DIY – Wooden Popsicle Stick bangles! (Louise)

DIY Popsicle Bangles

Easy DIY – Popsicle Stick Bangles

I found this craft doing the ‘rounds’ on pinterest and had to try it out myself…

All you’ll need is a packet of large sized wooden popsicle sticks (like tongue depressors from the Doctor). I purchased ours from our local $2 shop…for you guessed it…$2!!

Place them in a medium pot of boiling water and gently boil them for 1 hour (keep an eye on the pot, you may need to add more water as it boils).

Boil gently for 1 hour...

Boil gently for 1 hour…

Then very carefully remove them one by one and place them in a paper towel to gently dry, bend them into a round shape (while still warm and damp) & place them inside an aerosol can lid *see pic*. I would recommend boiling twice the number you ultimately need as some do split while bending.

While still damp and warm - mould them into the lids.

While still damp and warm – mould them into the lids.

We placed them outside in the sun and they were dry by the end of the day.

Then it’s just a matter of decorating them…the possibilities are endless…or you can just rub them with some plain old olive oil to get a nice timber bangle.

Just rubbed these ones with some olive oil.

Just rubbed these ones with some olive oil.

We decorated ours using these two methods –

Using Paper –

Waht you’ll need –

  • Scissors
  • Fancy scrapbook paper
  • double sided tape
  • Mod Podge
  • Paint brush
  • Popsicle bangles

We cut strips of fancy scrapbook paper by using the sticks as a stencil. We then used double sided adhesive to adhere the paper to the outside of the bangle. You may need to trim a little extra off using some sissors.

Popsicle Bangles DIY

DIY Popsicle Stick Bangles

Good old Mod Podge - to help 'seal' them.

Good old Mod Podge – to help ‘seal’ them.

Lastly we gave them a coat of Mod Podge to help ‘seal’ them.

Popsicle Stick Bangles DIY

Popsicle Stick Bangles DIY

Using frayed cotton

What you’ll need –

  • Frayed cotton wool thread
  • double sided tape
  • popsicle bangles

I’ve had this cotton laying around waiting for a craft project to come along. It was purchased at our local craft/sewing store. I used the double sided tape on all areas of the bangle (inside and out) then I wound the frayed cotton around and around. It gives the bangles a cool fury effect.

Wrap em!

Wrap em!

Fur real!

Fur real!

We will definitely be doing these again – next time I want to cover them with cool fabric off-cuts…or maybe glitter and Mod Podge…I can’t wait!

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