Sometimes I end up with quite a few small Santa heads, as a result of demonstrating whittling a small face. Normal uses of these pieces have been to put either an EYE screw or a PIN BACK on them.
Last year I tried to think of another way to use the excess Santa's. I settled on PARTY PICKS. All I had to do was drill a hole in the bottom and place a skewer.
I took a bunch to a local carving show/sale. No interest at all! The Santa's with a pin back and eye screws sold, but not the party picks. Finally a young fellow stopped and picked one up and looked at it. I said, "party pick". He said, "swizzle stick"! That's just what I need! He said, I'm bar tender, and I need something special for some of my good customers, at Christmas time...This fellow was the only person who was able to see what he could do with the Santa skewers. I gave him all ten for thanks...
I now display the SANTA SKEWERS with olives, and always sell out........NOTE - The olives are whittled too.