Popsicle stick Christmas ornaments you can make - plus a tree topper!

Popsicle stick ornament crafts are a time-honored tradition for kids! I know my mom and dad still have several that I made when I was little, and they have a spot on the tree even after all these years. Because even the simplest ornament can be a treasure when it’s homemade, don’t you think?

Here are some craft stick ornaments (and one very cool tree topper) that you can make with your kiddos this year:

1. A simple reindeer ornament made with felt, googly eyes, and a red pom-pom nose – via Crafts-For-All-Seasons

2. Popsicle sticks spray painted white make a beautiful Christmas tree topper! (Though I’m thinking it does need some glitter.) ; ) – via BHG

3. A craft stick Santa made from sticks, cardboard, paint and yarn – via Kaboose

4. A sweetly decorated popsicle stick sled – via Plum Patchwork (for a tutorial on how to make a similar popsicle stick sled, see The Creative Crate)

5. A rustic tree made with craft sticks, finger paint and buttons – via Spoonful

6. How to make a popsicle stick snowman, complete with a jaunty little hat – via HubPages

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  1. 1
    Saturday, December 14th, 2013 at 9:03 am
    Cheryl says:
    So many clever ideas! My favorite ornaments are the ones that I made as a child. I look forward to the day my son can make some too!
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      Monday, December 16th, 2013 at 11:25 am
      Heather says:
      Hi Cheryl! I think handmade ornaments are the most memorable! : )
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    Sunday, December 15th, 2013 at 9:54 am
    Jacqui Odell says:
    I love number 6. The snowman is just so cute. It will be fun to do with the kids. Thanks for linking up to Party Time on Moms & Munchkins and we hope to see you next week.
  3. 3
    Monday, December 16th, 2013 at 10:21 am
    Cathy says:
    Love all the things you can do with Popsicle sticks...these are such creative ideas!
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      Monday, December 16th, 2013 at 11:23 am
      Heather says:
      Hi Cathy! I'm glad you like the ideas.The DIY options for Popsicle sticks are endless! : )
  4. 4
    Sunday, December 14th, 2014 at 10:08 pm
    Cheryl Stone says:
    I miss my children's popsicle stick ornaments. They have gotten lost over the years in all my moves. Now my grandchildren can make some with me!
  5. 5
    Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 at 10:13 am
    Barbara Desso says:
    My oldest daughter turned 40 this year and I still have the little popsicle sled that she made when she was in nursery school. I love to display it every year on the Christmas tree and tell her children that this is something that their Mother made for me when she was just a little girl.
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      Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 at 12:08 pm
      Heather says:
      That's so nice!! That's exactly why I love homemade ornaments so much too :)
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    Thursday, November 10th, 2016 at 5:41 pm
    Jan says:
    I like the popsicle stick ornaments and tree toppers.