Festive Drink Umbrellas
Created with assorted origami paper, these cheerful umbrellas provide a gentle shade for all your summer drinks.
Photography: Wendell T. Webber
Source: Martha Stewart Living, August 2001
It would be nearly impossible to improve on the cocktail umbrella, a staple of backyard luaus and fancy hotel bars. But the homemade parasols shown here, floating in tumblers of lemonade on the rocks, are the most elegant we've seen.
- Pinking shears or scallop scissors
Glue stick or double-sided tape
- Wooden skewer
Cut paper with pinking shears or scallop scissors for a decorative edge.
From each circle, remove a pie-slice shape measuring about 1/8 of the circumference. Fashion into a cone, slightly overlapping straight ends; use a glue stick or double-sided tape to secure.
Dab white craft glue inside nose of cone, and pierce tip with a wooden skewer (snip skewer for a custom fit); allow to dry.