When it was time to put the party together for Issue 9, I needed something interesting for the food! I looked for cute picks, skewers, etc. and finally realized I could just make them myself. Hello!
I had already bought paint samples from Lowe’s (you can get any paint color in a sample – the best $3 purchase ever!) to make the tabletop, so I literally just dipped the skewers in the little containers of paint. So easy! One tip though…to get more paint on the skewer, I tilted the jar on its side as far as I could without spilling.
Of course I couldn’t lay them down to dry, so I had to get a little creative for that part. I tied twine between a ladder and a trash can in our garage – happened to be what was available and handy – and hung the skewers with clothespins. It actually worked great! Be sure to put something underneath to catch dripping paint!
I made all of the skewers in an evening, so it was a very doable project – time and cost wise! AND what a simple way to tie in the colors you’re using for a party or table setting.
Here are a few pics of the skewers in action…