Good morning! It has been snowing like crazy where I live this week. We have well over a foot of snow, and it just keeps coming down. So I thought that today was perfect to show you how to make this super cute Popsicle Stick Snowflake Garland! It’s so easy to make, and you can keep the kids busy on snow days by letting them paint and decorate them! Plus it’s a great stash buster for leftover stickers and gemstones. Here’s what you’ll need!
Popsicle Stick Snowflake Garland
- Popsicle/craft sticks.
- Hot glue gun or craft glue.
- Paint in your choice of colors.
- Foam brush.
- Parchment paper.
- Foam stickers, self adhesive gemstones, or other small decorations.
Start by laying out some parchment paper on your work surface. This makes a great painting surface because the painted sticks won’t stick to it! You’ll need 4 popsicle sticks for each snowflake. I decided to make a total of six snowflakes, because I needed my garland for a small wall space. Lay out your popsicle sticks, and paint them with two thin coats of paint, letting them dry completely in between coats.
When they’re all dry, remove them from the parchment paper. Use your fingers to smooth off any dried paint on the edges, and organize your sticks in groups of 4. I wanted each of my snowflakes to be all the same color, but you can design yours however you’d like! Now place a dot of hot glue in the center of one of your sticks. Place another stick on top, forming a plus sign.
Do this for both pairs of sticks in a set. Now, place a dot of glue in the center of one of the plus signs, and place the other one on top, turning it to form an X. See how easy it was to create a symmetrical snowflake? Next, just go ahead and do this for all of your snowflakes.
Now it’s time to decorate! I used self-adhesive gemstones and foam stickers to make the decorating super easy. You can find these at all craft stores and even the dollar store, so this is a very affordable project. I used the same snowflake sticker in the center of each snowflake to make them all feel cohesive.
Here are some of the other designs I made. Use your creativity and decorate your snowflakes in any way you’d like! You could match them to your house decor, or make them in a fun theme like Star Wars or Frozen!
Here are all the finished snowflakes!
Next, cut a length of twine long enough to fit all your snowflakes comfortably, and knot the ends so it doesn’t unravel. Line up your snowflakes along the twine, making sure you’re happy with the pattern. One by one, put a dot of glue on the top stick of each snowflake, and press it into the twine. I recommend doing this over parchment paper so the glue doesn’t adhere to your work surface.
When all your snowflakes are glued, flip the whole garland over. To make them extra secure, add more hot glue on the back of the twine at each spot. You’re all done! I wrapped my twine around command hooks to hang my garland, so use whatever method works best for you!
It’s just so cute! Plus, we have at least 3 more months of snow in the Northeast, so this will be a well used decoration! Thank you for learning how to make this Popsicle Stick Snowflake Garland with me!