This month’s Etsy Fort Worth upcycle challenge was to make something with popsicle sticks. Now, I have to admit right at the start that I went out and bought a package of popsicle sticks for this project. It’s not that we haven’t eaten popsicles, I just always forgot to save them! Thankfully this project only uses a few of them so I have plenty left in my package to make more crafts.
I really love the big wooden (and reclaimed wood) signs that seem to be popular right now. But I don’t have the wall space to make lots of wooden signs with all the sayings that I like. So I decided to try a miniature version.
I’m missing photo’s for the first few steps, but all I did was cut the ends off of my popsicle sticks so that they would look more like wooden planks. Then I hot-glued a couple of popsicle sticks across the back to make it sturdy.
Once it was assembled I mixed some brown and black paint together to get the rustic look that I was wanting and I painted my piece. I decided for this first sign to paint ‘hello’ on it. (Inspired by this sign.) I used the Lobster font as my inspiration and traced it out.
I definitely don’t have the steadiest hand, but I did my best painting my hello. (I mixed several colors together to get the shade that I wanted.)
And now it’s ready for display!
I already told you on instagram, but this is so cute!
Thank you (again)!! I’m definitely going to be making more of these.
Oh, what a cute idea! Definitely get the same look without the space commitment.. love it!
Stephanie T. says
Cute! I bet these would make great product name and price signs for craft fair displays. Maybe even painted with chalkboard paint.
I’ve been toying with idea’s on how to use them as signs for my display. I really like the chalkboard paint idea, and I already have a bunch of it. Thanks!!
Bespangled Jewelry says
I love this! I featured this post in a collection of ‘grown up’ popsicle stick crafts: Thanks for sharing!
Thanks! And thanks for including this in your collection!