DIY Pencil Drink Stirrers

by Kelly Lanza

DIY Pencil Drink Stirrers

It’s back to school season and I always think it’s a super sweet idea to have a very special first day of school breakfast! That’s where these pencil drink stirrers come in. No, I am not asking you to put actual pencils in your kiddo’s milk. (Please don’t do that!) These faux pencils are made from straws, and make the perfect and easiest touch to a morning celebration before the little ones head off to their new year of school!

Pencil Drink Stirrers DIY

DIY Pencil Drink Stirrers Supplies

  • Yellow straws
  • Pink crepe paper
  • Silver twine
  • Double stick tape
  • Strong glue or super glue
  • Scissors

DIY Pencil Drink Stirrers Step 1 DIY Pencil Drink Stirrers Step 2

Cut out 1″ squares from your pink crepe paper. Prepare your straw by wrapping the top in double stick tape. (You can skip this step in a pinch, but it does help the crepe stay in place while you wrap!)

DIY Pencil Drink Stirrers Step 3 DIY Pencil Drink Stirrers Step 4

Wrap your crepe square over the top of the straw. Starting about 1/4″ down, wrap your silver twine around the crepe paper and down about half an inch, tucking the end of your thread under as you go.

DIY Pencil Drink Stirrers Step 5 DIY Pencil Drink Stirrers Step 6

Once you’ve wrapped about a half inch of your straw in twine, trim the end off and place a tiny dot of glue on the twine to secure it to the wrapped portion. Let dry and… done!

DIY Pencil Drink Stirrers for Back to School

DIY Pencil Drink Stirrer

DIY Pencil Drink Stirrers

Pop in a glass of milk or OJ for a special back to school surprise! Donuts are also a welcomed surprise, though the teachers might not appreciate the sugar high. Shh!

[Photos by Studio DIY for The Sweetest Occasion.]

Sources –
Straws from IKEA
Silver Twine from We Love Citrus
Milk Bottles from ACME

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So clever! This is the best back to school DIY I’ve seen so far. Love it.

I love these drink stirrers, they are so adorable! I agree with Brittni, best back to school DIY I’ve seen.


I have to agree with you both, Brittni and Shannon! Kelly really made me smile with these :-)

Very clever! The stirrers look great in those cute milk bottles! : )

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