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Snow Sticks

I came up with this idea 25+ yrs ago and my daughter recreated it for gifts for the holidays.
It has held up beautifully over the years and everyone loved them.
Origionally they were a Brownie Girl
scout craft.
So easy and fun.
Time: 2 Hours Cost: $5 Difficulty: Easy
Go to the hardware store and ask for the longer paint sticks. I think they are 18". This is free!
We choose these colors at $1.36 per bottle. One thing not shown is a clear coat to seal it in. We like glossy.
Here is my daughter, Deanna happily painting away. We didn't prime the wood but you could. She had to sand the logo off of the one side.

Measure the inches off after painting your base color.
On the right is the old stick I made many years ago.
Here they all are decorated with the snowman and snow. To make snow just use the back of the paint brush and dab dots.
We choose, Let it snow as the saying under the snowman, as it's a measuring stick but do what you like. In the origional one I used a stencil because my writing is terrible.
She was able to paint on the letters and numbers.
We aded a ribbon on the top to hang it at the front door for those snowy days. ❄️
Tie the ribbon tightly to the stick to hold it. Then have enough ribbon to hang on a door knob.
I don't condone snow but this has been fun and a yearly tradition to hang on the door knob.

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  • Patricia
    Patricia Lebanon, OH
    on Nov 7, 2017

    The snow sticks are so darn cute! I think I'll make one to use this winter. Thanks for sharing your project.

  • Rembatb
    Rembatb Austin, TX
    on Nov 7, 2017

    Cozy, wintry fun!

  • Wendy
    on Nov 8, 2017

    That's cute! How lovely that your daughter is continuing the tradition!

  • Angie Waldner
    Angie Waldner Salem, OR
    on Nov 9, 2017

    Boy that takes me back to when I made one ,with my grandson, when he was seven years old .I brought every thing we would need for this project ,with me in my suitcase to England. JD's dad was stationed at in England at the time. Because we pounded the one we made in the ground out side We started our firs inch mark three inches up from the bottom of the stick. Then pounded it in the ground so the un marked pert was in the ground. Then we drove off to France . We were off to the Eifel tower .It was snowing in Paris . No place to pound a stick in at the top of the Eifel tower ,but oh so fun. Thanks for bringing back a good thoughts to me

  • Heather
    Heather United Kingdom
    on Nov 22, 2017

    Great idea. Well done to your daughter too. I have asked everywhere for these paint sticks but no one knows what I mean here :( Anyway, enjoy :)

    • Heather
      Heather United Kingdom
      on Nov 22, 2017

      Hi Jayde, I have tried paint stir stick too with no luck. I am just going to wait until I visit my son in FL. next year and put a couple in my suitcase :)

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