31.10.13

Ice cream Stick Crafts - Handmade Star Tutorial

Ice cream Stick Crafts 

Handmade Star Decoration Tutorial

Ice cream Stick crafts
Dear friends  sharing a super simple and quick handmade star decoration you can whip up for the festive season with something you may just be having lying around the house: 5 wooden ice cream sticks
These handmade stars will look great on your tree or mantle piece and for crafters who sell handmade crafts I bet these wooden stars can be dressed up in your unique style [say quilling,beads,clay craft etc]to be a hit at your craft stall!
Popsicle stick crafts

Materials required

  • Ice cream sticks -Just 5 sticks are required to make 1 star so this is an ideal recycling craft to use up hoarded lolly sticks!
  • Double sided Foam tape -believe me I tried other options and the foam tape was the quickest, easiest and sturdiest adhesive to make your handmade star!
  • Scissors to cut your foam tape -Pictured above is my new Tim Holtz nonstick scissors ...I love it so much...no more sticky scissors with foam tape cutting![Earlier I used to steal my daughters scissors to cut foam tape...so wicked of me!].See this post for Paper Cutting Tools
  • Optional to decorate your ice cream sticks:
    • Paint 
    • Washi Tape or Fabric tape - quite the rage these days!
    • Decorative Gift wrapping tape [the shiny glittery ones seen in the picture above]
    • Rhinestones, Beads,Glitter
    • Ribbon 
    • + I'm sure you can think of lots more stuff you can use to jazz up your star !

How to make a Popsicle Stick Star

Popsicle stick crafts
Start by laying the lolly sticks one  on top of the other step by step as shown above in the pictorial of the Popsicle stick star
Popsicle stick crafts
Believe me getting a perfect 5 pointed star in the first go is tricky! If you are obsessed with symmetry like I tend to become at times...concentrate on the pentagon in the center and you''ll make a near perfect ice cream stick star!
Washi Tape Crafts
If you are crafting with kids you can always let them paint the ice cream sticks or if you prefer a quicker  mess free option use washi tape , fabric tape, decorative cello-tape or even ribbon to wrap around both sides of the ice cream sticks.
Ice cream Stick crafts
Once you are happy with the star shaped arrangement of the sticks ,use double sided foam tape to stick the points of the ice cream sticks. You can even reinforce the stars by adding more double sided tape at the central intersecting parts of your ice cream stick craft star.
Ice cream Stick crafts
If you are making a batch of stars like I did use your first star as a template and place the ice cream sticks for your next star atop it and stick it with foam tape in a step wise manner as you go!
Ice cream Stick crafts
The lolly stick stars look rather pretty  just wrapped in tape but they were so quick to make I had a go at jazzing them up a bit more! Added red foam flowers and glittery green leaves to make a traditional Christmas colored star
Ice cream stick crafts
The silver tape in the star below really sparkles and I went a bit crazy and made it even more sparkly with sparkling sequin flowers,glittery silver leaves and a glittery Christmas tree!
Popsicle Stick crafts
My daughter and I like the polka dotted red one the best.Which is your favorite ice cream stick star?
Ice cream Stick crafts
I hope this simple tutorial will come in handy for that quick last minute decoration for the festive season.Do tell me how it is.
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55 comments:

  1. These are Fabulous Sonia. A quick and easy christmas decoration. Thanks for the instructions..Loz

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    1. Thank you so much Loz..I actually wrote the tutorial as one of my most popular posts as per my blog stats is this simple Ice cream stick vase

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  2. Love these Sonia !! at times things seem simple at a glance but may be tricky once attempted, I love your clear instructions about the inner pentagon, that's the key !! Happiest of Diwali to you and your dear ones !!

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    1. Ha Ha Yes Suman..they looked so easy but were tricky !

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  3. Lovely stars Sonia.
    Gr Elly

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  4. Ooh so pretty and creative... love all the different designs on them....

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  5. Great tips to make that kind of star!

