47 Crafts to Make with Skewers, Straws and Popsicle Sticks


Wondering what to make with things you have around the house like skewers, straws and popsicle sticks?   These crafty tutorials show you how to make the cutest crafts, DIY Decor, and homemade gifts.  These wooden skewer  projects include cake bunting, ombre party skewers, and more.  The popsicle stick  projects include popsicle stick bracelets, a chandelier, starburst mirror, even food labels.   The paper straw  projects include cake bunting, cupcake toppers, pictures frames, easels, wreath, straw garlands and even how to make your own paper straws.  These tutorials show you just how easy and versatile crafting with skewers, straws and popsicle sticks can be!

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Wooden Skewers

1.  DIY Ombre Party Skewers ~ Take your regular kebobs from drab to fab with a few simple steps.  Check out the full tutorial to learn how to make these festive ombre skewers.  They will add pretty color to you table and won’t cost you any extra dough.

Decorating with Skewers

2.  Sparkly Cake Toppers {diy decorating} ~ Create your own sparkly custom cake or cupcake toppers for your next party with this simple tutorial. All you need is pipe cleaner, straws, wooden skewers and scissors.

Washi Tape Project

3.  DIY Washi Tape Bunting & Plate ~ Create your own cake bunting with washi tape, wood skewers and baker’s twine.  You can also decorate the cake plate with washi tape too!

Bachelorette Party Crafts

4.  Feather Drink Stirrers ~ These feather drink stirrers will add some flirty fun to your party drinks! They are the perfect accessory to a bridal shower, bachelorette party, wedding, book club, bunco or adult birthday party. Wouldn’t they also be fabulous on a cake or cupcakes?!

Handlebar Mustache

5.  Puffy Mustache on a Stick {free template} ~ Photo props are so much fun and this puffy mustache is no exception.  It’s made with felt, fiberfill and a wooden skewers.  Download the free template to make yours.

Bamboo Skewers

Wooden Skewer Crafts

6.  DIY Starburst Mirror ~  This starburst mirror is super stylish and will dress up any room in your home! Easy to make with this tutorial and is an inexpensive way to create a trendy home accessory!

Decorating with Skewers

7.  Moss Table Numbers {Wedding Ideas} ~ These gorgeous moss table numbers would be perfect for your big event!  They really do make a statement.  Not only are they beautiful they are easy and inexpensive to make.  The few supplies needed, moss, card stock and wood skewers, can be purchased at your local craft and grocery store.

Shish Kabob Sticks

Shish Kabob Sticks DIY

8.  DIY Skewers ~ Serve delicious treats on skewers by dressing up plain wooden skewers with wood beads and paint.

DIY Cupcake Skewers

9.  Cupcake Skewers ~ Gorgeous and easy to eat cupcakes on a stick!  It’s such a great idea for party foods.

Fruit Skewers

10.  Healthy Fruit Skewers  ~ These all green fruit skewers are yummy, healthy and festive! Perfect to serve on St. Patrick’s Day or learning colors! Serve at your holiday event or just as a fun after school snack!

Candy Bar Bouquet

11.  Candy Bouquet {Gift Ideas} ~ Here is a fabulous tutorial featuring a Candy Bouquet! Easy to make with a few supplies found at your local craft store. Perfect to give a friend, teacher or even as the prizes at your next party!

Paper Drinking Straws

DIY Paper Easel

12.  Paper Straw Easel ~ These cute little paper straw easels are perfect for displaying children’s artwork, menu’s, food labels or photographs.  All you need is paper straws and a hot glue gun.

DIY Frames

13.  Paper Straw Frames ~ These straw frames are not only adorable, but oh so clever!  A slit was cut along the length of the straw to slide on the edge of the photo and baker’s twine for a hanger.

Straw Decor

14.  Flower Printable Straw Decor ~ Decorate paper straws with printables for a festive drink!

DIY Cake Bunting

15.  Printable Chalkboard Letters {bunting} ~ Top your favorite cake, pie or cupcakes with these adorable chalkboard letters and paper straws. Cute and trendy, this bunting is perfect for any celebration because the entire alphabet is included so you can spell out anything you desire.

