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Today I thought I'd show you how to make your own cute drink umbrellas and other fun drink toppers! Whether you’re trying to increase your water intake or relaxing on the deck with something refreshingly fruity, these will definitely liven up your glass.
Mermaid Drink Toppers
Start by drawing your mermaids using Tombow Dual Brush Pens on watercolor paper (you can copy these if you don’t feel confident creating your own) then use a paintbrush and water to soften and blend each area of ink to get the watercolor effect. Once they are dry, draw on the details with your Mono Drawing Pen, cut them out, and glue them onto pink paper straws with Mono Aqua Liquid Glue!
Watermelon Drink Umbrellas
To make these watermelon drink umbrellas start by cutting a circle out of green paper, and a slightly smaller circle out of pink paper (you can make your own colored paper with Dual Brush Pens, water, and watercolor paper). On the pink circle, use your Mono Drawing Pen to draw some watermelon seeds. Fold each circle in half, unfold it, turn it and fold again. Repeat until you have eight evenly-spaced creases coming out from the center. Cut along one of the creases, to the center, overlap those panels at the cut and glue them together with Mono Adhesive Dots. Repeat on the second circle and glue the pink circle on top of the green one. Dot some Mono Aqua Liquid Glue on the inside point of the umbrella and push a long toothpick through from the inside. If you’re worried about it being too pointy, snip off the very tip of the toothpick once the glue is dry.
Strawberry Drink Toppers
For the last pink drink topper, start by drawing strawberry shapes using Dual Brush Pens on watercolor paper. Next, soften and blend the ink with a paintbrush and water for a watercolor look. Once they are dry use your Mono Drawing Pen to outline the strawberries and draw on some seeds. Cut them out, and use Mono Aqua Liquid Glue to glue them to toothpicks and you’re done!
Out of the three drink toppers I showed you today which is your favorite?