Do It Yourself Project: Sequinned Applique Stir Sticks

These star stir sticks were probably one of my favorite details of the entire shoot. They were inspired by ones Carter and Cook had made for a shoot late last year, but I made the scale a little larger for our shoot. The sticks are incredibly easy to make and don’t take a huge amount of time, which makes them even more attractive in my book. The gold sequins on the star are the perfect complement to the pink lemonade signature cocktail I made (for the recipe, visit Somewhere Splendid).

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What You’ll Need:
2″ Sequinned Star Appliques
Bamboo Barbeque Skewers (Available at Target or your local grocery store)
Craft Felt, Preferably Matching Sequin Color
Hot Glue and Glue Gun

Lay the sequinned star over the craft felt and cut the felt to the size and shape of the applique. Place the applique sequin side down, and position the bamboo skewer in the middle of the applique. The placement should be set so that the top of the skewer aligns with the horizontal edges of the top left and right star points, and the skewer stem aligns with and breaks through the center of the bottom two points. Hot glue the bamboo skewer in place in this position. Set aside with its matching felt cutout to cool and set, and continue creating more as needed.

Draw and outline of hot glue around the edge of the felt cutout, then draw a small “X” of hot glue in the inside of the outline. Press the felt cutout over the applique and the bamboo skewer to create a covered backing for a finished look.
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  • Joni

    I LOVE these, Maddy! So fabulous!!

  • Ashley

    LOVE these. Just found an Etsy seller that will sell 20 hearts or stars for $3.00! The skewers are also super cheap on Amazon! I’m getting started on this project ASAP!

  • Jennifer

    What Etsy seller did you find??? I love this idea,

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  • Gina

    Which etsy site did you find them on? these are so cute

  • redjanfan

    so fun, an Oscar party would be perfect, or midsummers eve, not just for weddings!

  • Patti

    Thank you for this tutorial, I’m still in awe of the shoot that accompanies these stirrers. Excellent as always.

    Twirling in Glitter

  • JoyHey

    What an awesome idea! Thanks so much! Trackback:

  • Virginie

    What a fabulous idea ! Love it !
    I have featured your tutorial on my blog here :
    Thanks for sharing
    Virginie @ That Cute Little Cake