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These fun Popsicle Stick Crafts for Adults are perfect for rainy days or to make with your crafty friends. You’ll need just a few basic craft supplies and a little bit of creativity to bring these ideas to life in your home.

DIY Decor with Craft Sticks

If you have a bunch of popsicle sticks lying around, put them to use with these cute crafts ideas!

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You can make some pretty unique creative crafts using popsicle sticks!

There are so many different things you can do with popsicle sticks. The obvious choice involves using them to make your own popsicles (or chalk popsicles!). But don’t count them out for your crafts and DIY decor projects.

I’ve gathered a bunch of craft ideas to help you get crafty with these little wooden sticks.

What’s the difference between ordinary popsicle sticks and craft sticks?

Popsicle sticks are skinny wooden sticks (think ice cream sticks), but you can also buy the wider “craft sticks” at any craft store. And if you are making a larger project, they even make JUMBO wooden craft sticks! All are great options for crafting.

I typically use the wider “regular” craft sticks. This Craft Stick Wreath is a great example of something to make with the regular wider craft sticks, but this Faux Shiplap Sign was made with the JUMBO craft sticks. These DIY Farmhouse Style Craft Stick Herb Markers could easily be made with the skinnier type or “regular” popsicle sticks.

Most of the projects below use the small version, but I’m sure you could still pull off the DIY ideas with what you have on hand. Happy crafting!

DIYs with Wooden Craft Sticks

Here are a few crafts and DIY's from my craft archives made with wooden craft sticks!

Best Popsicle Stick Crafts

I searched high and low, and here are my top picks.

1. Popsicle Stick Birdhouse

Popsicle Stick Birdhouse

Source: Popsicle Stick Birdhouse by The Makers Map

This is a simple project that uses a variety of craft supplies that once put together, makes rustic, farmhouse themed birdhouse decor.

2. Tic Tac Toe Popsicle Stick Decor

Tic Tac Toe Popsicle Stick Decor

Source: Tic Tac Toe Popsicle Stick Decor by The Makers Map

This wonderful craft features a game everyone loves – tic tac toe. Although you won’t be able to “play” this game, it’s one that will double as iconic decor.

3. Mini Beach Chairs

Mini Beach Chairs made from popsicle sticks

Source: Mini Beach Chairs by Sustain My Craft Habit

This mini beach chair craft is a great craft when you’re looking for the perfect touch to a beach-themed terrarium.

4. DIY Popsicle Stick Pumpkin Decor

DIY Popsicle Stick Pumpkin Decor

Source: DIY Popsicle Stick Pumpkin Decor by The Makers Map

Easily make holiday decorations using colorful popsicle sticks. Less than 13 popsicle sticks were used to create this festive fall-themed pumpkin.

5. DIY Popsicle Stick Soap Dish

DIY Popsicle Stick Soap Dish

Source: DIY Popsicle Stick Soap Dish by Common Sparrows

Give your bathroom decor a unique look by making a soap dish made from popsicle sticks. Keep it neutral colored, stain it, or paint it a color to match your other bathroom decor.

6. Menu Frames

Menu Frames made from popsicle sticks

Source: Menu Frames by Build Basic

This is an easy craft idea when you’re looking to make something simple yet bold. Each frame only uses four popsicle sticks and a bit of stain. What an easy and cost-efficient way to elegantly decorate a table.

7. Hexagon Shelves Made with Popsicle Sticks

Hexagon Shelves Made with Popsicle Sticks

Source: Hexagon Shelves Made with Popsicle Sticks by A Crafted Passion

This is one of the most creative crafts I’ve seen with popsicle sticks. The finished product is a hexagon wall shelf that looks like something in a magazine.

8. Popsicle Stick Garland

Popsicle Stick Garland

Source: Popsicle Stick Garland by Parscaeli

Give your fireplace mantel a cute touch with this popsicle stick garland. You’ll use six sticks per letter and they’re all attached to a white piece of twine or small rope.

9. Popsicle Stick Tablerunner

Popsicle Stick Tablerunner

Source: Popsicle Stick Tablerunner by All Put Together

If you’re looking for a unique tablescape or centerpiece, try this popsicle stick table runner. This is just one of the many cool things you can put together with craft sticks.

Fun Planter Ideas Using Wooden Popsicle Sticks

I searched high and low, and here are my top picks.

1. Decorative Planter with Popsicle Stick Roof

Decorative Planter with Popsicle Stick Roof

Source: Decorative Planter with Popsicle Stick Roof by The Makers Map

Give your decorative planter a super cute roof using popsicle sticks. The best part is you don’t have to use a lot of sticks.

2. Mini Plant Picks

Mini Plant Picks made from wooden popsicle sticks

Source: Mini Plant Picks by Sustain My Craft Habit

I made some herb planters below, but for these plant picks, they’re cut in half and assembled in a way to depict little flags. I love the sayings written on them.

3. Popsicle Stick Planter

Popsicle Stick Planter

Source: Popsicle Stick Planter by Coral and Co.

Give your plant a quick update by making a popsicle-style planter. This is one your kids would love do have a hand in too.

4. Dyed Popsicle Stick Art Planter

Dyed Popsicle Stick Art Planter

Source: Dyed Popsicle Stick Art Planter by Jennifer Perkins

This popsicle stick art planter is trendy and would be the perfect “stick vase” to hold a nice green plant (or faux greenery).

Popsicle Stick Crafts for Kids of All Ages

I’ve rounded up lots of popsicle stick crafts for adults, but they’re also fun for young children too. Here are all sorts of fun crafts I’ve made with my kiddos:


Crafts with Popsicle Sticks for Grown Ups


  • Turn a Dollar Store pallet sign into Kids Silhouette Portrait Art in just a few easy steps. This would be perfect for the family room or to put up on a gallery wall.
  • The supply list for these Jenga block magnets may surprise you. With a few Dollar Tree finds and craft supply staples, you’ll have a craft that is too cute not to share!
  • Skip the store bought version and have a go at creating your own DIY faux book stack. It’s easy and inexpensive with most (if not all) of the supplies coming from the Dollar Store!

Wooden Craft Stick Projects from The Crazy Craft Lady

I’ve made quite a few crafts with wooden craft sticks:

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