10 Pretty Party Toothpicks to Buy or DIY

updated May 2, 2019
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Decorative toothpicks (or food picks, rather, if we’re being precise) are a fun and easy way to perk up party appetizers. You can DIY these pretty picks—think ribbons and decorative tape—or, if you’re not the crafty kind, you can also buy them. They can be practical or simply decorative – you pick! Or, er, they pick. You get the idea.

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Ribbon Food Picks from Sweet Art Food Design via Kara’s Party Ideas (Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

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1 Ribbon Food Picks, from Sweet Art Food Design via Kara’s Party Ideas
2 Mini Crepe Paper Flower Favors DIY, from Oh Happy Day – it’s the flower toothpick that we’re looking at!
3 Daisy-Topped Hors d’Oeuvres Toothpicks, via Martha Stewart
4 Washi Tape Toothpick Flags, via Hungry Girl Por Vida

Shopping Resources: Toothpick flags are the quickest way to create decorative food picks. A search for washi tape on Etsy brings up a ton of styles and patterns.

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5 Wee Medallion Food Picks, $28 for pack of 24 from BHDLN
6 Colorful Flavor Toothpicks, $5.40 for pack of 50 from Martice Supplies
7 4″ Knotted Pick, $0.25/each from Garnish
8 Mini Starburst Food Picks, $2.75 for set of 12 from 2HeartStudio
9 Vintage Girl Food Picks, $4.39 for set of 24 from EKSuccessBrands
10 Vintage Clown Head Party Food Picks, $3.50 from Nelda Maes Closet

Shopping Resource: Check out BelowBlink on Etsy for a big selection of decorative food picks.

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