Not sure where to post this. As my supply of long, wood handled Q-tips has dwindled, I've been searching for affordable replacements. I'm not having good luck with that, so being the cheapskate that I am, I made some of my own using conventional short Q-tips and some coffee stir sticks. Coffee stir sticks aren't created equal; you'll need the thin ones. Cut the Q-tip in half and give it a crimp so it stays put and simply slide it into one of the ends of the stir stick.