Drink Stir Sticks
I got the idea from Martha (of course) and after searching the internet I found lots of different DIY versions of a decorated drink stirrer. You can use a paper punch, tied ribbon, glued ribbon, a piece of paper, or even make a flower out of streamers.
I decided to go with the ribbon version and knew I wanted clear plastic drink stirrers. I ordered all my wedding ribbon from Papermart and The Ribbon Factory and the clear plastic stirrers came from Bar Supplies Direct.
blue ribbon cut into 3 inch pieces ready to assemble
*On a side note- the ribbon I used for this project seemed to fray easier then other grosgrain ribbon I've used in the past- so to make these little flags look finished I used a lighter to seal the cut end of the flag. Which is why I went with a straight end and not a v-cut shape (see Martha's above, she has v-cut ends if you are wondering what that is)
500 stir sticks came in the box, so I made all 500 of them. Here are the orange ones all finished and ready for wedding day.
Since I don't have any of the professional photos back yet and I'm not sure if she even got a picture of the drink stir sticks in action, here is my own action shot.