Craft Sticks Container

4 Materials
$4
3 Hours
Easy
Sometime ago, I picked up a huge box of jumbo craft sticks on clearance for a couple of dollars. You can never go wrong with having craft sticks in your stash! Name just about anything and you can probably find it made out of craft sticks. Just google "craft stick projects" and BAM!!! Any type of craft sticks project you can imagine! And they're great to craft with kids, too!

As for what I made - something simple and really not that creative. But very useful! A container of some sort - one to hold things, or a vase for flowers, or maybe a lamp for an evening glow. The best part - it's so versatile!
To begin, lay out the craft sticks in a square pattern, two vertical and two horizontal - and hot glue them in place. Then make lots, and lots more - depending on how tall you want the container or when you get tired of gluing them together. Your choice, lol!
For the base, glue on more sticks in one direction, between the square.
To assemble: Place dabs of glue on top of the stick ends, centered, and press down a new square frame to what's there, layering and alternating between the two positions.
Continue gluing on more squares until you are satisfied with the height.
Then make a top the same as the bottom piece, only glue on several sticks together first and then glue to the bottom piece.
Add a handle for the top by cutting out a circle from one of the sticks and glue on wood balls in a circular pattern and then glue it onto the top and you're done!
You can use this whimsical container to store knick-knacks or . . .
as a vase for flowers . . .

or as a mood lighting lamp or lantern . . .
or just about anything you can think of!

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