Washi Week-Day4: Popsicle Stick Bracelets!

washi week8.jpgA few months ago, Veronica decided to try a new washi tape craft: washi tape popsicle stick bracelets! They came out SO CUTE that we just had to have them for Washi Week! They’re so easy to make, look absolutely adorable, they make great gifts for kids, and they’re a great craft to do with the little ones!

Here are her originals:

washi week 000.jpgCute right!? Erica wants the pink one so bad 😀

They’re a piece of cake to make. Super fast to decorate, but there is a little wait time in prepping the popsicle sticks. If you plan to do these as a fun activity with your kids or siblings, you might want to start prepping the sticks the night before. Let’s get to it!!

Here is what you will need:

washi week0.jpgPopsicle sticks (can be thick or thin), 1-4 washi tapes, mod podge, and scissors. You will also need boiling water (if not then it can take a few days to make these!!) and a cup that has a mouth about the size of your wrist.

First, bring a pot of water to boil and add in your popsicle sticks. This is going to make them soften so we can bend them into shape!

Real quick fun story!! When we first moved from our home in Florida 3 years ago, we were eating soup in our new house. Somehow, we hadn’t unpacked the spoons! However we did have wooden popsicle stick spoons, so we decided to eat our soup with those. Well, about 5 minutes into dinner we realized that the spoons were starting to warp! The bowl part of the spoon was getting flatter by the minute and we ended up needing to drink what was left because the spoons were so flat 😀 It was so funny; we hadn’t even thought that the hot soup would effect our wooden spoons!!

Anyways, back to the craft! You need to let the pop sticks boil for at least 30 minutes. Once they are done you should be able to slowly bend the stick without it snapping. Next, take your stick and bend it into a curve, and place it into the cup so that its molding into a circle (we have such small wrists that we had to use an oval shaped container; if not the bracelet would slide right off!!) Here comes the waiting; you need to let the water all evaporate and let the sticks get hard again. It usually takes about 24 hours, which is why you should start this step a day ahead of when you’re planning to make them.

Now lets fast forward to tomorrow! The popsicle sticks are dry, hard, and ready to decorate!! Simply take your washis and start laying them on vertically in strips. We love this part because you get to design it and make up your pattern! Once they’re all on, flip the bracelet over and layer one long strip horizontally along the inside.

washi-week1washi-week2washi-week3washi-week4Seriously, how cute are Veronicas washi tapes?!?!washi-week5washi-week6washi-week7washi-week9washi-week8Almooooooost done! All you have to do last is give it a nice layer of mod podge, and then you’re ready to show off your bracelet to the world!! Super cute and simple! They are one of our favorite washi tape crafts everrrrrrrr because they’re so stylish, adorable, and you can pass them out for your friends and spread the washi love! ❤

Have any color combos that would be adorable? Any funny popsicle stick stories to share? We’d love to hear about it! Let us know in the comments bellow!

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