Freshen up with these DIY swizzle sticks. Photo: Martha Stewart
I celebrated another birthday this week, so I've got party decor on the brain, and this is one of my favorite tutorials
from Ms. Martha herself (do I need a last name here?). Swizzle sticks are a surefire way to add a touch of elegance to your table setting, whether you're hosting a dinner party or entertaining a simple gathering of friends.
The tutorial includes a super easy-to-use template and requires just a few handy materials like tissue paper, floral tape, scissors and stamens. That's it!
And while we're on the subject of drink decor, here's one of my favorite spritzer recipes
from Real Simple. Or, you can throw a fun margarita party with these great tips from ShelterPop.
Lastly, while we enjoy just a few more days of summer, why not check out The Scentual Life
, DIY Life's round-up of summery drinks. After all, you don't need a party to enjoy a refreshing drink -- all swizzle sticks aside.