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10 Unique Decorative Skewers

By Soraia Martins September 22, 2021, 1:54 pm

Skewers have been in use since prehistoric times, and their function has not changed that much over time. With a pointed tip on one end and a grip of some kind on the other, the delicate yet convenient skewer mainly ensures different food pieces stay together as one portion. Some foods cannot even go without “skewer” in their name, or otherwise, it loses its meaning, like chicken skewers.

If you are hosting a party and want to add that extra touch to the food you are serving, get ready for some unique decorative skewer inspiration. From DIY skewers to actual pieces of art on a stick, you will not leave here without jotting down some ideas for your next shindig.

Red Bead Bamboo Pick

Skewer holding food with red bead Source: southerlycourse at Canva Photos

Decorative skewers go with all types of canapes, and this bamboo pick with a red bead on top is no exception. The skewer completes this small dish and gives it a little bit of color while making it easy to savor. A super cute addition to a creative appetizer, for sure!

Fleur-de-Lys Set

Fleur de lys skewers on watermelon Source: tosher at Canva Photos

Fleur-de-lys is a powerful symbol used in many countries and carries a diverse and significant meaning in each of them. However, as a decorative skewer, it looks lovely and elegant, giving that extra touch of class to something as unassuming as watermelon cubes.

DIY Globe Skewers

DIY skewer with paper globe Source: AlenaZamotaeva at Canva Photos

Bring your craft skills to the table and make some DIY globe skewers that will bring your dish up a notch. This hands-on project is great if you plan a party that follows a specific theme and do not have time to purchase the perfect skewers. Just get your hands on some printables and glue them to wooden sticks.

Strawberry and Yogurt Stick

Strawberry and yogurt skewers Source: iStockVadim at Canva Photos

There are many recipes you can take to a whole new level just by adding innovative details. If you are throwing a spring party or a tea party, for example, these strawberry and yogurt sticks will make the loveliest skewers to put on fruit. You can also eat them as such, like a delightful snack or dessert.

Tying the Knot

Knotted bamboo skewer on canapes Source: Maestrovideo at Canva Photos

One of the most well-known decorative skewers is definitely the bamboo skewer with the looped knot on one end. Although many people use them, they are still an excellent and unique option when serving your guests a plate of canapés or olives.

See-Through Rods

Fruit cocktails with see through skewers Source: niromaks at Canva Photos

This fancy collection of fruit cocktails could not be complete without some equally fancy see-through skewers that give them a sleek touch of elegance. A presentation like this would be perfect for a wedding reception or a Sunday brunch with friends.

Candy Skewers

Colorful candy skewers Source: FCerez at Canva Photos

Don’t know what to do for your kid’s birthday party? We’ve got a suggestion that will make you think twice about skewers: candy skewers! Pick some of your kid’s favorite gummies and stick them on skewers. You can even use fruit as the base layer to keep them up — and look colorfully fantastic!

Monochromatic Skewers

Colorful skewers on burgers Source: Thanos Pal at Unsplash

Leave it to the wholesome burger to raise the level of monochromatic cuteness with different colored skewers for each burger. These sleek skewers are keeping those juicy, delicious burgers and their varied layers together while staying elegantly put. These unique semitransparent skewers with a tiny handle on top are definitely fun and give that extra touch to your meal.

Carrot Art

Carved carrots on skewers Source: CuorerouC at Canva Photos

Want to wow your guests with literal pieces of art? Carrots are a fantastic vegetable that you can carve out and stick on wooden rods. These will make for a beautiful presentation and unique decorative skewers for your starters or snacks.

Stars and Stripes

Hot dogs with us flag on picks Source: Jay Wennington at Unsplash

The quintessential American food begs for a special kind of skewer. These hot dogs are looking fabulous with their DIY picks sporting the US flag in all its glory. Just print a couple of flags, glue them to wooden picks, and enjoy your meal.

Conclusion

Whatever the reason for the festivities, going with unique decorative skewers to adorn your food is a lovely idea. Skewers of all sizes, colors, and shapes are a cute addition to the food presentation and even serve the specific purpose of keeping the portions together as one. These suggestions are sure to give you a whole new perspective on such a small detail that can change your entire dish.

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