How to make paper drink umbrellas

Written by danita fausek
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Add an umbrella to your drinks to suggest tropical breezes and sandy beaches. This simple project can make your exotic drinks even more exciting. So, pull up a Mai Tai and let's get started.

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Things you need

  • multicoloured origami paper or any craft paper
  • empty soup can
  • scissors (scalloped or pinking can be fun)
  • wooden skewers
  • craft glue

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  1. 1

    Utilise a square piece of multicoloured origami paper, or any paper you wish to use, in creating the umbrellas.

    How to make paper drink umbrellas
  2. 2

    Take the soup can and trace around the bottom of the can, making a round circle on the paper. Mark a pie-shaped section, about 1/8 inch. Cut the circle from paper using scissors; pinking shears or scissors with fun scalloped edging can be used. Use straight scissors and cut out the pie shape

    How to make paper drink umbrellas
  3. 3

    Bring edges together, where you've cut out the pie shape, to form a cone. Slightly overlap the edges and, using craft glue, secure together. Allow to dry. You should have an umbrella shaped piece.

  4. 4

    Place a drop of craft glue on the inside in the tip of the umbrella after the top has dried. Place pointed end of skewer into centre tip, slightly piercing the paper. Allow to dry before using.

Tips and warnings

  • Substitute double sided tape for the glue to speed up the process. Make sure that you use the glue to attach the skewer.

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