftlove.com

Here is what you need to make your own Cocktail Umbrellas!

Cardstock

Octagon stencil

Pencil

Scissors

Glue stick

Hot glue gun

Lollipop sticks

I created my own octagon stencil from the back of the cereal box.  You will need to cut out a small section to create the cone.  Trace the octagon onto your card stock.

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 Cut out your octagon.  {Don’t they look like some sort of octagonal Pac-Man?}

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 Fold from each point to the middle.

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Using your glue stick, glue in place.  It will overlap and become a 3D hexagon.

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Flip over and place a dollop of hot glue in the middle.  Add the lollipop stick.  Hold in place as the hot glue solidifies.

Create your own DIY Drink Umbrellas with some cardstock and lollipop sticks!  via createcraftlove.com for The 36th Avenue

Aren’t they adorable?

They look so cute with paper party straws!

Create your own DIY Drink Umbrellas with some cardstock and lollipop sticks!  via createcraftlove.com for The 36th Avenue

Just imagine the possibilities!  You can make some red, white and blue ones for 4th of July!  Add a swizzle stick with some fringe!

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