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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. This tutorial is for all ages, from kid to adult.

Skills Required: None. Even if you’ve never crafted before, you’ll be able to tackle this project. There’s boiling, painting, and gluing. It’s all relatively easy.

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, yet 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)

Popsicle Sticks to Use

You can use any popsicle sticks for this project – the thicker the better, to be honest. The tiny, thin ones snap more easily when they are being bent. I used the larger ones from the children’s section of the craft store.

You aren’t going to bend them all the way shut, so don’t get concerned about them not fitting. They’ll only be halfway to two-thirds of a way around the wrist, and the rest is added with chain. Kids probably won’t need the chain and can wear them as cuffs, but this tutorial covers everyone.

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

How to Bend Popsicle Sticks

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).

Bake Their Shape

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! Some of them were painted, and others of them were left plain.

Add chain with jewelry pliers and beads with hot glue

Attach the Chain and Gems

Attach beads using a glue gun. You can also use E-6000 or a stronger craft glue.

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.

how to make craft stick bracelets

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

DIY popsicle stick bracelets

Have you ever seen popsicle sticks look this good?? I couldn’t stop making various versions with paint, gems, rhinestones, and other embellishments. The combinations are endless!

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.

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