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Dandiya Sticks
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Dandiya Sticks



  1. A pair of 5/8 “dowels cut to 18” length,
  2. acrylic paint, satin ribbons (about 1.5m), Tacky glue, flat small sequins, brush-on varnish, 2 pom-poms, 2 small round hooks, bells(ghungroo).
  3. wire or 2 small metallic rings to attach ghungroo, flat golden lace(optional), hair dryer to expedite drying.



  1. Slightly smoothen the two ends of the dowels with sand paper or any rough rock!
  2. Screw in the small round hooks on one end of each dowel and hang the ghungaroos using wire or small rings. You can also tie it with thread if you do not have rings.
  3. Paint the dowels with one or more colors of your choice.
  4. Stick one end of the ribbon at one end of the dowel in slant and begin to wind it around but not too close. See the picture. Apply glue in between.
  5. Cut it at the end of the dowel. You can wind another ribbon beside it and the golden in the center.
  6. Stick flat small sequins on the non ribbon space in between. Stick a pom-pom on the other end of each dowel. Let the project dry completely.
  7. Apply 1 or 2 coats of varnish on the dowel. Let dry between coats. This will secure the ribbons, lace and the sequins. Let it stand diagonally against the wall for drying. Use hair dryer if possible.

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