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Popsicle Stick Snowflakes

By Aug 29, 2016September 8th, 2016No Comments

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I am always on the lookout for fun crafts that can be used to create a maximum impact in any space. I started to save our popsicle sticks this summer and was determined to use them to make something big! My daughter is totally obsessed with Frozen, so we watch it at least once a week. While watching Elsa sing “Let it Go,” it hit me that my popsicle sticks could be turned into beautiful, amazing snowflakes! Popsicle Stick Snowflakes are so easy to make and can be used as a picture backdrop or decor for any Winter party!

DIY popsicle stick snowflakes make a beautiful photo backdrop wall. This would be beautiful for a wedding or any party. They are super easy to make!

Popsicle Stick Snowflakes Photo Backdrop Wall

Popsicle Stick Snowflake Supplies

Note: While you can eat a LOT of popsicles, and save those sticks for this project, you can also buy craft sticks. This post contains affiliate links.

The beautiful thing about a snowflake is that no two are alike. I remember hearing that as a child and for some odd reason it stuck with me. That is certainly true with this project! I made a variety of shapes and sizes to make my snowflake wall feel authentic. The more eclectic your popsicle stick snowflake wall is, the better it will look. I love things to look like they are collected rather than exact copies, so I used large and smaller popsicle sticks to make my different sized snowflakes.

Popsicles sticks are also very cost effective! You can get a large box of 1,000 craft sticks for under $10!

Use different sizes and shapes to make them feel more organic!

The first thing I did when making my popsicle stick snowflakes was to lay them all out in the pattern that I wanted. First, I shaped the star, and then I added the sticks that point towards the inside of the star.  Once this shape was even I used my hot glue gun to stick them into place.

Next, I added the sticks that point outwards from the tips of the star.  It is a good idea to let everything dry before adding another one. When you are done with your design, and the glue is all dry, you are ready for paint!

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I used white spray paint, but these snowflakes would look super cute with a glitter coat, light blue, or even a pale pink! You can create a bunch of large popsicle stick snowflakes and use them as a photo backdrop for a wedding or Christmas party!

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It’s time to start eating some popsicles!

Want more ideas for stunning photo backdrop walls?

Check out our Paper Bag Stars (or really GIANT Grocery Bag Stars) and Giant Paper Flowers.

Giant Paper Bag Stars

About Leah Leatherby

Hi! My name is Leah Leatherby. I graduated from UC Davis with a BS in Textiles Marketing and Science. Since then, I have had four little ones – three boys and a girl. My life now consists of planning parties, baking cookies, and watching my kids. My husband has 75 first cousins alone, so we pretty much have an event every weekend! It keeps us busy, and lets me get my creative juices flowing.