Saturday, December 26, 2009

Easy Entertaining: New Year's Eve

We hope you all had a terrific holiday! Now that Christmas is over and the gifts have been unwrapped, I am starting to think about New Year's Eve! We have dear friends coming into town so I wanted to add some fun little touches to our table.
I am thinking about a fun and vibrant Parisian-themed hors d' oeuvres table (think fun French dessert plates and jewel-toned accents) and thought of the perfect mini-project: whimsical fringed drink stirrers.

Here are directions for my easy-peasy project:
1. Find some curious and fun stir/swizzle sticks or straws (mine happen to have spheres on top) and pick out delicious paper to accent; I am using vellum as it bends well and holds shape



2. Cut paper from an 8.5" x 11" sheet in strips - about 1" x 8.5" is perfect

3. Tape one end of the paper to your swizzle stick or straw
4. Fringe each strip
5. Tightly wrap the paper around and around your swizzle stick and tape the loose end

6. VoilĂ 

Enjoy and have a very safe and fun New Year's!
Aleah
*Please email us photos of your take on our DIY project!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fun!

Jena said...

Cute!

Aleah + Nick Valley said...

Thank you! We had fun making these little gems! :)