Monday, 19 January 2015

January Reuse-it Item: Popsicle Sticks

After the holiday season, January is a bit of a slow and usually very cold month! Check out these fun activities for reusing popsicle sticks that are perfect to do inside on a snowy weekend. Share your ideas below, we'd love to hear them!

Nichole

Source: Babble
I haven't tried to craft with popsicle sticks since elementary school, but some of the ideas I've come across lately make me want to give them another go! Check out this gorgeous sculpture, made from hot-gluing sticks together into a unique shape. 
With a cute little tea light inside, this can be an awesome gift, centrepiece or room accent for any time of year!



 
RuthAnn

Popsicle sticks are a crafter’s dream. However they have lots of practical uses outside of crafting, too! Check out this list of 14 Clever, Non-crafty Uses for Popsicle Sticks.
As a history buff—and someone who’s teacher brother-in-law once built a working trebuchet for his students—this project (left) particularly appeals to me: How To Build A Popsicle Stick Catapult.


Tamara

Source: The Cheese Thief
Here is a chic way to do something with extra popsicle sticks you may accumulate - a popsicle stick helix vase! It's not too hard to make - just spend a bit of time bending the wood and arranging in a cylindrical glass vase. The full instructions and a video tutorial are available at : http://www.thecheesethief.com/2011/12/bending-popsicle-sticks-for-wooden.html
You can even write a cute message on the inside or decorate them to add a little personal touch!



Source: Momtastic DIY
Michelle
Christmas is over but that doesn’t mean you cannot prep for next year! Using wooden sticks, foam cone and a glue gun; you can achieve this original Christmas decoration that you can put anywhere in the house. You can get the kids to paint or decorate before or after gluing.






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