Monday, July 16, 2018

Craft Sticks Container

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Some time ago - maybe a year or two, one of the craft stores (I can't remember which) had all of their craft sticks on clearance because the manufacturer was changing the design or logo of the wrapping, so I picked up a huge box of jumbo craft sticks for a couple of dollars. You can never go wrong with having craft sticks in your stash! The problem is what to make with them.  Name just about anything and you can probably find it made out of craft sticks.  Just google "craft stick projects" and BAM!!! Any type of craft sticks project you can imagine!

As for what I made - something simple and really not that creative.  A container of some sort - one to hold things, or a vase for flowers, or maybe a lamp for an evening glow. The best part - it's so versatile! 

  • Craft Sticks
  • Hot Glue
  • Wood Balls
  • Utility Scissors

Then lay out the sticks in a square pattern, two vertical and two horizontal - and hot glue them in place. Now, make lots, and lots more - depending on how tall you want it or when you get tired of making them. Your choice!

For the base, glue on more sticks in one direction, between the square.

To assemble:  Place dabs of glue on top of the stick ends, centered, and press down a  new square frame to what's there, layering and .  .  .

alternating between the two positions.

Continue gluing on more .  .  .

until you are satisfied with the height or .  .  .

want to just stop because you are tired of the gluing monotony! Lol!

Make a top the same as the bottom piece, only glue on several sticks together first and then glue to the bottom piece.  

For the handle, cut out a circle from a stick and  .  .  .

glue on wood balls in a circular pattern and then glue it onto the top.

Use this container to store knick-knacks or

as a vase for flowers .  .  .

or as a mood lighting lantern .  .  .

or anything you can think of!



  1. I love the trinket box. Or is it a candle holder? A vase? No matter what it can be used for it turned out fantastic. I love the versatility of it.

  2. So cute. Can I come and play with you? You have too much fun with your crafts. love it. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  3. Very cute, and very creative destash project!

  4. How fun! I like it as a luminary, but super cute with flowers, too! What a great project! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  5. This is cute and has many possibilities for use!

  6. What a creative idea - so cute. I'll have to dig my craft sticks out now

  7. Me encanta todo lo que haces, tienes una gran imaginaciĆ³n.

  8. I really like the way it looks with a light inside! Would be great out on the patio table! Pinning!

  9. Such a great and versatile project. I love all the different ways you found to use it.

  10. Stunning Gail. I'll be seeing ice cream sticks in a whole new light after reading this. Who would have thought that you could make something and use it so many different ways


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