I grabbed some paint- gouache and watercolors both work well for this.
Coffee Stirrer Wall Art
Hi there! I have way too many of these coffee stirrers, and I decided to try and use them in a project. What I ended up making completely exceeded my expectations and look great hanging in our bathroom!
You'll also need bowl or containers for your paint.
Squeeze a nice amount of pigment into a bowl (use a separate bowl for each color). Then add in some water.
Mix in some water
You're going to want to create a very saturated watery mixture of paint and water. The more concentrated it is, the more color will show up on the sticks.
This is what each color looked like.
Drop the stirrers in
I then placed the sticks into the mixtures and let them sit for 3-4 hours.
This is what they looked like just from mixing the paint! The wood soaks up the pigment really nicely.
Let them sit...
Let them dry
After 3-4 hours take the stirrers out of the paint, and let them dry. It should only take 15 minutes or so. How vibrant are they?!
Glue stirrers to canvas
I then grabbed 2 canvases, and began to haphazardly glue the stirrers on in a random pattern. I used a hot glue gun.
I then added on more layers to cover the whole canvas. I trimmed the tops of the top most layer so there is a flat top.
The Finished Art!
I love how they turned out! They add such a colorful and fun vibe to our bathroom wall.
I hope you liked this project and give it a try yourself!