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Halloween Paper Straw Toppers

Identify drinks with bat and pumpkin straw sleeves: You can churn out several at a time by tracing and cutting multiple sheets of paper.

drinking straw embellishments

Photography: Barbara Donninelli

Source: Martha Stewart Living, October 2014


You can also color-sort cocktails for adults and kids: Both of our drinks — a zesty grapefruit-soda "Shirley Tempest" and a creamy, spiced pumpkin-pie milkshake — can be mixed with alcohol or without. To decorate a basic cocktail napkin, fringe the corner with small scissors, then cut the sides with fringe scissors.


  • Paper
  • Detail scissors (Pictured: Precision scissors, Martha Stewart Crafts, $15,
  • Colored paper (Pictured: Rainbow kraft paper, by Pacon, in Orange and Black, $23 for 100 ft.,
  • Pencil (graphite or white)


  1. Download and print desired template(s) onto paper, then cut out.
  2. Trace template on colored paper. Cut out. Cut slits for straw.
    paper doily cut outs

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