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Old 05-01-2011, 07:10
prleaf prleaf is offline
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Default Re: Covering a dowel with ribbon? Or, what's the best paint to use?

omg . . what a project you've taken on!

i personally don't like to paint dowels for kids . . . just for the reasons you've said.

if i did have to cover a dowel . . . i'd make/sew a sleeve out of fabric or ribbon . . . this would allow both ends to be covered nicely. you could also tuck in ribbon to the end seam to make streamers hanging down . . .

i have some wands from my window vertical blinds! i hate those things hanging down and just adjust the light by twisting the thingie at the top.


edit . . . if you're adventuresome . . . and i've never tried this on wood . . . but to make it non/toxic . . . i've dyed some kid's stuff using jello . . .

Last edited by prleaf; 05-01-2011 at 07:13.
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