Friday, August 19, 2011

Craft Stick Box

This CRAFT STICK BOX might be a good project for a youth group or scout troop to make. I used 64 craft sticks, Elmer's glue, a wooden bead, and a piece of craft foam to make this 1 3/4 inch tall box, but you could use more craft sticks to make it taller. First I glued the sides of 11 craft sticks together on a piece of plastic wrap to make the bottom of the box.
Next glue craft sticks across both ends of the bottom, then glue craft sticks on opposite ends. You will be stacking up like logs with a little space in between each layer. Layer the craft sticks until you get the height of the box that you desire. Let everything dry for several hours.
When all the glue was dry I cut a piece of craft foam to put in the bottom of the box.
While the box is drying make the lid. Glue 11 craft sticks together side by side just like you did the bottom. Then glue a stick on the top of each end to hold the top together. Next glue a wooden bead on top for a handle. You could use any type of bead or button on top.
I also used the other half of the craft foam and cut out letters to put on top of my box. This is where the boxes can be custom designed to match the personality of the person you plan to give the box. You could paint it, put stickers on it, put craft jewels on it or almost anything decorative.
These craft sticks are the size of popcicle sticks, but craft sticks come in mini and jumbo to make other size boxes. These craft sticks were already colored. I have a box of assorted colors craft sticks.
I have more sticks in more you have any CRAFT STICK CRAFT ideas? Post a comment and share your ideas.

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