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21 Fun Popsicle Stick Crafts That Everyone Can Enjoy Making

These humble popsicle stick crafts are cheap and durable. Whether you’re buying sticks in bulk or collecting them from actual popsicles that you and your kids are enjoying, there are a zillion popsicle stick crafts you can make.

Popsicle Stick Crafts
Creative handmade plane from popsicle sticks.

Although most of us have popsicle sticks in our crafting supply arsenal, it helps to know what to do with them. We’ve compiled a huge list of fun and creative ideas for popsicle stick crafts that people of all ages can enjoy. From simple to elegant, there’s a project on this list that you’ll fall in love with.

21 Fun Popsicle Stick Crafts

1. Geometric Hexagon Shelf

The thing we love most about this perfect minimalist geometric shelf made from popsicle sticks is that it will work in any decor, from rustic to modern.


  • About 11 popsicle sticks
  • Min-Wax stain in English Chestnut
  • Tacky glue
  • Paintbrush
  • Hexagon shelf template (optional)
  • Picture hanger (optional)

The post at Make & Do Crew gives detailed instructions, and to make it even easier, you can get the template for making this shelf by subscribing to their site for free.

View This Craft Here: Make & Do Crew

2. Popsicle Stick Gift Tags

A fun and easy craft for all ages, these gift tags made from popsicle sticks will instantly make any gift more personalized.


  • Popsicle sticks
  • Enough yard to make it around the entire gift
  • Drill for drilling holes in the sticks

You can use three sticks as shown here, or as many or few as you want.

Source: A Little Hut

3. Date Night Ideas Jar

If you’re looking for a creative way to decide what to do on your date night with your significant other, you’ll love this date night jar that’s made from popsicle sticks.


  • Wide mouth jar
  • Plastic lid for the jar
  • Pretty ribbon in whatever pattern or color you like
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Black markers that mark on wood

The Life in the Greenhouse blog has tons of suggestions for date night ideas to write on the popsicle sticks. However, this idea has endless possibilities. You can make a chore jar, for example.

Source: Life in the Greenhouse

4. Popsicle Stick Icosahedron Candle Holder

We all need some Zen every now and again, and this candle holder will definitely help you create an environment that will get you into a Zen-like state.

One of the five Platonic solids, an icosahedron in geometry is a regular polyhedron, but it has 20 identical equilateral triangular faces, 12 vertices, and 30 edges.


  • About 60 popsicle sticks
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Tape

Watch this video to learn how to make this beautiful candle holder.

We recommend using a battery-operated votive candle to light up your room.

Source: Instructables

5. 3D Arrow Art

Did you know that you can use popsicle sticks to make exciting 3D artwork for your walls? We love these arrows made from stained popsicle sticks.


  • About 47 popsicle sticks to make three arrows
  • Wood stain in whatever color you like
  • Hot glue gun and hot glue
  • Foam brushes
  • Paper towels or cheap rag
  • 3M double-sided foam tape for hanging
  • Plastic gloves to protect your hands

The great thing about this project is that you can get as creative as you want. You don’t have to do arrows. The possibilities are endless.

Source: Festoon and Frill

6. Sunburst Mirror

Who knew there were so many ways to use popsicle sticks to make home decor items? This sunburst mirror is absolutely gorgeous and will go well with Scandanavian decor.


  • Popsicle sticks in various lengths
  • Circular base
  • Hot glue
  • Paint in whatever shade you want
  • Small mirror

This unique mirror makes a great addition to a gallery wall.

Source: Gracefully Searching

7. Colorful Popsicle Stick Window Treatment

When T-Cozy visited an eclectic shop called Trohv in Baltimore, she was enthralled by the mesmerizing display of colorful popsicle sticks hanging in the shop’s windows.

According to T-Cozy, the store achieved this effect by dipping hundreds of popsicle sticks in a rainbow of paint colors. Then they drilled holes in the tops of the sticks and used varying lengths of baker’s twine to hang the sticks from a dowel.


