DIY Wood Burned Popsicle Stick Bracelets
Now, you may be asking yourself what on Earth did you pick up at the Dollar Store that can be transformed into a fashion piece with a wood burner? Popsicle sticks, of course!
I grabbed a bag of wooden popsicle sticks from the Dollar Store with the hope of transforming them into a project. When I picked up my sticks, I had no idea what I was going to do with them. I figured an idea would just come to me, and boy did it ever! I am always trying to brainstorm different ways to use my wood burner. Every time I see a piece of wood, I envision what it would look like if I added wood burned detail to it (true story!) As I stared at my popsicle sticks, I knew they had to be my next wood burning project!
At first, I was thinking I wanted to use my popsicle sticks as garden markers, but realized I do not have a garden to display them (sad face). I then channeled a Pinterest project I had seen awhile back where someone had turned popsicle sticks into bracelets. Instead of covering my sticks with paper, I decided to add wood burned designs! This is a great project for older kids. You just want to make sure you educate them on how to properly use a wood burner; those suckers can get EXTREMELY hot!
Here's what you'll need:
- Popsicle Sticks (From the Dollar Store)
- Walnut Hallow Wood Burner
- Round Object (I used an air freshener can)
- Rubber Bands
Let's get crafty!
Draw your design on your popsicle sticks with your pencil. Then go over your designs with your wood burner.
Fill a pot with water and boil. Once your water is boiling, drop in your popsicle sticks. I let my sticks boil for about 15 minutes.
Remove one of your sticks from your pot and lightly bend it, creating a curve. Then, wrap the stick around the air freshener and secure it with your rubber band. Let your sticks dry. I let my sticks dry over night. You could also put your sticks inside of an Arm & Hammer detergent cap. Once the sticks are placed inside of the cap, just put clips on each open end and let them dry over night!
Unwrap your rubber bands and you have a wood burned wooden bracelet! It's as easy as that!