Popsicle Stick Pencil Cup

I purchased a huge bag of colorful popsicle sticks at one of those "everything for a dollar" stores. 

Now what to do with all these pretty sticks?

Project 1: Pencil Cup...or flower vase....or small flower urn

This project took only a few minutes with the help of little hands.

You'll need:
Empty & Clean vegetable can
Popsicle sticks 

This project was so quick because the popsicle sticks were the perfect length for the size of my can.

Simply glue the sticks side-by-side around the outside of the empty can. I alternated colors for a rainbow effect but I think it would have been just as pretty had I used all the same color or only 2 colors for a striped effect.  The natural colored sticks would look nice as well.

After the glue has dried, add a ribbon to finish. 

I love raphia!

My daughter needed a pencil cup for her room.

More popsicle stick crafts are in my future.

You can find popsicle sticks here:

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  1. Too cute, Jessica! Our granddaughters would love to do this. Thank you for posting. Followed you on Linky and GFC.
    Blessings, Audrey

  2. Cute idea! My daughter would love to make one of these for her desk!

    Thanks for stopping by to link up for Functional Friday!


  3. Following you on Linky. I live near the Arkansas River but it doesn't flow here. It's just one big sandy beach..lol
    If you would like, check out my blog...

  4. my daughter has this on her desk....cute and colorful!!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

  5. That is just too cute. I gotta share that with my grandbaby.

  6. This is so bright and cheerful. Perfect craft for the kids too! We loved having you link up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday!" We hope to see you back next Saturday with more fun ideas! -The Sisters

  7. Cute, easy & green! I love finding new purposes for random things we might normally throw out. Nice job.

  8. such a cute and easy craft. i love it. and i love that you used all the colors. so much fun.


  9. Seriously too cute! I use cans for my paintbrushes, but they don't look all cute like this, I'm going to have to give them a makeover :)
    Thanks for linking up this week to my "Get Creative" linky party!

  10. Following you on Linky...would you be willing to follow me back! :) Thanks for linking to Thrifty Thursday!

  11. Hi Jessica, stopping by from Crafty, scrappy happy me link party. That is a great idea to recycle cans, I'm trying this for my desk, it's so cheerful! I'm following you via Linky Followers.
    Greetings from Spain

  12. Cute idea! Thanks for stopping by at Thisblogisnotforyou.com

  13. So cute! I remember doing this when I was little! My daughter would love to make one!

  14. So cute! Must get some of those popsicle sticks ;-) I also have a "thing" for raffia! Thank you for sharing at the ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS party :-)

  15. Cute, cute, cute! Found you @ If It's Not Baroque... Pinned this fun safekeeping!

    Happy Tuesday!

  16. Really CUTE. Would love to have you link up to What to do Weekends, Party also. Linda Following on Twitter.


  17. Too cute and I love how spring like the rainbow colors are... it's make a great flower vase too!

    Thank you so much for sharing this at the Oh HAPPY Day link party!

  18. This is so cute, Jessica!! My youngest loves saving popsicle sticks to use for crafting projects. She'll LOVE this! Pinned ;) Thanks for sharing! :*)

  19. Hi Jessica! How cute and crafty :)
    Thanks for linking up for WW!
    I'm now your newest GFC follower :)


  20. I had to laugh when I saw this!! I have the EXACT same pencil holder on my desk!! (actually 3 of them...but I painted 2 of them to match my current colors)

    I really like the rafia ribbon! I may have to add that!

    These were made by my boys when they were little as gifts for me and my husband. We STILL use them today...the boys are 30, 26 and 25!!!

    Thanks for sharing!!
    ~ Darlene

  21. Oh that came out really cute and it is perfect for all things listed, and would make a great gift for a teacher with the pencils in it or for mothers day with the flowers. Thanks so much for sharing on We Made That!


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