If you’ve been a reader for a while you may have noticed our mocktail kick…Caitlin is turning out to be quite the pro at whipping up some delicious beverages! She has some spring inspired drink recipes to share this week and I thought a bunny drink stirrer would be a fun touch to add to drinks served at an Easter dinner.
I was inspired by a wood rabbit mask necklace that Mike had made for me a while back, and used that necklace as the template for my bunnies (I’ve included a download for that silhouette below if you want to use that). I’ve used thin birch plywood for a couple other projects (like these earrings) and thought a simple wooden bunny would be fun. I wasn’t sure if I would be able to cut curves into the wood without it cracking, but with some scoring first, it cut easily! I love the simple, natural look of the plain wood, but you could definitely paint the bunnies different colors or paint simple faces on them. They’d also be cute place cards – wrap some washi tape or paper around the skewers with guests names on it – or print right on the bunny, and pop them in a drink at each place setting.
What you need:
- thin birch plywood – 1/64 width (I found mine at Michaels)
- wooden skewers
- rabbit silhouette to trace (download the one I used here. Mine measures about 2″ x 1.25″, you can adjust the size it prints in your printer settings.)
- x-acto knife
- super glue
- paint – optional
How to do it:
Trace your bunny silhouette onto the plywood. Using the x-acto knife, score along the lines you traced. (I found that my lines cut much neater if I scored the wood before cutting). Cut out with scissors – using sharp, small scissors will work best for this. If desired, paint the tops of the skewers or the bunny silhouette – do not paint the end of the stick that will be in the drink! Super glue the top of the skewer to the back of the rabbit and let dry.
Be sure to check back tomorrow to get the recipe for this delicious drink and a couple more mocktail recipes!