  • Popsicle sticks
  • Paint
  • Baker’s twine
  • Dowel
  • Drill for drilling holes

This is such a fun window treatment for a home decorated in eclectic decor. It would also be perfect for a child’s playroom or artist’s studio.

Source: T-Cozy

8. Wooden Helix Vase Popsicle Stick Craft Project

We were surprised to learn that you can actually bend popsicle sticks by steaming them. The author at The Cheese Thief created a video tutorial to show her readers exactly how to do it.

Supplies and tools:

  • Pot for steaming
  • Steamer basket
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Glass vase

The process for steaming the popsicle sticks is so easy, it’s a wonder we haven’t thought of this before. These vases would look so elegant with some colorful tissue paper flowers.

Source: The Cheese Thief

9. Popsicle Stick Wall Clock

Another minimalist decor idea, this wall clock made from popsicle sticks is as elegant as it is functional. You can use whatever color popsicle sticks you want to make it perfect for your home.


  • Cheap wall clock (for example, the Ikea Rusch clock)
  • Popsicle sticks in whatever color you want
  • Sticky tape or foam tape for affixing the sticks and clock mechanism to the wall
  • Cardboard craft box (optional)

All you have to do is deconstruct the clock, which is easy. The rest of the project goes like clockwork (ha!).

Source: Hip House Girl

10. Popsicle Stick Glittery Earrings

For a gift that is elegant enough to be worn for a night on the town, you’ll love these glittery popsicle stick earrings.


  • Jumbo-sized sturdy popsicle sticks
  • Glitter
  • 2 earring hooks
  • 2 jump rings

Be sure to use study popsicle sticks for this popsicle stick craft project. If you don’t, you may end up with squares that split.

Source: The Bold Abode

11. Popsicle Stick Furniture: Side Table

You’ll need hundreds of popsicle sticks to make this quirky side table, but it’s such a fun project. What’s more, you’ll have a handy side table for a cozy spot in your home.


  • About 700 popsicle sticks
  • Hot glue gun
  • Spray-on undercoat
  • Black and white spray paint
  • Wood glue
  • Pencil

This is one of the more advanced popsicle stick crafts that’s totally worth the effort.

Source: Tamara Maynes

12. Popsicle Stick Rustic Chandelier

We were impressed with this stunning chandelier made out of popsicle sticks. It’s an intricately detailed design, but the extra work you put in will be worth it when you see this masterpiece hanging in your home.


  • Popsicle sticks
  • Embroidery hoops
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Twisty wire

You can use large or small popsicle sticks to make this chandelier, or a variety of sizes to make it even more interesting.

Source: Design Sponge

13. Popsicle Sticks Planter

Don’t you just love these adorable little popsicle stick planters? On our list of popsicle stick crafts, this is one of the easiest projects and it’s a great popsicle stick craft to make with kids.


  • Short popsicle sticks
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond
  • Sharpies Color Burst Markers
  • White acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Can or other short round container
  • Drill to drill small holes in the bottom of the can for drainage

These little planters are perfect for small cactus plants, which are easy for even kids to keep alive.

Source: Coral+Co.

14. Simple Minimalist Photo Frame

We love the simplicity of this project. These little photo frames are utterly elegant and rustic at the same time, and the project is easy for even the youngest crafters to make.


  • Popsicle sticks
  • Paint (whichever type and color you prefer)
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush
  • Medium hinge clip
  • Photo

Here’s another fun idea for these cute little frames: Glue a magnet on the back and it’s perfect for the refrigerator.


15. Popsicle Stick Crafts Lampshade

The designer who had the idea for this beautiful wooden lampshade calls it the “Ahhhh lamp” and it’s easy to see why. Not only does it make us go “Ahhhhhh” but the designer said that it reminded her of the tongue depressors doctors use as they ask us to say “Ahhhh.” A cute play on words!


  • About 175 long popsicle sticks
  • Wood glue
  • E14 lamp holder with lead
  • Small energy-saving 15-watt lamp that won’t protrude over the screen
  • Small metal socket holder
  • Cutter

This lampshade will perfectly complement many of the other projects on this list.