Paper Straw Decorations

16.  DIY Paper Straw Birthday Candles {cake toppers} ~ Paper straws are such a fun accessory for parties these days! Icing Designs takes it up a notch with this fabulous birthday candle tutorial using paper straws. You’ll love the simplicity of the tutorial too! All you need is paper straws, yellow tissue paper, glue and glitter (optional).

DIY Cupcake Sprinkle Packet

17.  Sprinkle Packet Cupcake Toppers {party things} ~ These little cupcake topper sprinkle packets are absolutely adorable! And, how clever to put them in little packets so each child can decorate their own cupcake?! They’re also easy and inexpensive to make with this great tutorial!

DIY Cookie Stand

18.  Tiered Cookie Stand ~ Make a three tiered cookie stand using paper straws and candy stick for the center support.

Straw Garland

Paper Straw Garland

19.  Paper Straw Garland ~ Make a fun and festive Paper Straw Garland for any holiday or party with this simple tutorial.

DIY Straw Garland

20.  Paper Straw Garland DIY ~ Need a quick and easy garland for a party?  Simply cut the straws and string on fishing line.  Yep, it’s that simple.

Drinking Straw Decorations

DIY Paper Straw Snoflake

21.  Paper Straw Snowflakes ~ Isn’t this snowflake absolutely darling?  It makes a fabulous present topper or could be made larger to hand on a front door this winter.

DIY Paper Wreath

22.  Paper Straw Wreath {how-to} ~ Using straws and cardboard this starburst wreath makes for a cute DIY project. This is an easy and inexpensive craft that won’t take up a lot of time and makes adorable festive decor!

What to Do With Paper Straws

DIY S'more Pops

23.  S’more Pops ~ S’more pops are perfect for parties or easy BBQs. You can make them in a jiffy and the kids will love helping.  Mount them on straws and stand them up in a vase or bowl filled with jellybeans and they can double as a quick and easy centerpiece as well.

Mustache Party Favor

24.  Mustache Cake Pops ~ How fabulous is this mustache cake pop with the clown nose?!  They’re perfect for party favors, photo props or a fun sweet treat.  You can make them by using your Baby Cakes cake pop machine and a mustache lollipop mold.

DIY Donut Pops

25.  Donut Hole Pops ~ Sometimes just a little fancy touch can make a meal, especially or the kids. This blogger took store-bought donut holes, added a stick (use a paper straw instead), tied on a ribbon and gave her kids this “special” treat with their breakfast cereal. With not much effort, you can start your kiddos of to a special day.

What to Make with Paper Straws

26.  Homemade Pixie Stix {Tutorial} ~ Make your own homemade pixie stix for your next party or celebration.  This yummy treat is even made with real fruit, not just colored sugar.  Fill fun paper straws with this delicious goodie.

What to Make with Paper Straws

27.  Paper Straw and Bead Necklace {DIY Necklace} ~ How cute is this DIY necklace! Perfect for your little girly girl to help make and then wear! Made with a colorful paper straw, beads and a cord! Easy and fun to create, stylish to wear!

DIY Straw Glider

28.  Straw Glider {free printable} ~ Use the free printable to turn a paper straw into a glider.  Kids are going to love this simple new toy.

How to Make Paper Straws

DIY Paper Straws

29.  DIY Paper Straws {free templates} ~ Learn how to make your own paper straws using these free templates.  A corn starch paste is used so they are non-toxic.  Some of the free template include hearts, stars, thick stripes and thin stripes.

Popsicle Sticks

Popsicle Sticks

30.  Popsicle Brownies ~ These adorable “popsicles” are actually brownies on a stick, frosted to look like popsicles. These would be super fun for kids to decorate during a party. And just as much fun to eat when they are done!

