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Free Printables: Patriotic Drink Parasols

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4th of july cocktail drink parasols

If you’re on the lookout for some fun ideas for your 4th of July parties this weekend, here are some new free party printables for you!

I decided to create a more traditional red, white, & blue version of the printable drink parasols from our recent Color Your Summer party theme. Here they are…

4th of july cocktail drink parasols

4th of july cocktail drink parasols

(The original designs could easily work for 4th of July as well, but they feature a red/white/aqua color scheme with yellow accents for a twist on the traditional palette.)

You’ll find the download link & DIY instructions for the Patriotic Parasols below, and here are a few more shots of the original drink parasols in action:  

4th of july cocktail drink parasols

4th of july cocktail drink parasols

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PATRIOTIC DRINK PARASOLS

You’ll need:
bamboo skewers, parasol patterns, glue stick, tape, and glue dots or hot glue

Directions:
1.
Click here to download the patterns for the red, white, & blue parasols pictured here.

2. Using photo-quality card stock, print and cut out the parasol patterns, then cut a slit from the edge of each pattern to its center. Slightly overlap the sides of the slit until the circle forms a parasol shape, securing the edges with glue stick and tape.

3. Use glue dots or a dab of hot blue to the underside of the parasol’s point, using it to secure the bamboo skewer in place. Trim the bamboo skewer to desired height.

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*P.S. You can also use these to create cute little “patriotic beach umbrellas” for cupcakes! Just cut the bamboo skewers even shorter and insert them into frosted cupcakes that are sprinkled with brown sugar for a “sand” effect.

By |2016-12-23T07:23:43+00:00July 2nd, 2010|Free Printables, July 4th / Patriotic|

About the Author:

Jennifer Sbranti is the founder of Hostess with the Mostess®, a creative living and party planning resource established in 2006. She lives in Northern California with her husband, Sonny, and daughters Macy (8) and Rylie (6). Sbranti’s work has been featured in media outlets such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, Real Simple, People, InStyle Weddings, and Extra! TV. She has designed creative content and unique live events for several well-respected brands, including Mattel, Coca-Cola, The Hershey Company, Toys”R”Us, Pottery Barn Kids, and Starbucks.

11 Comments

  1. [email protected] July 2, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    Very clever and festive! Love them!

  2. Jessica Hembree July 2, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    I love the idea of using them on cupcakes!

  3. Courtney @ Pizzazzerie July 2, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    Oh. My. WORD Jenn – these are UNREAL! Might be my favorite thing I have seen on HWTM. Loving it. Off to share with the Pizzazzerie facebook page.

  4. Kim - The TomKat Studio July 3, 2010 at 7:35 am

    ADORABLE!

  5. Iris July 3, 2010 at 9:10 am

    These are so cute, thanks so much for sharing!

  6. Jeanne Benedict July 3, 2010 at 11:07 am

    Love these! Very sassy! Again you’re brilliant!

  7. Brandy @ The Moody Fashionista July 3, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    So perfect & fun! Thank you!

  8. Anne July 12, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    These printable patriotic drink parasols are really fun. They make a great accent for the drink and really add to the spirit of celebration. Thank you for sharing.

  9. Alaynah Boyd July 13, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    These are adorable! What an easy way to print them out in mass. and free! Thanks!

  10. cherry July 22, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Hi. I am a stay at home mommy in India. Loved your printable “Drinks Parasols.” But unfortunately the link that you have so kindly provided does not seem to be working.
    If you could mail me the link I would be really grateful.
    Thanks and really appreciate the “Fabulous” work that you do.

  11. siera June 15, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    How do you cut them out with it looking so perfect? Do you have a round cutter or is somthing you can import into a sillouhette?

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