So I finished the swords for the Princess Party. I got for free 5 gl and 1 gl stir sticks from the paint store. Duck tape and black electrical tape for less than $5 with coupons. These were really easy to make. I decided to use tape instead of paint, because I didn't want to spend the time sanding. I applies the metallic tape the long way as to not waste it wrapping it around the other way. I then hot glued a a cut 1 gl stick to the 5 gl one and wrapped it with black electrical tape. The boys are gonna love these.