DIY Gumball Drink Stirrers

I have a prop closet and a prop bin just chock full of stuff, and when I was going through it one day, I found a whole bunch of gumballs hiding out in there. And, since apparently I’m on a drink stirrer kick lately, I thought “Holy moly, modern drink stirrers!” Within an hour I had popped them onto some skewers and crafted up a modern little cocktail fiesta. Aren’t they fun!? I actually love how those colors pop with black and white stripes. Thinking this may need to be a major part of my Christmas theme this year, what do you think? In the meantime, let’s jazz up some drinks.

DIY Gumball Drink Stirrers

Gumball DIY

Awl (A large needle would probably work as well!)

This is the easiest DIY ever. Are you ready? Use your (clean) awl to poke a hole through one side of the gumball. Pop it on a skewer. DONE!

DIY Gumball Drink Stirrer Gumball Drink Stirrer Tutorial

To add two gumballs to a skewer, poke a hole all the way through the gumball (it may be easiest to poke a hole on each side, meeting in the middle, for this), slide it on the skewer and then add another one on top. The only thing you need to remember is don’t make the holes to large! The skewers should fit inside snugly.

Gumball Drink Stirrers How To

Can you believe that’s it? I know, me neither.

DIY Gumball Drink Stirrers

I just want to have me a totally modern party now! Or maybe just a candy themed party, because candy is awesome.

DIY Gumball Drink Stirrers

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Now we’ll just have to wait and see what I pull out of my prop closet next.

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13 responses to “DIY Gumball Drink Stirrers”

  1. Well, it’s probably no surprise that I absolutely love these. Kind of minimal/ mid century mixed with party personality. Perfect. I’m going to have to try this at my next party.

  2. these are so cute, simple and eye catching! clever idea as usual, kelly! ^__^ please show us a glimpse of your prop closet! i bet it’s magic!

  3. When I was little all I wanted was a gumball machine. When I got one it was my best birthday ever. Hence, I am flipping over these….an adult version of a kids dream come true!

  4. That last photo is to die for! I always love your styling!


  5. Love the modern look of these and how the colours pop against the b/w striped tablecloth/napkins!

  6. I like the cross between the elegance of a drink stirrer and the kid-friendliness of the gumball. It makes this such a cute idea! : )

  7. Super cute! i love how the photos turned out on the striped background!

  8. i LOVE this idea. So cute. The photos are really beautiful too!

  9. WOW, these are such a fun, creative idea! I’d love to have you share this or any of your amazing posts at our weekly Super Saturday Link Party. It starts Friday’s at 3pm, hope we see you there!
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  10. These are super cute!! I love how simple they are, but ohhh so adorable.

  11. I love these! Such a simple idea and so cute!

  12. I need some gumballs and I need them now! Totally love this idea, colourful, cool and EASY! Perfect, thank you x

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