As many of you may have guessed at this point, A really loves beer and I really love wine. We complete each other *cue awwws*. Point is that the man enjoys a good brew and he went on a long kick where all he drank was this brand of beer called Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock which is not only a fantastic hearty beer (if you like beer…I am trusting A’s opinion here…I think all beer is yucky) it also comes with a tiny plastic goat on each bottle. Too adorable right?
Of course being me, I didn’t want to throw any of the tiny goats away so I kept them in a bucket until inspiration struck and I realized these little buggers would make the perfect cocktail stirrers!
The whole process was pretty easy (surprisingly easy actually) and the finished product is my new favorite thing. These are perfect for any cocktail party you might be throwing and are functional as well! Not to mention that they are significantly cheaper than the comparable ones that I found at Anthropologie!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
Glue gun (and glue sticks)
Tiny Goats 🙂
Gold spray paint
STEP 1: SPRAY PAINT GOATS
Remove the strings from the goat figurines and lay them flat to spray paint them. I only did one coat on each side (allowing drying time in between) and they were plenty covered. While those dry, cut down your bamboo skewers to 4 inches (cutting off the pointy end and using the flat end). Don’t throw out the pointy end though! You can save it for next week’s D.I.Y.!
STEP 2: DRILL HOLE
Once the figurines are dry, take your drill and put a teeny tiny hole (about 1/8″ of an inch in depth at the most) into the bottom of them. Be sure to center it as perfectly as possible (maybe mark with a sharpie before hand if you are nervous) and use whatever size drill bit matches the width of your bamboo skewer.
STEP 3: GLUE THEM TOGETHER
For the final step, place a dollop of glue onto the end of the skewer that you cut (that way the finished product will have a perfectly clean edge). Working quickly, move the skewer into the hole you drilled and apply pressure until secure. Wipe off any excess visible glue and voila! Fancy little cocktail stirrers just waiting for a parrrtt-aaaay!