Great idea of the day: Turn regular twigs into whimsical dancing sticks for your garden #Home#art July 9 | Stephanie Kaloi Photo by Ashbee Design. David and Marji are the brilliant minds behind Ashbee Design and my new favorite things ever: these magical red dancing sticks made from little more than string, a single screw eye, and sticks you can collect from your backyard. The best thing is the two have a tutorial for making your own versions… so far you get your fill from their site, you can get crafty and make your own yard or local walking trail a little happier. What you need Branches shaped like people 1 screw eye for each String Spray paint — color of your choice Round logs for bases Branch clippers Band saw Drill press Wooden mallet While the supplies are fairly easy to come by, the equipment necessary may not be. Either you can follow the instructions on Ashbee Design and get creating, or you can happily marvel over the sweet delicacy of the dancing sticks. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Stephanie Kaloi I am the former editor of Offbeat Families, and owner/photographer at Stephanie Kaloi Photography in Portland, OR. PREVIOUS ZOMG Smells now has ZOMG SOAPS! NEXT Monday Moment: fashion and art collide in a hair salon Show/Hide comments [ 6 ] heh, that gives me shivers. i saw "Blair Witch," i know what those are for. 😛 2 agree Reply I've never seen "blair witch" but I immediately thought of them as being tiny Ents from LOTR! Red Ents….. 1 agrees Reply Awesome! Reply Thanks for featuring our Dancing Red Sticks. The phenomenon has grown and we have made more continuing to hide them on the trails near our home. They bring smiles to everyone! Here is a link to an additional post showing photos of some of the woods locations. See Red Sticks in the Woods. These are much more dynamic! Enjoy. Reply The link doesn't work! Reply My apologies. I'll try again. Click here to see the Red dancing Sticks in other locations. If the link doesn't work, the url is http://www.ashbeedesign.com/2012/06/red-dancing-sticks-in-woods.html Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.