D.I.Y. Goat Cocktail Stirrers

D.I.Y. Goat Cocktail Stirrers

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! 

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WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

Glue gun (and glue sticks)
Tiny Goats 🙂
Gold spray paint
Bamboo skewers
Scissors
Drill
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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.!

DIY Goat Cocktail Stirrers 03STEP 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.

DIY Goat Cocktail Stirrers 01STEP 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! 

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30 Comments

    • Annie
      July 7, 2016 / 1:25 pm

      Thanks Violette! 🙂

    • Annie
      July 7, 2016 / 1:25 pm

      Thanks so much Fiona!

    • Annie
      July 7, 2016 / 1:27 pm

      Thanks Elisa 🙂

    • Annie
      July 7, 2016 / 3:14 pm

      Thanks so much Sia!

  1. July 7, 2016 / 2:40 pm

    Um, a beer that comes with little goat figurines?! I NEED SOME ASAP.

    Such a cute idea to both save money and not be wasteful. 🙂

    JennifHsieh

    • Annie
      July 7, 2016 / 3:19 pm

      Right!? My thoughts exactly haha 🙂 Thanks for reading!

    • Annie
      July 7, 2016 / 4:02 pm

      Thanks so much Paola!

    • Annie
      July 7, 2016 / 4:01 pm

      Thanks Angie 🙂

    • Annie
      July 8, 2016 / 9:29 pm

      Oh my goodness they are so good! Great pick 🙂 Let me know what you end up doing! I love seeing DIYs!

    • Annie
      July 8, 2016 / 2:00 pm

      Thanks so much! It was haha

  2. Tamara
    July 7, 2016 / 4:32 pm

    Such a cute idea! Love it!

    XoXo,

    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

    • Annie
      July 8, 2016 / 2:00 pm

      Thanks Tamara! 🙂

    • Annie
      July 8, 2016 / 2:00 pm

      Thanks for reading Pisa! 🙂

    • Annie
      July 8, 2016 / 2:01 pm

      Thanks Nora! Have a good one! 🙂

    • Annie
      July 8, 2016 / 2:01 pm

      Thnx!

    • Annie
      July 8, 2016 / 2:02 pm

      THanks Jessica! 🙂

    • Annie
      July 14, 2016 / 4:58 pm

      Thank you!

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