How to Make a @Popsicle Stick Bow Bouquet Holder #Sponsored #Giveaway

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I just found out that a friend of mine is pregnant again – this time with a baby girl! :) (After 3 boys, that’s exciting!) I am all about baby girls and hairbows, so when I had to come up with an idea for a gift for her and her new baby, I knew just what to do! I love how it turned out so much, I’m going to tell YOU how to make one yourself!

By the way, I know baby girls are supposed to be showered in pink, but my friend despises pink and loves the color blue. (Must be all those boys of hers!) :) That’s why the holder is blue and not pink. (I’ll be making another one for Lucy and Carly’s room that will be pink. I’ll update this post once it’s done. I have to find the perfect color pink first.

How to make a popsicle stick bow bouquet

This was such a fun project to make, and I just adore the way it turned out! I only wish the pictures did it justice.

Here’s how to make a Popsicle Bow Bouquet Holder of your very own:

Materials Needed:

  • Popsicle Sticks (30 – 50 painted whatever color you prefer, depending on the size of your canister. You will also need 3 – 8 painted green for “stems.”)
  • small container (An empty 8 ounce can of mixed nuts works perfectly! Just wash it out, and you’re good to go.)
  • acrylic paint (to paint your popsicle sticks.)
  • paint brush
  • Sparkle Mod Podge (optional)
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun & glue sticks
  • dry foam (in the floral dept. I used a round 1.8″ x 3.9″. I did have to cut it so it wasn’t so wide, but the diameter of the circle was perfect!)
  • shredded paper, rose petals, easter grass, etc. (For putting around the stems on the “ground”.)
  • hairbows

Ready to get started?

First, paint your Popsicle sticks whatever color you prefer: (Just remember to paint 5 or so of them green. I forgot and had to go back and paint more! Whoops!)

step1

Once your Popsicle sticks are dry, start hot gluing them around your canister. Be sure to push them on tight so they stay put!

step2

Once you’ve got all of your Popsicle sticks glued on, it’s the perfect time to do touch ups. I painted the silver rim around the can (totally not necessary, I just did it). I also made sure every exposed part of the Popsicle sticks were the same color.

step3

While the blue color was very pretty, it just wasn’t girly enough for me. So, I added a coat of Sparkle Mod Podge. Easiest was to do this was to put my hand in the can and paint all the way around it.

step4

Once the Mod Podge dries, Add a strip of ribbon around the sticks.

step5

Now we’re going to make our bow. Easy peasy. First, fold a strip of ribbon as shown below and glue it together. (I put glue on both strips right under my fingers.)

step6

Next, cut a small strip of ribbon and place it as shown below, then glue it to the back of the bow you made above.

step7

There’s your completed bow. Beautiful, and oh so easy!

step8

Now, glue the bow to the front of your basket, right over where you overlapped the ribbon going around the basket. (This makes it seamless.)

Drop in your dry foam:

step9

Add Popsicle stick stems, the “filling” for the grass, and hairbows:

step10

Et viola! You have a gorgeous gift perfect to welcome any new baby girl, and guaranteed to make mom smile:

Finished Bow Bouquet

I told you it was easy to make, and it’s all thanks to all the Popsicle sticks we have on hand! :)

Speaking of Popsicle, have you tried all of their yummy varieties yet? I’m really loving the Sugar Free Creamsicles. Super yummy, and only 20 calories per pop! They’ve been my late night treat when I want ice cream. It’s a much better alternative, and it’s great for helping me with my weight loss goals. Thank you, Popsicle for offering something for everyone!

My kids are loving having Popsicles as an after-school snack. They’re great for helping them cool off after a hot bus ride home, but they won’t ruin their dinner. Makes them smile, and it makes me smile too!

We are also loving Popsicle so much that we’ve decided to host a birthday party for Jace and Lucy this weekend. The theme of the party? POPSICLE, of course! :) Stay tuned for pictures, activities, and so much more!

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  1. 1

    My daughter made a picture frame shaped like a house out of popsicle sticks when she was in kindergarten. The teacher put a photo in the middle. Very cute!
    Thanks!

  2. 2

    We have made a house with Popsicle sticks!
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  3. 3
    D SCHMIDT says:

    Another fantastic idea is to make a picture frame from the Popsicle sticks

  4. 4
    Wanda McHenry says:

    You could make flowers out of toilet paper rolls then paint them and glue to the popsicle sticks as the stems.

