Looking for a fun craft to do with the kids?
Make customized and wearable bracelets out of ordinary craft sticks! Simply boil jumbo craft sticks in water to soften the wood, shape into curved bracelets, and then embellish or paint them however you’d like. We decided to add craft tape to some and decorative paper to others using Mod Podge decoupage.
DIY Craft Stick Bracelets
- Jumbo Craft Sticks or Tongue Depressors
- Decorative Craft Washi Tape
- Mod Podge Decoupage and Scrapbook Paper
Boil craft sticks in water on the stove for about 15 minutes. Let them sit in the water for another 30 minutes afterwards. You want the sticks to soften and be able to bend without breaking. (Tip: Boil a few extra sticks in case some break.)
Gently bend bracelets and place in small jars or drinking glasses to dry overnight.
After craft sticks are completely dry, embellish bracelets as desired.
Craft Supply Ideas to Embellish Bracelets :
- Wood Stain
- Craft Paint
- Nail Polish
- Craft Paint
- Sharpies or Paint Markers
- Decorative Wash Tape
- Duct Tape
- Mod Podge Decoupage & Paper
- Vinyl Stickers or Letters
To decorate a bracelet using Mod Podge, first use a craft stick to trace the shape on paper, then cut it out using scissors. Brush on a layer of Mod Podge, stick paper to bracelets and then finish with a couple more layers of Mod Podge on top of paper, letting each layer dry in between applications.
My kids really enjoyed making these bracelets over their Spring Break! Such an easy and creative craft idea!
Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s DIY/Crafts created just for Hip2Save, click here.