How to Customize Drumsticks Yourself

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How to Customize Drumsticks Yourself
Individualise plain drumsticks by decorating them. (chop sticks image by Jeffrey Zalesny from

If playing the drums in public, such as in a band, make the experience more exciting for the crowd by decorating the drumsticks with a few basic craft materials. When decorating the drumsticks, make them look sparkly and shiny, which will reflect the light during the gig. Craft materials needed to decorate the drumsticks can be purchased any art or hobby supply store.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Newspaper
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Glitter
  • Glitter glue

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  1. 1

    Place the drumsticks onto a sheet of newspaper.

  2. 2

    Paint craft glue over the outside of the drumsticks.

  3. 3

    Sprinkle glitter over the wet glue, then allow the glue to dry completely. Shake off the excess glitter.

  4. 4

    Squeeze glitter glue into patterns over the drumsticks. Create patterns, such as swirls and spirals.

  5. 5

    Allow the glitter glue to dry completely before using the customised drumsticks.

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