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Published on December 19th, 2013 | by Kristen Swain

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Cleverly Cute Stick Ornaments

Popsicle, or craft, whatever you’d like to call this sticks, they are fun to work with. I will warn you, even though I am not obsessed, I have created a bunch of different ornaments using craft sticks and I will be sharing another post beyond this one. That makes three posts using craft sticks to make ornaments. A little much? You decide.

I’ve done a couple with candy canes, and love that I was able to change it up so that they looked different. I think the same thing applies with these cleverly cute stick ornaments. There are several ways to cut, shape, glue them to create ornaments and I wanted to explore it.

Today I am sharing my shaped ornaments that are more ‘people’ objects then shapes. For these, you will need regular sticks- like popsicles, and the larger sticks, tongue depressors.

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I love a hot glue gun, because the glue sticks so much better then any liquid glue, and will keep for years. I also used beads for the heads of the angels, pre-cut wooden stars as well. Everything else can be cut with a razor knife or clipped off if you have tools available, I used a pair of nippers that easily cut through the wood. I use an old nail file to smooth some of the wood. You’ll need paint, markers, glue, glitter, garland, pipe cleaners as well.

For the angel. I used three large sticks, layering the third on the top in the center for the body. I added two cut sticks for the arms, and two for the legs, they can be cut once from the same two sticks. Then I added the star.

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For the head, I added a center support to help give more glue room so that the bead wouldn’t just pop off.

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For the nutcracker. I cut the tips of a large stick off, then added two smaller sticks with the tips cut off, braced in the back. I added a small strip for this hat, and then two more sticks for his legs.

Cleverly Cute Stick Ornaments - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

Cleverly Cute Stick Ornaments - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

 

Santa was made with two pieces of large stick and two small sticks braced with more small sticks , then small sticks glued for his hair and beard. two sticks at a point form his hat, and then I trimmed a large stick for the hat brim.

Cleverly Cute Stick Ornaments - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

Cleverly Cute Stick Ornaments - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

A quick sanding with a little sandpaper or old nail file will help get rid of any pointy parts and you can begin painting.

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Here is what the ornaments look like with most of their painting. Flesh color and whatever color you’d like for your designs. I also cut out angel wings using some chipboard. You can use cereal boxes for this.

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When finished painting, you can go ahead and add glitter to them. I used gold paint and then glittered that.

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Just sprinkle the gold glitter over the wet paint.

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The angel needs a bit more glitter since her wings and star are glittered.

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Once they are dry, hot glue twine hangers on the tops of them, glue on wiggle eyes or draw them with a marker, the same for the belt and eyebrows on the nutcrackers. I touched them with a hint of pink chalk, or you  can use cheap blush for the same results.

Cleverly Cute Stick Ornaments - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

Cleverly Cute Stick Ornaments - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

Cleverly Cute Stick Ornaments - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

Cleverly Cute Stick Ornaments - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

I didn’t forget about the Santa

Once he is painted. Flesh face, red hat, white beard. then take some dimensional paint and make swirls all over him.

 

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Then add some pretty glitter to his beard.

Cleverly Cute Stick Ornaments - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

Once he is totally done, you can add all the glitter, don’t forget to give him eyebrows.

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He will be a very sparkly addition to your tree.

Cleverly Cute Stick Ornaments - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

Enjoy!

kris



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3 Responses to Cleverly Cute Stick Ornaments

  1. Mimi says:

    Love the Angels. How did you do the silver hair?
    I think their halo is a gold pipe cleaner. How is it attached?
    Thank you in advance!

  2. Cinfy says:

    What do you use for the rosey cheeks?

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