Winter holiday are approaching and this means that it is time to make various decorations for the Christmas tree and gifts for loved ones. Popsicle stick Christmas crafts ideas will help you, especially if you are looking for something that you have not done before. Popsicle Christmas ornaments and decorations are very popular and original. You can craft unique decorative elements together with the children. The materials are available in craft stores and you do not need any special skills. Actually, this is one of the best activities for children as they can create incredible things from literally nothing.
The most important thing is to turn on your imagination so that the crafts are interesting. You can make a Christmas tree, Santa Claus, Snowman, etc. You can paint, glue and decorate your ornaments, use beads and glitter, colorful ribbons, etc. It is even very important to have fun and usefully spend time with children!
Popsicle Stick Christmas Crafts are a Real Fun Family Activity
If you have never tried popsicle stick Christmas crafts, then the coming holidays are a good reason to visit your local craft store and get some materials. The good news is that you do not have to spend a lot of money, as popsicle sticks are quite affordable. If you love DIY projects, you surely have a hot glue gun, a variety of beads and sequins, paints and colored paper. We will show you some great ideas so look at the tutorials and the photos in the gallery below.
How to Make Popsicle Stick Christmas Ornaments
Mini craft sticks
For the snowman:
Small black buttons
Black and white paint
Orange cardstock for the nose
Red glitter paint
For the Santa:
Small red pom-pom
Small googly eyes
White pom pom for santa’s hat
Red and natural beige paint
Small black buttons
For the Christmas Tree:
Gold glitter stars
Gold glitter paper for the trunk or brown cardstock
Paint 4 popsicle sticks white and glue them together.
Paint a mini craft stick black and glue to the top of the snowman. Paint the remaining top black.
Cut two strips of red glitter paper and add slits to the end. Glue down to make the scarf. Then glue on two small black buttons.
Make a carrot nose from orange cardstock and glue on. Draw the eyes and mouth with a black sharpie.
Glue on the snowflake and some twine to the back.
Glue 4 popsicle sticks together. You can add a mini craft stick to the back to help with gluing them together. Then paint the bottom red and natural beige at the top.
Cut a hat out of red glitter paper and glue down to the top.
Glue a white pom pom to the top of the hat.
Glue on small googly eyes and a red pom pom for the face.
Using cotton balls, glue down for the brim of the hat and around the face to make a beard.
Glue 3 black buttons down.
Add some twine to the back for hanging.
Paint 2 regular popsicle sticks and 1 mini craft stick green. Glue them together. Add a small gold glitter paper square to the bottom for the trunk.
Add a gold glitter star to the top.
Then add gold and red rhinestones around your tree.
Glue some twine to the back.
DIY Popsicle Stick Snowflake Ornaments
Hot glue gun
Tinsel pom poms
Paint the popsicle sticks and glue them together. To form a snowflake, put a small bit of hot glue in between each popsicle stick.
Add a bit of hot glue to the back and add your twine for hanging.
Decorate the snowflakes with glitter stickers, Christmas bells, pom poms, silver glitter, etc.
Easy DIY Popsicle Stick Santa Ornaments
1 large popsicle stick
1 small yellow pom pom
1 small white pom pom
1 mini red pom pom
Black, red and white craft paint
1 cotton ball
Paint 2/3 of the popsicle stick with red paint as well as a small portion at the top for the hat.
Once the paint is dry, add a white stripe at both red edges as well as a black stripe around the center of the popsicle stick. Use a Q-tip to help make an even line.
Use the back of a paintbrush to add 2 small black dots for eyes.
Using the glue gun, add a white pom pom to the hat and a yellow pom pom on the black stripe for Santa’s belt.
For Santa’s beard, stretch out a cotton ball and glue it to the bottom of the face
Glue a 4 inch loop of red ribbon to the back of the popsicle stick for hanging.
Popsicle Santa Hat Christmas Ornament
Hot glue gun
White pom poms
String for hanging
Hot glue three Popsicle sticks together to form a triangle.
Paint the triangle red, and let it dry.
Glue cotton balls along the bottom of the hat, and glue one right on top.
Tie or glue on a piece of string to hang your ornament.
Popsicle Stick Christmas Crafts – Glittering Trees
3 Green Popsicle Sticks
1 Purple Popsicle Stick
4″ of Twine
Glittery Foam Star Stickers
Cut the green popsicle sticks into 6 pieces in 1/2″, 1″, 1-1/2″, 2″, 2-1/2″ and 3″ lengths.
To cut the popsicle sticks, firmly cut into the popsicle stick on both sides of the popsicle stick a few times. Then bend it and it should cleanly snap apart where you scored it.
Add a generous glob of hot glue on the end of the purple popsicle stick, place both ends of the twine on top of the glue, then sandwich the 1/2″ piece of green popsicle stick on top to hold the twine hanger in place.
Line up the remaining 5 green popsicle stick pieces evenly on the purple popsicle stick and glue them in place with hot glue.
Use hot glue to attach the sparkly foam sticker star.
Decorate your tree with the glittery rhinestones!
DIY Craft Stick Christmas Tree Photo Ornaments
Craft sticks (colored or plain)
Decorations – buttons, small bells, beaded starts, plastic jewels, etc.
Glue your craft stick together in a triangle.
Glue on your craft materials in any design or order on the sides of the triangle.
Cut your pipe cleaner so it can be folded in half and be large enough to hang on a tree branch. Glue to the top underside of your tree.
Hot glue the back sides of your ornament, add your photo, and press tight to seal. Cut around the sides to remove excess photo.
How to Make a Popsicle Stick Toy Soldier Ornament
Jumbo craft sticks
Mini craft sticks
Red, yellow, blue, and black acrylic paint
Foam brushes, sponge tip and plastic insert removed
Satin Mod Podge
Tacky craft glue
Use the blue, red, and yellow paint to make a toy soldier uniform on the wide craft sticks.
Use the end of a paintbrush dipped in yellow paint to make buttons for the soldier’s uniform.
Use red and yellow paint and mini craft sticks to create arms for the toy soldier ornaments. Dip the end of a small paintbrush into black paint to make eyes for the soldier ornaments.
Glue all of the ornament pieces together with tacky craft glue or hot glue.
Squeeze a small drop of glue inside of the sponge tip, then slide the sponge onto the toy soldier’s head.
Attach a loop of twine to the back of the ornament using the hot glue.