9 Interesting Uses For Drumsticks ... When You're Not Drumming.

Posted on October 23, 2016 by Rita Liebel | 3 Comments

Playing the drums is incredibly enjoyable, and many drummers are incomplete without their drumsticks. It doesn’t take long until you want to take your sticks everywhere. Whether you’re a professional drummer, casual drummer or not a drummer, there are many interesting uses for drumsticks when you’re not playing the drums or practicing on your pad. If you have the drumsticks with you anyway, why not find some creative uses for them?

Here are a NINE interesting uses that we’ve come up with: 
  1. Mimic a conductor and get the full effect in front of your friends and family while listening to music… or lip sync to your favorite song, using a drumstick as the microphone.
  2. Mixer: Perfect if you don’t want to use your bare hands to mix or stir your ingredients.
  3. Ring holder: secure your drumstick to a base and this would be a perfect way to safely hold your rings.
  4. Toilet paper support: secure your drumstick to a base or partially bury it vertically in a potholder full of river rocks or gravel, and voila… a toilet paper holder!
  5. Plant support: If you want to guide your plants/flowers to grow vertically, drumsticks can work well for this.
  6. Party games: “Spin the Drumstick” as the modern take on “Spin the Bottle” from the old days. =)
  7. Wind chimes: Hang a few drumsticks on a frame, and you've got yourself a percussion-themed wind chime … the sounds are unique and it makes a creative conversation piece.
  8. Snowman decoration: Drumsticks make perfect arms when building a snowman!
  9. Weapon: This seems obvious, but even more reason to carry your sticks wherever you go, right??? You never know when you need to fend off a bad guy!

I think we can all agree that the BEST use of drumsticks is PLAYING the drums! ;) ... but it was fun thinking of other uses, too! 

Please comment below if you have other unique or interesting uses for drumsticks when you’re not playing the drums. I would love to hear more ideas!

To my fellow drummers: I would be very interested to know your favorite drumsticks for gigging. Which size/brand do you use?

And for those of you who are not (yet) drummers: Give it a try it sometime… it’s a lot of fun!

Here are some cool bags that hold your drumsticks, too!

Rock on!
With love + style,

Überthings . . .

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3 Responses

angie beare
angie beare

May 05, 2019

where can i buy some pre school (preferably plastic) drumsticks with a hole in the end that i can hang up?


June 06, 2015

You will be surprised how useful and handy the drum sticks are if you use it to pick up steak, pork chops , chicken or turkey or any appropriate items there you do not want to use you hands to pick up. Or you can use them to do finger exercise……..cheers, drummers


May 16, 2015

This is such a fun little list of uses for drumsticks! I especially like the idea for wind chimes. Another idea of something you could do if you have several old drumsticks is to make a creative collage with them that you can hang on your wall.

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