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DIY Popsicle Stick Bracelets Are Super Stylish

You’ve never seen popsicle stick bracelets like these! Learn how to make them super stylish with beads, paint, chains, and more.

Super Stylish Popsicle Stick Bracelets

It’s back to school craft time and there is nothing quite as quintessentially crafty as the popsicle stick; a craft supply so basic but so full of possibilities!

So today I’m sharing with you a DIY project that takes the popsicle stick to the next level, these fab Popsicle Stick Bracelets!

These suckers are so easy to make, the varieties are endless, and your wrist is gonna look FAB. Here’s how you make them:

Chain, beads, hot glue gun, tongue depressors

Popsicle Stick Bracelets

Supplies:

  • Popsicle sticks
  • Hot glue gun + sticks
  • Beads
  • Jewelry chain
  • Paint (optional)

How to Bend Popsicle Sticks

How to bend popsicle sticks using boiling water and a mason jar

Fill a pot with water and toss in popsicle sticks. Place on the stove and let boil for 30 minutes. Boiling the sticks will make them very pliable.

Remove sticks from water and let them cool for a minute or two, then very carefully bend the sticks into a half circle and slide into a glass or jar (I used a jam jar).

Set oven to 200 degrees and place jars in the oven, baking for another 30 minutes. Baking them will dry them out and help them to keep their shape. Carefully remove from oven after 30 minutes.

Paint wood popsicle stick bracelets with craft paint

Paint your popsicle stick bracelets if you so desire!

Add chain with jewelry pliers and beads with hot glue

Attach beads using glue gun.

Attach the jewelry chain. You can do this by nailing a small hole on each end of the stick (most of my sticks split when I tried this), or gluing a bead on each end to hold the chain in place. I didn’t try drilling, but that could be another option.

You’re done with your popsicle stick bracelets! Stack them up and get to lookin’ sassy!

how to make craft stick bracelets
DIY popsicle stick bracelets
DIY craft stick bracelet

I find that these popsicle stick bracelets are cool enough for adults . . . and teens love them too.

Yield: 6 bracelets

Popsicle Stick Bracelets

Super Stylish Popsicle Stick Bracelets

Learn how to make popsicle stick bracelets that are more stylish than crafty! These are fun and easy for kids or adults.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Active Time 1 hour
Baking Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $5

Materials

  • Popsicle sticks - at least 6
  • Beads
  • Jewelry chain
  • Acrylic paint

Tools

  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Paintbrushes
  • Jewelry pliers
  • Jewelry cutters

Instructions

  1. Fill a pot with water and toss in the popsicle sticks. Place on the stove and let boil for 30 minutes. Boiling the sticks will make them very pliable.
  2. Remove sticks from water and let them cool for a minute or two, then very carefully bend the sticks into a half circle and slide into a glass or jar.
  3. Set oven to 200 degrees and place jars in the oven, baking for another 30 minutes. Carefully remove from oven after 30 minutes.
  4. Paint the popsicle sticks and allow to dry.
  5. Attach beads using glue gun.
  6. Attach jewelry chain to finish.

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What are your other favorite popsicle stick crafts? I’d love to hear your ideas!

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Pat Duckworth

Friday 13th of April 2018

For the bracelets you could maybe punch the holes in the sticks when you take them out of the water before putting them in the oven. Also you could use ribbon or cording instead of chain. I don't know if this would work but it's an idea anyway.

Paige

Wednesday 26th of August 2015

The pretty life girls do it again! I love these bracelets! They're such a fun and unique idea!

Paige http://www.thehappyflammily.com/

Amy

Wednesday 26th of August 2015

They are so amazing, right?? I don't know how they do it - making popsicle sticks look glamorous. I bow to them.