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Popsicle Stick Bracelets

by Library Staff | Jul 20, 2020

Hey teens, try out this fun decoupage, jewelry craft, and create DIY bracelets are easy to make and fun to personalize.

Materials Needed:

  • Jumbo popsicle sticks (6 inches long)
  • Tongs
  • Mini (8 ounce) mason jar or comparable drinking glass (or measure your wrist and find a glass that will fit)
  • Decorative paper, washi tape, recycled book pages or comics, or make your own decorative paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Modge Podge or white glue
  • Paint brush


Day 1 -

  1. Trace a popsicle stick on the back of the different decorative paper with the pencil. Cut out and set aside. (Trace and cut out more than one).
  2. Place about 8 craft popsicle sticks in a pot of water.Be sure to add plenty of water, as the water will evaporate while boiling.
  3. Bring the pot of water to a boil. Boil the sticks for 30 minutes. Remove from the heat and let the sticks sit in the hot water for an additional 15 minutes.
  4. Use the tongs to remove a stick and set it down. The stick should not be too hot but use caution. You can always use a towel or gloves to protect your hands.
  5. Shape the stick into a circle inside of the mason jar, near the very top of the jar.Let the sticks dry overnight. ***You will likely have one or two sticks that will break, so make sure that you make extra.***

Day 2 -

  1. The sticks are now dry and are ready to be decorated. Brush a thin layer of Modge Podge over the outside of the bracelet.
  2. Carefully attach one of the cut out papers and smooth onto the bracelet.
  3. Apply a coat of Modge Podge to the top of the paper
  4. Let dry and apply one to two more coats.
  5. Follow the same instructions for the rest of the bracelets.


Challenge your friends and family to also make these fun and personalized bracelets.

Take a picture and share!

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