Looking for fun DIY projects at little cost? Well, once you are done enjoying your favorite tasty treats from our pop shop on college, or our Revolution Artisan Pops Factory at Revolution Market, here are 5 crafts that you can easily do with the leftover popsicle sticks:
1) Create a photo frame
This DIY project is super simple, but allows you to express your creativity. You can choose any shape for your frame (square, circle, star, etc.) and paint it however you would like. Other designs include additional decorations such as jewels or stickers. The possibilities are endless! Here’s a great link with instructions and more design inspiration.
2) Design a birdhouse
This project is going to test your inner architectural skills. Once you have saved up enough popsicle sticks, you will glue the individual sticks together in the style of a house (we recommend using super glue to ensure the longevity of your design). The size of the house is entirely up to your disclosure, but make sure the house contains a floor, at least three walls, and a roof. If you are looking to get extra creative, you can even design a small crate to hold birdseed for your feathered friends. Although this project will definitely take some time (plus a lot of popsicle sticks), the results will be worth it when you have your own unique birdhouse. Here’s a link to instructions!
3) Create drink coasters
Sick of seeing those water stains on all of your tables? Then this is the perfect DIY project for you! Simply arrange the popsicle sticks according to your design, glue them together, and voila! You have the perfect coaster for your beverages. If you want to go above and beyond, you can etch a design of your choosing into the coaster, but here’s instructions for a basic version!
4) Design a personalized bookmark
Instead of “dog-earring” the pages of your favorite books to save your place, why not try creating a bookmark? This requires only ONE popsicle stick. Express your creativity in designing your personalized bookmark; you can even glue a feather to the top of the stick to add an additional flare)! This DIY project can also make the perfect gift! Show your family and friends how much you love them by taking the time to decorate and personalize their very own bookmark. The possibilities for the design on this project are endless- here’s another variety!
5) Create your own ornaments
This project is perfect for the holiday season, but can also be fun to do year round! Simply create an ornament in the shape and style that you want and attach a string or ribbon. Once you are finished, find the perfect place to hang your new decoration (doorknob, patio, etc). Save your sticks now and start gearing up for December! Making the ornaments in the picture is pretty easy- if you feel like kicking it up a notch, try these popsicle stick Christmas trees or popsicle stick sled ornaments!
These projects are kid friendly, so don’t forget to have your little ones help you out, and if you try any of these crafts, let us know how they go- we would love to see your handiwork!
*Additional recommended items: super glue, paint, jewels, ribbon, string, tape, feathers