Made By Me Mondays #5: Popsicle Stick Art

Yay!! Its Monday! That means that I get to share my project from this week! 🙂
I have been on a mission to make the walls in my home full instead of bare and I think my mission is coming to an end! We don’t really have a big home, its a two bed, one bath condo so I don’t have a ton of wall space. I put my Peacock Mirrors from last week over our bed finally! (Click here to see how I made these!) Take a look:
Ok! Now on to this weeks project! I created some other art for our bedroom 🙂 I made this art out of popsicle sticks which was super awesome and super easy!!
By the way, I went to Michaels to buy some popsicle sticks and they had a package of 50 for $3.99 and they had a package of 1000 ( thousand!) for $4.99. This seemed like a no-brainer decision for me!
I’m not sure what I’m going to use 1000 popsicle sticks for but I’m sure I’ll find something!
Click “read more” below to find out how to create your own popsicle stick art!

So the supplies you will need for this project are:
  1. Frame of your choice (Michaels) – I took the glass and stock photo out of the frame and just glued the sticks to the backing
  2. 3 different paint colors (Michaels) – I used the Americana Acrylic Paint in Deep Midnight Blue, Neutral Grey, and Snow (Titanium) White (I combined the white with some of the grey to make a lighter grey for my third color)
  3. Popsicle Sticks
  4. Paint Brushes
  5. Mod Podge (or some other adhesive)
Step 1: Paint the backing of the frame black. This is the front part of the board that has the hanging hardware on it.
Step 2: Paint 15 popsicle sticks for each color so 15 blue, 15 dark grey, 15 light grey
Sorry I was not a very good picture taker!!
Step 3: Cut up the popsicle sticks into different lengths for a dynamic, puzzle-type look
Step 4: Use the Mod Podge to glue your puzzle art down to the black background
Step 5: Once you have all the pieces to your puzzle glued down, you can put it back in the frame! I chose to leave the glass our of the frame. It looked good both ways though 🙂 Here is the finished product:
This project was a little time consuming but I really love it! I want to do it on a larger scale and make it more of a centerpiece but we will see if I ever have the time to do something like that! 🙂
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12 thoughts on “Made By Me Mondays #5: Popsicle Stick Art

  1. Oh my gosh…1000 popsicle sticks! I can't wait to see what you do with all of them. This project is a great start. Looks fantastic. Thanks so much for linking up at Etcetorize~

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