St. Patrick’s Day Liquor Bouquet
As most of us know, St. Patrick’s Day is one of the biggest bar nights of the year. Unfortunately, some people are unable to get out of the house, so we have created a way to bring the fun to them! It was also a fun project for us to work on and we’ll think you’ll enjoy it too! Really, you could use the concept for a birthday, bachelorette party or any special occasion. Be creative and personalize this project to meet your needs!
What you will need:
- a mug – we found this one at
- Styrofoam or floral foam to fit your mug
- kabob skewers or small wooden dowels
- pipe cleaners (we chose green and orange)
- green wrapping paper or tissue paper
- assorted mini-liquors (we also used Killian’s Irish Red)
Step #1: Cut your Styrofoam or floral foam to easily slide in and out of your mug (you want it to fit loosely inside because we will be wrapping it with the paper). We purchased a large piece of foam so we could use it for multiple projects. We traced the bottom of our mug so we knew what size to cut, then cut out a block using a kitchen knife. The foam cut really easily, but did make a small mess. We then shaved the edges with the knife until we got a cylinder shape that fit easily into our mug. Also messy, but easy to clean up too, so it was worth it.
Step #2: Cut a large piece of your wrapping paper (or tissue paper). You will want enough to fit around your foam with plenty left over to hang over the edges of the mug. Wrap the paper around your foam piece.
Step #4: Secure each liquor bottle to the top (flat end, not pointy end) of a kabob skewer or wooden dowel using the pipe cleaners, leaving about an inch of the top of the skewer visible. For our heavier Killian bottles, we secured the bottle at the neck as well as around the body and we used two skewers for added stability.
Step #5: Arrange each liquor-skewer in the mug by stabbing the pointy ends into the Styrofoam. Then wrap a pipe cleaner around the wooden dowel exposed at the top of each liquor bottle and twirl it so it looks pretty!
Step #6: We also made some St. Patty’s Day embellishments to help decorate our gift. We secured each embellishment to a skewer using tape on the back and added them to our arrangement. Once your arrangement is done, fold in the edges of the paper and secure it to itself using tape to make a pretty fluffy fold at the top of the mug.
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