  5. 5
    Wanda McHenry says:

    Let me change my first idea, it’s too close to yours. I’ve made reindeers using fake fur and used popsicle sticks as the legs. Please disregard my first comment. :)

  6. 6
    Janice Cooper says:

    How about a bird house

  7. 7

    Hey Angie, this is really an creative gift idea. I have bookmark this page and will try it DIY one day.

    You are indeed so talent and creative in your life. All the best to you.

    Greeting from Malaysia.
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  8. 8
    Jessie C. says:

    We have tried to use popsicle stick making bird feeder, love it.

  9. 9
    Amanda Sakovitz says:

    a popsicle stick jewelry box

  10. 10
    Thomas Murphy says:

    You can make a Popsicle stick picture frame.

  11. 11
    Intan Nuzulan says:

    omg thats cute!!!!

  12. 12

    the Popsicle brand Sugar Free Creamsicles. sound great & what a blessing a gift card to Target would be! I go by either Chris or Chris Ann thanks

  13. 13
    Cheryl F. says:

    Popsicle stick boxes, magnets, reminder clips.

  14. 14
    Lisa Brown says:

    You could make a simple, decorative bird house this the Popsicle sticks.

  15. 15

    You can use popsicle sticks to make a chore chart. Each kid has a pocket on the chart and chores are listed on each popsicle stick.

  16. 16

    We have made pencil holders with frozen juice cans. The children decorated them with magic markers before gluing them on.

  17. 17
    Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    We use popsicle sticks as a tool to spread glue!

  18. 18
    Marti Parks says:

    I’m not very crafty, but when I was a kid I did a school project using popsicle sticks as the fence around a civil war fort.

  19. 19

    I always remember the classic picture frame holder made out of popsicle sticks!

  20. 20

    I’m not incredibly creative, but you can use popsicle sticks to make homemade picture frames around a cute photo of your child.

  21. 21

    We made picture frames with popsicle sticks, and a bird house.

  22. 22

    We like to make puzzles out of popsicle sticks. Tape one side together and draw on the other.

  23. 23

    I don’t think I’ve made anything with them in at least 50 years. This holder is very cute.
    Thanks for the contest.

  24. 24

    i like hte idea of using popsicle sticks to make picture frames

  25. 25
    Jessica To says:

    We used to make snowflake Christmas ornaments out of them when I was a child.

  26. 26
    Jennifer T. says:

    We’ve glued the sticks to clothespins and used them for decorating and labeling and for chore charts.
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  27. 27
    rod jackson says:

    I would use them to make christmas ornaments with the kids school pictures.

  28. 28

    We’ve used them to make mini easels to display ther kids artwork!

  29. 29
    Wild Orchid says:

    Kids can make small picture frames out of them! Entered the rafflecopter as “Wild orchid”

    Thanks for the chance to win!
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  30. 30
    Susan Christy says:

    I dipped popsicle sticks in all the cans of paint I used to paint my walls, and take them with me when I go shopping for accessories for my house

  31. 31
    Abby Kraynick says:

    My kids & I have made bird house in the past using them, they turned out really cute.

  32. 32

    My boys also like making bird houses out of them!

  33. 33

    I once glued popsicle sticks to a small can and used it as a pencil holder.

  34. 34
    Courtnie Miller says:

    When I was in elementary school, I did a science fair project with them. I built model bridges out of them.

  35. 35

    We use them as glue stirs

  36. 36

    We always use craft sticks for things. Our last project was building a popsicle stick house! It’s pretty lopsided, but the grandbebes were so proud of themselves!

  37. 37

    I like making a picture frame out of them

  38. 38

    we used to make “cabins” out of them, but now i have seen lots of pinterest for date night ideas using popcicle sticks by putting ideas on them like have a picnic, or watch the stars on them and throw them in a can and draw one when you want an idea.

  39. 39

    You can make a photo puzzle with them.

  40. 40

    popsicle fort! :)

  41. 41

    We like to use out popsicle sticks to make bird houses

  42. 42

    Build a bridge

  43. 43

    Once my daughter made me a cotton ball box out of popsicle sticks. It had a cover and everything!

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  44. 44

    Ornaments for the Christmas tree!

  45. 45

    I don’t know how creative this is, but my kids build birdhouses with popsicle sticks

  46. 46

    how about a toy wooden boat?

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  47. 47
    Donna Warrington says:

    My sons and I have made many a picture frame from popsicle….lol

    Donna

  48. 48

    We made boxes out of popsicle sticks for the kids treasures when they were young

  49. 49

    We always loved building “log cabins” with them as kids.

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