DIY Glitter Dot Swizzle Sticks

by Chelsea Costa

It’s that time of year! The time when the weather is warming up and people are just itching to socialize. So the next time you’re playing hostess to the gang, whip up these little swizzle sticks and pop them in everyone’s drink. Undoubtedly, you’ll be the belle of the ball.

Supplies –

  • barbeque skewers
  • scissors
  • cardstock
  • 1-inch circle punch (optional)
  • ModPodge
  • glitter
  • paintbrush
  • sewing pins

Start by either punching or cutting out 1-inch circles from the cardstock and cutting the barbeque skewers in half.

Decide the color you’d like the dots for your swizzle sticks. Each stick will need two dots, so glitter accordingly. Spread a generous amount of ModPodge on one side of each dot and sprinkle with glitter. Let dry and retouch as needed.

Once the dots are dry, take one dot and spread ModPodge three quarters of the way around the edge on the unglittered side. Attach the matching dot. On the edge with no glue, place a pin inside to hold the space open. Let the dots fuse until the glue is almost dry, then slip in the end of a barbeque skewer. The fit should be snug. Finally, spread another layer of ModPodge over the glitter to finish.

Now pour the drinks and swizzle away! And the bonus of doing a rainbow like I did is that no one will ever lose track of their drink. Brilliant, huh? Have fun, party animals! xoxo

{Photos by Chelsea Costa of Lovely Indeed for The Sweetest Occasion.}




Absolutely making these for my dinner party this weekend! Thanks Cyd! :)

ahhhhh! those are too cute and pretty and glittery for words!!

These are incredibly pretty! You can really use these for any event.

Rowaida Flayhan

These are so pretty, great idea! I will pin on my pinterest

Oo yea, you can also get the pre made scrapbook glitter paper from the craft store to avoid all the mess and extra work. I used a lot of that for my wedding and it was way easier.

Hey Chelsea! I just wanted to let you know we featured this terrific idea on our Facebook page today! Here’s the link! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration and have an amazing day!


Great idea, thanks, but I think I’ll use edible glitter or colored sugar crystals instead, as I’m sure some are bound to fall in the drink :0)

Hi Ibett,
That’s what the last layer of ModPodge is meant to help with — it seals in the glitter so that your guests won’t have sparkly tongues! :)

Love these!! They really do brighten up those drinks :)

What a great way to add a little class to yummy drink :)

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