DIY Stenciled Popsicle Stick Desk Set!

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Amy Anderson with Mod Podge Rocks! created some wonderful new adhesive stencils for Plaid.  Fortunately, I happen to know Amy, and being friends with a blogging celebrity gets me all kinds of perks.  Now if I can just introduce myself to Tom Selleck, all would be good with the world!

Anyway, Amy asked me to create a project using her stencils.  So, I created a great kids craft project using Amy’s stencils, popsicle sticks and Mod Podge!  How about a Stenciled Popsicle Stick Desk Set?  A perfect teacher gift, or Mother’s Day or Father’s Day gift!

stenciled popsicle stick desk set

Okay, you can quit laughing at the my big hair and my husband’s mullet!  This happens to be one of my favorite photos, even if it is 20 years old!  And what better way to show it off than in a Stenciled Popsicle Stick Desk Set!  Really!

stenciled popsicle stick desk set

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For this project I used:

Mod Podge Rocks! Stencils in Starlite
Jumbo Wood Craft Sticks (about 3 dozen)
Mod Podge
Glitter in Gold, Blue and Purple
Spouncer
Hot Glue
Tin Can
Matching ribbon
Photo (doesn’t have to have big hair and a mullet)

stenciled popsicle stick desk set

I left the backing attached to my stencil for easier maneuvering.  Simply lift up the stencil and line up the craft stick so that a row of pattern is centered on the stick.

stenciled popsicle stick desk set

Smooth the stencil down over top of the stick, adhering it.

stenciled popsicle stick desk set

Work quickly when spouncing Mod Podge on the stencils  – Mod Podge has a reduced dry time, so you’ll may need to go over some areas a few times.

Sitcom 2 step option

stenciled popsicle stick desk set

Sprinkle the glitter generously onto the stencil, and then tap off the extra into a container (waste not, want not, right?)

stenciled popsicle stick desk set

Carefully peel back the stencil to discover your awesome sparkly design!  You can touch up any areas that you missed with a tiny paintbrush and Mod Podge/glitter.

Plaid recommends that you wash the spouncers and stencils immediately after using so that you can use them again and again.   

stenciled popsicle stick desk set

 Repeat this process until you have roughly 3 dozen crafts sticks completed and sparkly.  Twelve in each color.

Click here for the next step!

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  • Victoria @DazzleWhileFrazzled June 21, 2017, 10:22 pm

    Super Fun! My 8 year old would love this. Chevron pattern is always fun!

  • Sheyl August 8, 2015, 11:26 am

    As a former Girl Scout Leader this would be a great project for scouts!

  • Alison July 31, 2015, 2:45 pm

    This is such a cute and fun idea! Love it! 🙂

  • Ruby Manchanda July 29, 2015, 9:15 pm

    I love the starry sparkly photo frame.

  • Joann July 26, 2015, 10:18 pm

    I think my daughter would love this for her craft desk. I’ll have to go get her some mod podge! Pinned to my DIY project board ; )

  • Anonymous July 26, 2015, 10:17 pm

    I think my daughter would love this for her craft desk. I’ll have to go get her some mod podge! Pinned to my DIY project board ; )

  • Debbie K February 26, 2014, 7:43 pm

    Tree bark stencil is interesting. I have used larger types of stencils & lettering..these create patterns i hadn’t thought of even painting as borders, etc

  • anita February 26, 2014, 1:00 pm

    I like the tree bark especially when crafting for family reunion keepsakes.

  • Camiele February 24, 2014, 9:49 pm

    I like the chevron stencil.

  • Bridget Allen February 22, 2014, 8:08 pm

    They all look amazing, but I am definitely a “Key” girl. The keys are my favorite! Can’t wait to try them all. I’m already thinking of some projects to use them on!

  • Michelle C February 21, 2014, 10:11 pm

    Chevron peel & stick

  • norene February 21, 2014, 1:27 pm

    Very nice! I always liked that picture too.

  • Amy Anderson February 20, 2014, 8:29 pm

    OMG Suzy this is brilliant! No surprise – you are amazing! Thank you thank you!

  • Jackie L. February 20, 2014, 8:02 pm

    Love the skeleton key. Thanks

  • Ratna Fleig February 20, 2014, 4:15 pm

    I like the chevron and skeleton keys.

  • Pam February 20, 2014, 10:38 am

    I think I like the Skeleton Keys. On a frame with a photo of a loved one inside, you could add the wording, “You hold the key to my heart!” That would be a lovely gift, don’t you think?

  • Marlene February 20, 2014, 1:55 am

    I like the Skelton Keys and Tangiers.

  • Diana February 20, 2014, 1:38 am

    I really liked all of them but I would
    Probably go with skeleton keys

  • Cookie 17 February 19, 2014, 11:09 pm

    I saw some these at Micheal’s the day before storms hit,lol I like them all but Tangier one stands out to me Thank’sCookie17

  • Janet February 19, 2014, 9:58 pm

    I like the dots the best but they are all neat.

  • Gilda February 19, 2014, 7:37 pm

    Love the dots. Your project is great.

  • Ann Thompson February 19, 2014, 7:15 pm

    What a cute project. I even have a whole bunch of those sticks in my craft stash.

  • Lillian Tremblay February 19, 2014, 6:29 pm

    They are all very nice but I think I like the woodgrain the best.

  • Karyle Byrd February 19, 2014, 6:15 pm

    I like the chevron. Cute project.

  • ColleenB. ~ Texas February 19, 2014, 6:08 pm

    I like the Tangier
    Thank you for this opportunity
    ColleenB.

  • Pam Rush February 19, 2014, 5:39 pm

    I like the wood grain and the keys.

  • jackie February 19, 2014, 5:24 pm

    I really like starbrite but the key stencil is hard to resist. Thanks for the chance to ein. Jackie

  • Carla February 19, 2014, 5:18 pm

    I really like the chevron and the woodgrain ones!

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