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Saturday
May262012

DIY Monogrammed Cocktail Picks

Tomorrow I am attending a wedding and me being me, I just finished up making the gift today. Nothing like waiting until the last minute!

For the bride's wedding shower gift I had purchased some bar related items from the couple's wedding registry and then made white and navy drink coasters to go along. I thought it would be fun to coordinate the shower gift with the wedding gift so I bought a set of martini glasses that they had registered for and then made these navy monogrammed cocktail picks for them.

To make the cocktail picks I started by purchasing some plain, inexpensive stainless steel cocktail picks to use as my base. I cut eight small equal size pieces from some navy clay and then rolled each piece into a ball between my palms. I pushed a cocktail pick into each ball and then reshaped them to make them into flat discs. I finished them off by stamping an initial into them and then baking them in the oven per the clay manufacturer's instructions.

The cocktail picks were easy to make, but it did take me awhile to be able to stamp the clay in the center evenly. I had several at the beginning that were off kilter and that I had to reform and restamp. If you are going to try this at home, make sure to use a clay that is safe around food.

I think the picks turned out cute and I hope that the soon to be Mr. & Mrs. H enjoy them!

Reader Comments (4)

Those are great! My 10 favorite drinks are 5 gin & tonics!

May 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRene

What kind/brand of clay did you use for this? Love the idea!

May 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKathy Fritz

Rene- Thank you so much!

Kathy- Thank you! I used Fimo for the project. Just as a caution, polymer clay is non-toxic, but not considered food safe because the clay is porous (http://www.polymerclaycentral.com/cyclopedia/pc_safety_th.html). Because any garnishes would be on the stainless steel pick, not on the top I thought it would be okay to use, but please read for yourself and make your own judgment.

May 29, 2012 | Registered CommenterLisa

Hi. Where did you find the plain picks? I can't seem to find them anywhere. Thanks

February 26, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKrista

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