Christmas is just around the corner. There’s no better way to welcome it by decorating our home with Christmas ornaments and beautiful lights to attract the neighborhood and spread the Christmas spirit. Every year, we celebrate Christmas with open arms. We pass around presents and celebrate with food. However, before all the Christmas parties, there are the Christmas decorations we need to attend to first. In this listicle, you will find unique ways to create your own Christmas ornaments using one simple material: popsicle sticks!
1Popsicle Stick Christmas Trees
Obviously, it wouldn’t be Christmas without the Christmas Tree ornaments. Popsicle sticks are common craft materials. You’d always see in it creative DIY projects. In this listicle, you’ll see that you can also use it to make Christmas tree decorations. Just so you wouldn’t have to take more time painting the popsicle sticks one by one, opt for colored popsicle sticks instead. Take three popsicle sticks and make a triangular shape. Glue them together on all ends. Decorate your popsicle sticks with glitters, colored balls, bells, and other crafty materials. Attach a star cut-out on top of your tree to make it official! Don’t forget to glue a looped string on your tree to hang it on your walls!
2Santa Hat Christmas Ornament
Of course, you also need Santa Claus to represent Christmas in your home. Take three popsicle sticks and glue them together like what you did with the Christmas tree decors. This time, stick to red popsicle sticks only. This should look like Santa’s hat. Using clean cotton balls, decorate the bottom popsicle stick of the triangle, and another big single cotton ball on the top. Don’t forget to add a string on top so you can hang this Santa hat decor on your Christmas tree!
3Wood Snowman Ornaments
For crafty DIY projects, you can either do something with your popsicle stick or do something on them. For this next art, you can use your popsicle sticks to make snowman ornaments. You can do it with the little ones as a way of bonding with them and allowing them to be creative. To make these snowman decorations, you’ll need large popsicle sticks, black and white paint, glue gun, ribbons, googly eyes, orange foam, and a sharpie.
Start by gluing five large popsicle sticks together. Pencil one-third and paint it black. Paint one popsicle stick black and glue it on the edge of the black portion of your popsicle sticks. Pick a colorful ribbon for the hat. For the face, glue on the googly eyes, use the orange foam to make a triangle nose to represent a carrot and use your Sharpie marker to draw a smile.
4Popsicle Stick Ornaments
If you’re short on time but still want to decorate your house with Christmas ornaments, you can do this popsicle stick ornaments art. Buy colored popsicle sticks or plain popsicle sticks and paint them with your desired colors. Take your letter sticks and create texts on your popsicle sticks, putting the first letter on the top, followed by the second letter, and so on, so the text would read downwards. You can also sprinkle glitters on the popsicle sticks to make it look shimmery and more noticeable. Add special touches on the top of the popsicle sticks like candy stickers or star cut-outs. Don’t forget the string to attach it to your Christmas tree!
5Reindeer Popsicle Frames
Feeling a little fancy and want to bond over crafts with the kids? Try this Reindeer Popsicle Frames for a change. For this art, you will need printed photos, popsicle sticks, thick paper like cardboard or construction paper, paint, and strings. Start by printing pictures of your family. You can even include your pet if you like! Use the length of your popsicle sticks to get the right measurements for your photos. Once done, start doing your reindeer frames. Take four popsicle sticks and glue their ends together. Make one popsicle stick higher than the rest, to make the reindeer’s feet. Use your construction paper or cardboard to make the reindeer’s tail, head, nose, and antlers. Use googly eyes for the reindeer’s eyes. Glue a green or red ribbon at the back of the frame so that you can hang your art on your Christmas tree, doors, or walls. Lastly, don’t forget to paste your printed photos on the back of the frame.
6Popsicle Stick Nativity
The next DIY Christmas popsicle ornament is an art the little ones would surely love. Aside from Christmas trees and Santa Claus, the Nativity is one great image to represent Christmas. Who could have thought that you can use something simple like a bunch of popsicle sticks to make a Nativity art? Start by making the roof of the Nativity. Take a popsicle stick and glue it on another stick.
Don’t paste both ends together so you’ll have space for the angel. Next, take a popsicle stick and cut it into two. Use these as the wall of the nativity. Take another popsicle stick and place it at the bottom. This makes the floor of the Nativity. Next, cut popsicle sticks to make the Holy Family. Use paint to draw the family’s “clothes.” Use a sharpie marker to draw their faces. For the angel, paint the bottom part of the popsicle white and glue a gold tinsel garland for the collar and the halo.
7Popsicle Christmas Angel Ornament
Speaking of angels, here’s another neat Christmas craft you can make with your popsicle sticks. For this, you’ll need popsicle sticks in small and jumbo, cardboard, paint, wooden beads, strings, and tinsel garland. Take three popsicle sticks and glue them together. Paint them white for the angel’s robe. Use the smaller popsicle sticks to make the arms and paint 3/4 of it for the sleeves. Cut out a star shape from your cardboard and place it in the center of your angel’s robe to make it seem it’s holding the star. Also, cut out wings and paint them white. Use your wooden bead to make the angels’ heads and wrap a gold tinsel garland on each head to make the halo. Glue a string on each angels’ head and hang your angel art on your Christmas tree or door!
8Nutcracker Popsicle Christmas Ornament
If you look at this Christmas ornament, it looks fancy, but it’s actually easy to make. You will only need popsicle sticks in jumbo and small sizes, paint, strings, sharpie marker, and black sponge. Using your large popsicle stick, paint the “body” of the Nutcracker with a blue and red uniform. Glue the small popsicle sticks for the arms and paint each one red for the sleeves. Leave out a small part at the bottom for the hands. Use the black sponge to make the nutcracker’s hat. Lastly, take your sharpie marker to draw the eyes and mouth of the Nutcracker. Hang this art on your Christmas tree for added decoration.