Does anyone have any creative ideas using broken drumsticks?

by Sharyn
My son is a drummer and wants to keep his spent sticks. I'd like to find something fun to do with them that he can display.

  9 answers
  • Julie King Julie King on Jul 17, 2017
    I don't know how many you have yet but you could create a really neat headboard with them arranged on a piece of plywood. You can play with a lot of different patterns until you find the one you like best. Use E6000 to glue them down. Let it lay flat for a few days to make sure it is completely dry.

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    • Sharyn Sharyn on Jul 19, 2017
      Thank you! Your idea gave me some inspiration. I'm thinking past sheet music to a board and arrange the sticks into his initials over the top

  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Jul 17, 2017
    Hi Sharyn, Here is a collage of a bunch of ideas. Some will have instructions, some will not. To see the page, click on the picture the click on See Page on the right. Hope this gives you some inspiration.

    Good luck!

  • Gale O'Neal Gale O'Neal on Jul 18, 2017
    How about a shadow box with an album cover of the type of music he plays? If he has recorded albums, use those albums (if it is all digital, make a copy of it and decoupage it on an old Goodwill vinyl album.) You can make several with either all black frames and colorful album cover to showcase his broken drum sticks. Or, If he doesn't care if you trim the sticks, you can make him a box using all of the broken sticks. Either glue onto an existing box and perhaps write the name of the song he broke the stick on. Could be an interesting project.

  • Sharyn Sharyn on Jul 18, 2017
    Great idea! Thank you!!

  • Julie King Julie King on Jul 19, 2017
    Love this!! Be sure to post a picture of your finished piece. I'm sure it will be great!

  • Sharyn Sharyn on Jul 24, 2017
    So here are a few pictures of my completed project. I added some of the tiny pieces that my son likes to leave on the rug under his drum set. Placement of the sticks turned out to be the hardest part. 1. deciding how to organize them (I am not good at random) 2. mounting them with the E6000. I have no doubt that the glue is good. It was a mess to use though.
    Thank you all for the ideas!

  • Hdidh Hdidh on Sep 29, 2019

    I cut the beads off and put them on a necklace

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Sep 21, 2022

    Make a picture or Sculpture using them.