These popsicle stick Christmas ornaments are absolutely adorable! They look just like a mini version of those large Christmas pallet signs, but for your tree. They were super easy to make and would make a great Christmas craft for tweens and teens. My daughter loved helping me to make them and is very proud of her ornament. I love how kids can customize these ornaments with their favorite Christmas stamps and colors and use supplies you might already have on hand. They would make great handmade gifts for friends and family this holiday season!
Create Your Own Mini Pallet Popsicle Stick Christmas Ornaments
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- Popsicle sticks
- Acrylic paint in cream, red, green, blue, gold & silver
- Glue gun
- Christmas stamps, I like the simple shapes in this set
- Letter stencils, letter stamps, sharpies or paint pens for hand lettering.
- Ink pads in red, green, gold & silver, this looks like a great and affordable set.
- Bells in silver and gold
1. First, you want to prepare your mini pallet. You will need 6 full-size popsicle sticks and 3 half size popsicle sticks for the back. I used sharp scissors to cut our popsicle sticks in half, this needs to be done by an adult. You also need the string or ribbon you will be using to hang your ornament so everything can be glued at once.
2. Arrange 6 popsicle sticks together and using a glue gun, glue the 3 half size popsicle sticks to the back of your ornament. When you glue your popsicle stick piece to the top, add your hanging string or ribbon so it can be glued down as well.
3. After the glue has dried you can paint your popsicle sticks. We used a cream color acrylic paint and did 2 coats.
4. Once your paint has dried, it’s time to add your stamps and letters. This is the fun part! Kids can choose the colors, stamps, and wording they want to use. I love the simple stamps we used, they worked well on the popsicle sticks.
We used letter stencils that were sticky on the back (I actually found our set at the dollar store!), which made it really easy for my daughter to use. But you could also use letter stamps or even just fine point sharpie or paint pens if you want to give hand lettering a try. Just make sure you have enough room to do the wording you want before you begin.
5. To finish off your popsicle stick Christmas ornaments nicely, you can add a bow and bell. This step is optional, we put ribbons and bells on some of our ornaments and left some without. They both look great!
I think these popsicle stick Christmas ornaments would also look great with just different types of lettering and no picture stamps. There are so many different ways for kids (or adults!) to create these ornaments to make them unique. I had just as much fun making these as my daughter did! I can’t wait to see them hanging up on our Christmas tree this year.
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Kid-Made Christmas Series
This post is part of a Kid-Made Christmas Series with other amazing bloggers featuring Christmas cards, handmade gift ideas, and ornaments. Be sure to check it out to get some more holiday inspiration!
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