| | 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.