Source: Ich Designer

16. July 4th Independence Day Flag Popsicle Stick Craft

Finding a good Independence Day craft project can be challenging, so we were so delighted to find this cute little flag made from popsicle sticks.


  • Popsicle sticks
  • Red, white, and blue paint
  • Painters tape
  • Glue
  • Thick cardstock
  • Ribbon
  • Rhinestones in star shapes

These little flags are great for kids to hold, but they also look really cute in table decorations or sticking out of cupcakes if you make them with small popsicle sticks.

Source: A Pumpkin and a Princess

17. Alphabet Garden

Chelsey, the creator of the Buggy and Buddy blog, came up with this idea for teaching her children the alphabet. She calls it the Alphabet Garden. You can certainly do that, or you can simply create these little artificial garden pots for decor in your home, classroom, or on your desk.


  • Clay pots in varying sizes
  • Dry black beans (for the “dirt”)
  • Popsicle sticks in various sizes
  • Green liquid watercolor paint (you can also use green food coloring)
  • Flower stickers
  • Black sharpie or Wite-Out pen
  • Green felt
  • Cookie sheet or tray

If you want to make Chelsey’s Alphabet Garden, write letters on the ends of the sticks as shown in the image below.

Source: Buggy and Buddy

18. Popsicle Stick Bird Feeder

Both children and adults enjoy bird watching, and a great way to make sure you attract lots of birds to your yard is to put birdseed out for them. This colorful popsicle stick bird feeder will look amazing hanging outside your window.


  • Popsicle sticks in various colors
  • String
  • Non-toxic wood glue
  • Thin wood or cardboard for the bottom of the feeder

You can also line the bottom of the bird feeder with more popsicle sticks, but make sure they’re close enough together that the seed doesn’t fall through. Also, be sure to use non-toxic glue

Consider making several of these to place on limbs outside the windows of your home so that no matter which room you’re in, you’ll be able to enjoy watching your feathered friends.

Source: Mothering with Mindfulness

19. Chalkboard Popsicle Stick Herb and Plant Markers

These stunning popsicle stick herb and plant markers are easily the most simple yet ingenious idea on our list of popsicle stick crafts. To create these sticks, you need to use chalkboard paint.


  • Popsicle sticks
  • Black chalkboard paint
  • White chalk
  • Blue tape

We love how these sticks contrast with the terracotta pots, but of course, you can use any planters you like.

Source: Freutcake

20. Popsicle Stick Table Runner

Do you have lots of popsicle sticks lying around? If so, you can make this innovative table runner. It’s actually much easier to make than you would think.

First, you need to paint the popsicle sticks in whatever colors or designs you want. Then, flip them over onto the table. Arrange them in a pattern that you like and tape them together.


  • Blue painters tape
  • Large popsicle sticks
  • Paintbrushes
  • Watercolor paints
  • Water

Alternatively, you can tape them together before painting them, then take the entire runner outside and paint it with a splatter technique.

Source: At Home In Love


21. Popsicle Stick Wreath

With this popsicle stick wreath, you can fill your home with color. This is a super fun project for people to do with their kids. The good news is that with the versatility and affordability of popsicle sticks, any season can be wreath season.


  • Popsicle sticks (we like the dip-dyed popsicle sticks that Babble Dabble Do suggests)
  • Paper plate
  • Circle cutter or scissors
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Hole punch
  • Spray paint (optional)

These are so easy and so much fun that you can make a different wreath for every season of the year. Here’s another fun idea: Make wreaths in various sizes using different-sized popsicle sticks. Then, arrange them as a collage display.

Source: Babble Dabble Do

Popsicle Stick Crafts: Which One Is Your Favorite?

This list of popsicle stick crafts is a mega-list and you’re probably excited to get started. Which one will you make first? Let us know in the comments, and be sure to share with us any great ideas that we may have missed.

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