Popsicle Stick Treat Labels

31.  Treat Labels {popsicle sticks} ~  Popsicle sticks are perfect for bite-sized treats.  Label the sticks with a stamp or hand write the name of the treat so everyone knows what they are eating.

Popsicle Stick Crafts

Popsicle Stick Chandelier

32.  Popsicle Stick Chandelier ~ Follow this tutorial to turn embroidery hoops and popsicle sticks into a beautiful and unique chandelier!

DIY Popsicle Stick Mirror

33.  Starburst Popsicle Stick Mirror ~ This starburst mirror is super stylish and will dress up any room in your home! Easy to make with this tutorial and is an inexpensive way to create a trendy home accessory!  The entire project only cost $2.

Popsicle Stick Crafts

34.  Summer Popsicle Stick Art ~ Check out this lovely beach themed wall art made from a canvas, popsicle sticks and acrylic paint!  The tea stained popsicle sticks make a wonderful canvas to paint your desired saying, quote or monogram.

Things to Make with Popsicle Sticks

35.  Popsicle Stick Napkin Rings ~ These reusable napkin rings are perfect for all of your dinner parties! Easy to make with the help of this fabulous tutorial. Depending on your style or the event type you could choose a different color and washi tape pattern.

Popsicle Stick Crafts

36.  Photo Puzzle Sticks {Puzzles} ~ Here is a fun craft to not only make but then also super fun for toddlers to play with! A beginner puzzle with personal meaning! You’ll use popsicle sticks and a photo.

Popsicle Stick Crafts

37.  Popsicle Stick Flags ~ These fun 4th of July crafts for kids will keep the little ones occupied during your 4th of July get together or can keep them busy while you prep for your party.  You can even use them as cute place cards.

Popsicle Stick House

DIY Popsicle Stick House

38.  Popsicle Stick House ~ Help your children build an entire village from popsicle sticks.  This house is complete with a roof, chimney, and window box.

Popsicle Stick House

39.  Popsicle Stick Polly Pocket House ~ Build a doll house for Polly Pocket dolls using 111 popsicle sticks.  It’s complete with a floor, walls, roof, bench and ladder.  Add tiny accent pieces for a homey touch!

DIY Popsicle Stick House

40.  Modern Doll House ~ Here is a great way to occupy some time in a fun and creative way! This doll house is created from supplies you probably have laying around your house, so it’s cost effective and will be super fun for your kids to make!

What to Make with Popsicle Sticks

41.  Popsicle Stick and Scrapbook Paper Bracelets ~ These popsicle stick bracelets are absolutely adorable!  Young girls love to accessorize.  They are a wonderful craft for girls to make at Girl Scout’s, birthday party, camp or sleepover.  Using minimal supplies, they are easy, and they can make as many as their hearts desire.

Popsicle Stick Flower

42.  Popsicle Stick Sunflower {Kids Crafts} ~ Create sunflowers with craft sticks and your kids imaginations.  Let them make a sweet present for grandparents, mom or dad.

Popsicle Stick Crafts

43.  Popsicle Stick Airplane ~ Construct an airplane using a clothespin as the base, hot glue two popsicles sticks on the top  and bottom, to resemble wings.

Popsicle Stick Crafts

44.  Thing 1 & Thing 2 Puppets ~ I just adore these Thing 1 and Thing 2 characters with their blue pom pom hair!  They’re definitely a creative way to transform popsicle sticks.

DIY Puppets

45.  Popsicle Stick Puppets ~ Popsicle sticks are perfect for turning a hand drawn piece of artwork into a hand held puppet.

Printable Memory Game

46.  DIY Paper Popsicle Memory Game {Free Craft Printables} ~ Add a little summer fun to the traditional memory game by scattering this free craft printable at a summer ice-cream social, bbq or picnic for a bit of interactive fun for guests!

Popsicle Stick Crafts

47.  Popsicle Stick Bird Feeder ~ With the help of this great tutorial you’ll learn how to make cute little bird feeders out of Elmer’s glue and popsicle sticks. Perfect for all those little birds we all love to see in our yards since things are warming up a bit!

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