Popsicle Stick Christmas Crafts Ideas – DIY Tree Ornaments

by Kremy

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.

Popsicle Stick Christmas Crafts Ideas DIY tree ornaments

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

Popsicle Stick Christmas Crafts Fun Family Activities


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

How to Make Popsicle Stick Christmas Ornaments


  • Popsicle sticks
  • Mini craft sticks
  • Twine
  • Strong glue

For the snowman:

  • Snowflake sticker
  • Small black buttons
  • Black and white paint
  • Orange cardstock for the nose
  • Sharpie
  • Red glitter paint

For the Santa:

  • Small red pom-pom
  • Small googly eyes
  • Cotton balls
  • White pom pom for santa’s hat
  • Red and natural beige paint
  • Small black buttons

For the Christmas Tree:

  • Gold glitter stars
  • Green paint
  • Rhinestones
  • 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.

How to make Snowman Popsicle Stick ornament

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.

How to Make a Santa Popsicle Stick Craft Ideas

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.

Christmas Tree:

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.

Christmas Tree Popsicle Stick Craft Ideas for kids

Then add gold and red rhinestones around your tree.

Glue some twine to the back.

DIY Popsicle Stick Snowflake Ornaments

DIY Popsicle Stick Snowflake Ornaments


  • Popsicle sticks
  • Hot glue gun
  • Tacky glue
  • Glitter stickers
  • Christmas bells
  • Silver glitter
  • Tinsel pom poms
  • Fabric snowflakes
  • Twine


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

Easy DIY Popsicle Stick Santa


  • 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 Q-tip
  • 1 cotton ball
  • Red ribbon


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.

Easy DIY Popsicle Stick Santa Tree Ornaments Step by Step

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

DIY Popsicle Santa Hat Christmas Ornament


  • Popsicle sticks
  • Hot glue gun
  • Red paint
  • Cotton balls
  • White pom poms
  • Liquid glue
  • 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

Glittering Popsicle Stick Christmas Trees Crafts for Kids


  • 3 Green Popsicle Sticks
  • 1 Purple Popsicle Stick
  • 4″ of Twine
  • Sticker Rhinestones
  • Glittery Foam Star Stickers
  • Hot Glue


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.

DIY Glittering Popsicle Stick Christmas Trees

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

How to make Craft Stick Christmas Tree Photo Ornaments


  • Craft sticks (colored or plain)
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Hot glue
  • Decorations – buttons, small bells, beaded starts, plastic jewels, etc.
  • Photo


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

DIY 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
  • Hot glue
  • Twine
  • Paintbrushes


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.

Popsicle Stick Christmas Crafts – Easy Reindeer Ornament

Christmas Craft Ideas for Kids Easy Popsicle Stick Reindeer


  • Popsicle sticks (or craft sticks)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Glue stick
  • Roed or black pom pom
  • Small yellow pom poms
  • Black marker
  • Paintbrush
  • Brown paint
  • Colored cardstock


Take 4 popsicle sticks and line them up. Cut a regular popsicle stick into thirds.

Stretch a glue dot along the length of the cut popsicle sticks and glue horizontally across the top, middle, and bottom of the 4 popsicle sticks.

Flip the 4 popsicle sticks over and paint them with brown paint. Let dry completely.

Glue the reindeer eyes.

Use the black marker to draw a smile below the nose.

Take the red pom pom and glue it slightly below and in between the eyes.

Glue the antlers to the top of the popsicle sticks.

Glue the reindeer’s collar

Glue 3 yellow mini pom poms across the reindeer’s collar.

DIY Car and Truck Popsicle Stick Christmas Ornaments

DIY Car and Truck Popsicle Stick Christmas Ornaments


  • Colorful craft sticks
  • glue gun
  • glitter paper (or photo) for window
  • cinnamon sticks
  • green pipe cleaners
  • black buttons
  • twine


Use hot glue to attach small black buttons to the bottoms of two popsicle sticks.

Glue two popsicle sticks horizontally above the buttons.

Use a pen to mark across the two popsicle sticks facing upward. Cut the popsicle sticks using your marks as a guide

Glue one of the cut ends of the popsicle sticks across the top to make the hood of the car.

DIY Car and Truck Popsicle Stick Christmas Ornaments step by step

Cut a piece of the glitter paper in the shape of the car window and glue to the back of the ornament.

Break one of the cinnamon sticks in half and get one green pipe cleaner

Starting at one end of the pipe cleaner, wrap around in a spiral, then attach the other end to the bottom so that the tree keeps its shape.

Slide the cinnamon stick into the bottom of the tree

Use a hot glue gun to attach the pipe cleaner tree to the top of the car.

Tie the ends of a small piece of twine to make a loop, then hot glue the knotted end to the back of the ornament.


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DIY Christmas tree ornaments craft ideas for children



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