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  6. All three are beautiful options. My grandkids would love to make these. Nice tutorial Dr. Sonia. NancyD

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  7. Again a super cute tutorial sonia.....lovely

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  8. Like the star ornament. Great use for the washi tape. I've saved up sticks & plan to make a sled and will try the star also.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  9. Hallo Sonja,
    eine tolle Idee. So kann man auf einfache Weise wunderschöne Sterne basteln. Vielen Dank für deinen Anleitung.
    ♥ Grüße, Anja

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  10. Lovely star Dr Sonia..really nice quick decoration... all the 3 are cute..

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  11. these are beautiful!! thanks for sharing the tutorial..
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  12. Your creations are so exquisite! I love them all and thanks for the tutorial.

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  13. What a gorgeous project!! I love how you wrapped the sticks with washi tape - so creative and fabulous!! Thanks for the awesome tutorial!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  14. What a fun use of those ice-cream sticks! I know I've kept them for a reason...lol

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  15. All three of them are gorgeous!! So simple and easy way to make lovely decor!! And the polka dotted red star is the best!! :)

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  16. These stars are so wonderfully festive....and what a great use for washi tape. Once again great tutorial Dr Sonia.

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  17. Very sweet idea Dr. They make beautiful ornaments for Christmas tree. And clear explanation makes it look more easier :)

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  18. Lovely stars! And thank you for sharing this idea.
    Best wishes, Wies

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  19. These are fabulous, Sonia. Thank you for sharing the tutorial. Hugs, Teresa

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  20. thanks for the tutorial...nice results and good craft project hugs
    bibiana

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  21. These are so pretty Sonia and very creative. Thanks for sharing.
    Bear Hugs,
    Carol

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  22. beautiful work congratulations
    have a good day
    Josefina
    tijerasycuchara.wordpress.com

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  23. beautiful work and tutorial thank
    bye
    Josefina
    tijerasycuchara.wordpress.com

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  24. interesting idea! beauty :)

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  25. Fantastic idea! Love your different stars. Thank you once again for the terrific "how to's" I will definitely have to give this a try :-)
    -Melin

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  26. How fun- we have made a few of these Popsicle stars here when the kids were younger- love them covered in Washi! Love the onces with the flowers added- beautiful!

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  27. I liked the polka dot one alot! :)

    LOve ,
    Bijal

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  28. I loved the polka dot one!!... Nice tut :)

    LOve
    Bijal

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  29. Super sweet project. Thank you so much for joining us at Catchy Challenges. Good luck.. :)

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  30. superb!! love it sonia.. too good!

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    1. Thank you so much Kahdija so good to have you drop in after a long time

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  31. Wonderful idea...and something my daughter can do with my grand kids! Thanks for the ideas!

    Susan

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    1. Thank you so much Susan for the loving words

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  32. Hello Miss Sonia, this was a brilliant tutorial and a fabulous idea for kids or adults to make they look fantastic, they would look lovely hanging on a tree thanks for sharing.. Hope you have a wonderful week..

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    1. Thank you so much Dianne yes they are going to go on our tree this year

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  33. Pretty sweet. Love this.

    Sudha
    sudha-kalra.blogspot.in
    crazycrafter-craftsuppliesshop.blogspot.in

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    1. Thank you so much Sudha ha ha I agree they look quite sweet!

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  34. What a great idea. These are really cute. As always thanks for sharing your crafty talent.

    http://lorisartsyobsession.blogspot.com/

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  35. Very interesting ! I like this idea.
    regards from Slovenia

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  36. This ornament is sooo lovely and I pinned it so I wouldn't forget where it came from! Beautiful website, too! I'll be checking back to see more of your blog!--Best Regards--Deb (DialMforMoms.com)

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  37. These are absolutely brilliant and such a great use of stash to decorate. Off to raid the garden shed as I know I have a pile in there for using in pot plants for labels. Hugs Mrs A.

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  38. Starts with popsicles is really a adorable idea :) Loved it!!!

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  39. Tx Mam, I m Sydne 5 year old, this is help for my project.

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  40. Tx Mam, I m Sydne and 6 year old.
    This help for my project..

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  41. bravo pour votre blog, vos créations sont magnifiques !
    http://www.lespassetempsdalexandrine.com/

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