Thursday, July 14, 2011

Martha's Festive Drink Umbrellas

from Martha Stewart Living, August 2001

It would be nearly impossible to improve on the cocktail umbrella, a staple of backyard luaus and fancy hotel bars. But the homemade parasols shown here, floating in tumblers of lemonade on the rocks, are the most elegant we've seen. Created with assorted origami paper, their cheerful tops provide a gentle shade for all your summer drinks.

Drink Umbrella How-To

A soup can makes a handy template for origami-paper umbrella tops. Cut paper with pinking shears or scallop scissors for a decorative edge. From each circle, remove a pie-slice shape measuring about 1/8 of the circumference. Fashion into a cone, slightly overlapping straight ends; use a glue stick or double-sided tape to secure. Dab white craft glue inside nose of cone, and pierce tip with a wooden skewer (snip skewer for a custom fit); allow to dry.

Okay Puppies - time to get crafty!


girlichef said... it!

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Keep those kids busy! Making cocktail umbrellas for mommy! ;-)

Pierce said...

You know, those look like fun but I can see me making a dog's dinner out of that - paper and scissors....I am not greatly creative. I love the little umbrellas though!

Kim said...

Ha ha!! I should totally keep my kids busy making these for me. Mostly because they owe me since they stole my box of cocktail umbrellas. Love this!

Danielle said...

omg!! really? they're THAT easy?! Ok...I'm making these for my next bbq (or cocktail hour...which ever comes first...HAHAHA) Actually, if i had origami paper, I'd be making them right now (cocktail in hand)