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Friday, November 18, 2011

Homemade Christmas: Popsicle Stick Box

My son actually made this for my husband for his birthday, but these are so cute and kids of all ages can make these for those they love…perfect for handmade Christmas gifts or just somewhere to store their own little treasures. P1020608

All you need is: lots of popsicle sticks (our box took about 48 of the narrow sticks), glue and paint.

  1. Lay several popsicles side by side until this is as wide as your sticks are long…11 for us. Glue 2 sticks to your bottom as seen below. Make sure each stick is glued to those 2 sticks!P1020554
  2. Glue sticks alternating sides like a log cabin. We used hot glue…I glued and my son placed the sticks. Elmer’s Glue works too but I wasn’t that patient :).P1020556
  3. Make a lid for your box the same way you made the bottom in step 1.
  4. Cut a piece of paperboard from a cereal box or something of the sort the length of a popsicle stick, fold in half lengthwise, and glue half of it to the top stick on your box.
  5. Glue the other half to your lid; the paperboard serves as a hinge.P1020565P1020567
  6. Have your little one paint the box and let dry. At this point, you may want to spray it with an acrylic sealer or layer Mod Podge on it to preserve the beautiful paint job.P1020568

There you have it…adorable, handmade gifts from your kids :)

Thank you ikatbag & Homeschool Classroom for the inspiration!

I’ll be linking up to What Are Little Boys Made of?, Kids Get Crafty, Preschool Corner Friday, Fun Stuff Friday, Friday Frolic, TGIF, Sharing Saturday, Christmas Craft Link Up,


  1. cute box!! :) great gift and craft idea for kids. Thanks for linking up to the Preschool Corner.

  2. What a cute idea. That is something fun for the kids to make. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Super cute box! I wanted to invite you to link up at TGIF Linky Party - http://livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/search/label/Linkey%20Parties - Beth =-)

  4. great project. I love seeing popsicle stick projects

  5. Following you from the Weekend Blog Hop, I hope you will stop by Swanky Baby too!

    Swanky Baby

  6. This is a great idea for Christmas.
    I'm your newest follower in GFC from the Weekend Blog Hop,
    and I would love a follow back.


  7. So cute. We are totally going to make this too. New friend from TGIF,

  8. Homemade gifts are the best! I found some book marks with the nativity on them at Hobby Lobby that kids can color. They are going to be the perfect gift for Little Bit's Sunday School teachers. I personally would rather have anything homemade over store bought stuff. I love the idea that someone puts the effort into making something special for me.

  9. How fun!! I would love it if you would share it at my sharing party at http://craftymomsshare.blogspot.com/2011/11/sharing-saturday-6.html. Thank you!

  10. Thank you!! I hope you will share with us again next week.

  11. Love it! I might just have to use this idea! Thanks for linking to Fun Stuff Fridays on Toys In The Dryer!

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