Creative Ways to Use Skewers with Karat Earth
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Creative Ways to Use Skewers with Karat Earth

By: Alyssa Deguzman

Skewers are versatile and utilized for nearly anything. While they’re most frequently used for food, they can also be repurposed for crafts and decorations. There’s really no limit to these useful sticks. Karat Earth has a range of plant-based and compostable skewers that are perfect for any use. Karat Earth skewers are also lightweight and sturdy. Get crafty while saving the planet with these multiuse eco-friendly skewers.

Bamboo Skewer Crafts

Bamboo skewers are excellent for arts and crafts. Whether it be for the upcoming holidays, a gathering, or a themed party, skewers can be customized for any occasion. Plus, using skewers to decorate is a fun, affordable, and creative way to spruce up any event or area.

1. DIY Spider Web

This DIY spider web is very quick and easy to make. It’s a great decoration option for Halloween, or in general for anyone who enjoys spooky decor all year long. Create these DIY webs with your friends and family for some fall fun!

Supplies Needed:
• 3 (or more) Karat Earth 6" Bamboo Paddle Skewers
• Yarn, String or Ribbon

1. Cross your skewers together and start wrapping your yarn, string, or ribbon around the center
2. Start weaving a spiral, looping your yarn/string/ribbon around itself so the end is held down.
3. Keep wrapping the yarn/string/ribbon between the center until they’re held together firmly and securely.
4. Begin weaving your spiral by looping your yarn/string/ribbon around each skewer then continue to the next, making the spiral as tight or as wide as you want.
5. When you reach the end, cut your yarn/string/ribbon leaving enough extra length to tie a knot around the last skewer.

2. Photobooth Props

Photobooths are always a popular party favorite. They’re a good way to get guests to interact and have fun. If you’re having a photobooth at any event or if you have one in your shop, providing props always adds an extra touch.

Supplies Needed:
Karat Earth 6'' Bamboo Picks
• Cutouts that match your theme
• Glue

1. Print out cutouts on construction or sturdy paper.
2. Cut them out and glue them onto skewers.
3. Take pictures and enjoy!

3. DIY Home Décor

Decorating your own space provides a comforting atmosphere. It’s a simple way to showcase your personality through your interests and aesthetic. While buying decorations may be practical, creating your own adds more of a personal feel to your environment. The best part is you don’t even have to be a crafty person, using skewers makes decorating easier.

• Table Centerpieces
Centerpieces enhance any table space from countertops to dining tables. They are essential to decorating. Using skewers as centerpieces require little to no effort but make for elegant décor.

Supplies Needed:
Karat Earth 6" Bamboo Paddle Skewers
• Paint/Markers
• Feathers/pictures/any other decorative material

1. Paint or color skewers.
2. Glue feathers, pictures, cutouts, etc. onto skewers.
3. Bundle them together and put them inside a vase or decorated cup.

Skewered Food Ideas

People typically use skewers for food. The combinations you can come up with are endless. Creating fun food skewers for any time of day or any party is almost effortless and are guaranteed to be a crowd favorite. These will become your new go-to snacks.

1. Appetizer Skewers

Appetizer skewers are perfect for any event, big or small. They’re easy to make and are hassle-free to clean up. These handheld, portable foods are also fast and simple to put together, requiring little to no effort.

2. Barbecue Skewers

Barbecue skewers are a must for any party. With football season in action, these are a great option to have while watching the game with some friends. Combine different proteins with a variety of vegetables for unique flavor combinations and serve them at your next gathering.

3. Dessert Skewers

People usually associate skewers to savory flavors, but desserts need love too. Be different at your next get together and create dessert skewers. These sweet treats are a creative way to incorporate delectable flavor into your next social occasion.

4. Fruit Skewers

Fruit skewers are a healthy and refreshing snack alternative to have. Stack your favorite fruits together and enjoy for yourself or serve at your next get-together. These are perfect for anyone on a health kick or just to indulge on a warm day or evening.

5. Fruit Bouquet

Fruit bouquets can be used as decoration or can be given as a gift. Instead of real flowers, try creating your own fruit bouquet. Not only are they edible and customizable to anyone’s preference, but they also look pretty. Flower bouquets can also be an option to give to your guests as a thank you for attending your event.

6. Candy Bouquet

Candy bouquets can also be used as decoration or given as a gift. They would fit in well on a dessert table or candy bar. You could also craft some candy bouquets for your loved ones this Halloween season.

Shop our various skewer styles below.

1. Karat Earth 3.5" Bamboo Pick - Red
2. Karat Earth 3.5" Bamboo Paddle Skewer
3. Karat Earth 6" Bamboo Paddle Skewer
4. Karat Earth 6” Bamboo Pick
5. Karat Earth 4” Bamboo Knot Skewer
6. Karat Earth 6” Bamboo Heart Knot Skewer
7. Karat Earth 7” Bamboo Knot Skewer