So I bought a huge bucket full of these vintage cocktail stirrers at a flea market, "swizzle sticks," the guy called them. He said they belonged to his grandparents, from their many vacation get aways. There are a ton from Las Vegas… there's at least 20 from the Playboy Bunny club! My favorite are the giraffe shaped ones.
I want to do something with them, they are so perfectly vintage… but I'm not sure what. I'm a pretty good DIY-er when it comes to figuring out how to make or do something, but what to use these for has me totally stumped.
I was thinking cupcake decorations, in that so-bad-it's-good kitschy vintage kinda way. If you have any ideas for how you would use these for entertainment purposes please share!
Here's what we came up with:
- These could be a great way for party guests to keep track of whose drink is whose, kind of like wine charms.
- Use them as skewers for garnishes, cocktails, or appetizers.
- String them up and use them as colorful kitschy decor.
What are your ideas?