1. You can glue them to the outside of glass candle holders (such as in the link) to make rustic candle holders. http://www.homedit.com/beautiful-diy-wood-sticks-candle-holders/
2. You could make a star burst wreath or a star burst mirror. Maybe spray paint them silver for a cool futuristic look.
3. You could use some of them to make antlers on a deer sculpture, if you're sculpturally inclined.
4. Oh! and what I did with the small twigs was use them for the base of God's Eyes. http://gingerbreadsnowflakes.com/node/73 I love how this person beads hers. I'm planning to do this when I get more yarn. I already have the beads, monofilament and twigs!
OK, now...what can I do with old blankets?