Summer Popsicle Stick Art

Bethany blogs at Pitter and Glink.  Given the challenge to create something using only items she already had, Bethany decided to raid her popsicle stick stash!  She used them to make a beautiful piece of nautical art.  Perfect for summer!

pitter and glink before

To start out, Bethany cut off the rounded ends of the popsicle sticks, then laid them out on a canvas.  She cut the sticks at different lengths and fit them together, much like hardwood flooring.  Once she had the sticks arranged in a pattern she liked,  Bethany boiled tea bags to stain the wooden popsicle sticks.  While letting the sticks soak in the stain, she painted the canvas brown so white wouldn’t show through the gaps between sticks.  After drying the popsicle sticks on paper towel, Bethany hot glued them onto the canvas.  Using a stencil, she painted the last line from an E.E. Cummings poem and a wave onto her wooden canvas.  To finish the edges, Bethany hot glued rope as she wrapped it around the canvas.  I’d better hang on to my popsicle sticks this summer!  I love this idea!

pitter and glink after

You can learn more about Bethany’s popsicle stick art at Pitter and Glink.

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