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The Simple Secret to using Popsicle Sticks! 

Today is the day that we all learn what to do with those left over popsicle sticks!  Wait, does anyone even eat popsicles anymore? When I was little I would rush to get to the wooden taste of the stick!  The craft stores fixed our problems by selling these sticks in packs I will tell ya! I am excited to team up with Kwik Stix for this project and show you how to brighten up your personal space with good ole popsicle sticks. 

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You will  need: High Temperature Glue Gun * Glass Candle Holders * Candles * Craft Sticks * Kwik Stix from the Pencil Group 

Tired of the endless mess of painting?  Fear not! Kwik Stix Solid Tempera Paint sticks take the mess out of painting while keeping all the fun!  Simply uncap, twist, and paint! Kwik Stix have a fast drying formula that allow them to dry in 90 seconds ( YES 90 SECONDS ) while still leaving a paint-like finish! You can also purchase these from your local Michaels stores or click here to purchase. 

No cups, smocks, water or brushes required. Kwik Stix come in assorted vibrant colors with coverage that won’t crack.  Great on poster paper, cardboard, wood and canvas and much more!

Let’s just all take a moment and stare at this beautiful hot pink paint stick!  I literally opened it and thought about using it as lip stick!  You can’t lie- you thought the same thing as me! 

Step one:  Paint one side of your popsicle stick with the color of your choice.

I wanted to have a fun theme and a more elegant theme so pull up your britches because it’s gonna be a fun ride with me today!

I was quite surprised to see this product in action and I literally mean this!  At first the paint appears wet but then within seconds it starts to dry.  It’s the most fascinating product that I have used in a while. 

The colors literally come alive once you apply it, which had me thinking.  Why didn’t anyone ever make colored popsicle sticks?  Just a thought… 

I asked myself what kind of picket fence would I would want around my house and if you know me then you know I would pull for ” Team Rainbow” but some days I wake up and feel like Cher and my inner sophisticated side comes out, which leaves us with a black picket fence. 

The black popsicle sticks kinda remind me of the Nightmare before Christmas.  Personally I would keep these candle holders up all year long and decorate around them!  Can I get an AMEN! My imagination is screaming like a kid on Christmas morning thinking about all the things I can create with these paint sticks. 

Clean your glass candle holders with cleaner before glueing the popsicles to them. The glass needs to be really clean otherwise the sticks won’t stick properly. 

Once you are ready get your glue gun and start glueing them on one by one.  If small kids are doing this project, now is the time I would suggest having an adult help out. We don’t want to burn those little fingers.  Let your kids color the sticks- trust me they will love it!!!!

I made two passes with my glue gun to make sure there was enough glue on them. 

Make sure to press firmly on each stick right after you place it on the candle holder. 

I am really in love with these Tempera Paint sticks.  They are perfect for people on the go since they dry so quickly, this means no mess for the parents to clean up after! 

Not sure what to do when you are busy cooking, cleaning and working? Throw some popsicle sticks on the table with these paint sticks and you won’t hear a word for hours.  Seriously how do I know this? it happened to me, I found myself so zoned into painting them that I didn’t realize I painted much more than I actually needed! 

How beautiful are these picket fence candle holders! 

Just close your eyes and imagine yourself snuggled up on the couch watching your favorite movie with these just glowing away, pure happiness. 

Fill these containers up with candy and treat your guests to a warm surprise. 

You are welcome, I just made life amazing for you! 

The ideas are endless with these tempera sticks!  I can’t wait to try them on paper! 

 

I feel like these belong on the set of a whimsical movie with lightning bugs flying around.  Did I mention you could put these on your desk with pencils and pens in them.  You can put so many different things in them just use your imagination. 

Check out all of the Kwik Stix colors. You can purchase from The Pencil Grip

I hope you enjoyed this project as much as I did! See you in the next post, until then hugs from my computer to yours!

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Oh HAPPY day Jaderbugs! I have this post I am working on featuring 5-10 homemade crafts you can make to decorate your Christmas tree with. That will be coming up this week but I wanted to share a few of my favorite ones with you now. I love making things that fill those empty spots in my Christmas tree. You know? Those spots that are screaming for love and affection? This year is the FIRST year we ever got a real tree. It was so much fun going through the entire process. Lil one had fun picking it out. The one thing I didn’t realize is that you can’t BEND the branches like a fake tree.

HAHA.

Do you know what this means? HUGE spots that need love and affection. I tried sticking ornaments in those lonely spots but it was just not working. Our living room tree’s theme is GOLD, WHITE and a pop of red. I thought why not add a little bit’O candy in the tree and that is where this idea came from. I didn’t want to go out and buy candy ornaments because they are super duper expensive and I just don’t like throwing away money like that.  I hope you enjoy this craft because they turned out SO cute. Just think you can do silver ones and put bright fun paper around them. I love this because you can be creative and add paper on them that you personally love.

Stay tuned because I have THREE trees in the house this year so you will be seeing some fun ways to decorate a tree. Did I mention each room has a different theme? Eh…. I know. I have OCD.
Let’s get started:

INGREDIENTS:

*Scissors
*Twine
*Mylar Tissue (purchased from Walgreens)
*Scrapbook paper
*Paper towel roll

You can click on any of the ingredient links to purchase these items in ONE spot.

 The first thing I want to tell you is this Mylar Paper is GOLD and SILVER. This is what it looks like right from the package. You can see that there will be a crease from where it was folded.

If you flip the paper over it will be silver. I didn’t know this until I bought it. I think this is great because you can choose this side if you don’t want GOLD.

The first thing I did was lay my cardboard roll on the edge of tissue, roll it over so see where I need to cut.  The goal is to have no cardboard showing.

Once you cut it it will look like the picture below. It will be too “long” so you will need to cut the strip in half. I used the crease that was already showing as a guideline.

Once you cut it wrap your roll with the tissue paper and secure with tape. I like to use double stick tape so I can “hide” the tape from the human eye. It actually just looks a little better this way.

Get a piece of twine and tie it around the ends of the roll. This will give us that CANDY look. Are they not so cute? I planned on leaving them just like this but I really wanted them to pop.

Soooo. I added red and white chevron paper around them.

This is what they will look like once you are done! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial… Make sure and post yours on my facebook page so I can share with my readers. I love seeing your take on one of my crafts.

Don’t forget to make it a DIY kinda day,

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