Craft stick ornaments

Dollar Store Christmas Craft Stick Ornaments

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There aren’t many things that create memories more than handmade ornaments on the tree. Making these craft stick ornaments will not only be a fun memory for the kids, but a fun memory for everyone every year that they are put on the Christmas tree. 

Craft stick Christmas ornaments

For this craft, you will need a few inexpensive materials, some of which you might already have hanging around the house. Even if you don’t, they are easy to find and won’t burn a hole in your wallet. 

For more fun and creative Christmas activities for kids, you could also try making some pinecone crafts or a paper Christmas tree luminary

How to make a craft stick Christmas ornament 

This is an easy, fun Christmas craft that you can make with preschoolers through school-aged children. Even toddlers can get in on the fun with some supervision. 

For each craft stick ornament, you will need these simple supplies that you can find at the Dollar Store, any craft store, or online:

Supplies

How to make popsicle stick Christmas ornaments

Directions

  • If you are making a craft stick star ornament, paint five jumbo craft sticks with bright yellow craft paint.  
  • If you are making a craft stick Christmas tree ornament, paint both ends of one jumbo craft stick with brown acrylic craft paint, five jumbo craft sticks with green acrylic craft paint, and a wooden star with bright yellow acrylic craft paint.  Apply a second coat, if necessary.
  • NOTE: You might want to use washable acrylic paint or markers instead of regular craft paint when working with younger children.
  • Once the base coat is dry, cover all of the craft sticks and wooden star with gold glitter glue. Set aside to dry. 
  • NOTE: If you don’t have glitter glue, you can use liquid craft glue (such as Mod Podge) and gold glitter or gold glitter acrylic paint instead.
  • Take five of the yellow craft sticks and arrange them into a star shape. 
  • Carefully remove each craft stick, then apply a dab of glue at the cross-sections and glue them together in the star shape you created. 
  • NOTE: Hot or low temp glue gun and glue sticks will work best for this type of project.
  • Measure and cut a two-inch section from each end of the brown craft sticks to make a tree trunk.  
  • Arrange three green craft sticks into a triangle shape for the tree.  Attach them at the cross-sections with a dab of hot glue. 
  • Attach the remaining two green craft sticks across the center of the tree and trim the excess with scissors.  
  • Glue the tree trunk to the base of the tree, then glue the star to the top of the tree.
  • Attached assorted color rhinestones to the star and Christmas tree craft stick ornaments with liquid glue and fine tip applicator.  
  • NOTE:  If working with younger children try to find self-adhesive rhinestones.
  • Measure and cut a 10” length of ribbon and tie the ends in a knot to create a loop.  Secure the knotted end to the back of the ornaments to create a hanger.
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These quick and easy craft stick ornaments can be put together in about 30 minutes and will make a fun addition to any Christmas tree.  

One of the best things about this Christmas craft is that it is perfect for all ages. The whole family, from toddlers to grandparents, can make their own ornament that will look great on any tree.

Start a new family tradition this year by making your own ornaments.

DIY craft stick star Christmas tree ornaments

Make popsicle stick gift tags 

Make them into gift tags by tying a tag to the loop or writing names on them with a paint pen. Everyone on your list will love to receive this thoughtful handmade keepsake that they can put on their own tree. 

If the scale is too big or you don’t have jumbo craft sticks on hand, you can also use popsicle sticks for this Christmas craft. 

Yield: 2

Christmas Craft Stick Ornaments

Craft stick ornaments

To make these easy craft stick ornaments you will need about a half-hour and some easy to find supplies.

This project is great for kids of all ages and skill levels.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Difficulty easy

Instructions

    1. If you are making a craft stick star ornament, paint five jumbo craft sticks with bright yellow craft paint.  
    2. If you are making a craft stick Christmas tree ornament, paint both ends of one jumbo craft stick with brown acrylic craft paint, five jumbo craft sticks with green acrylic craft paint, and a wooden star with bright yellow acrylic craft paint.  Apply a second coat, if necessary.
    3. NOTE: You might want to use washable acrylic paint or markers instead of regular craft paint when working with younger children.
    4. Once the base coat is dry, cover all of the craft sticks and wooden star with gold glitter glue. Set aside to dry. 
    5. NOTE: If you don’t have glitter glue, you can use liquid craft glue (such as Mod Podge) and gold glitter or gold glitter acrylic paint instead.
    6. Take five of the yellow craft sticks and arrange them into a star shape. 
    7. Carefully remove each craft stick, then apply a dab of glue at the cross-sections and glue them together in the star shape you created. 
    8. NOTE: Hot or low temp glue gun and glue sticks will work best for this type of project.
    9. Measure and cut a two-inch section from each end of the brown craft sticks to make a tree trunk.  
    10. Arrange three green craft sticks into a triangle shape for the tree.  Attach them at the cross-sections with a dab of hot glue. 
    11. Attach the remaining two green craft sticks across the center of the tree and trim the excess with scissors.  
    12. Glue the tree trunk to the base of the tree, then glue the star to the top of the tree.
    13. Attached assorted color rhinestones to the star and Christmas tree craft stick ornaments with liquid glue and fine tip applicator.  
    14. NOTE:  If working with younger children try to find self-adhesive rhinestones.
    15. Measure and cut a 10” length of ribbon and tie the ends in a knot to create a loop.  Secure the knotted end to the back of the ornaments to create a hanger.

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