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DIY Wood Burned Popsicle Stick Bracelets

Posted by Meghan Quinones

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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
  • Pencil
  • Round Object (I used an air freshener can)
  • Rubber Bands
  • Pot
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Let's get crafty!

Draw your design on your popsicle sticks with your pencil. Then go over your designs with your wood burner.

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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.

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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!

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Unwrap your rubber bands and you have a wood burned wooden bracelet! It's as easy as that!

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