Fun Paint Stir Stick Crafts.
Paint stir sticks are one of those things you never really think much about. You pick up a few when buying some paint, and then that’s pretty much it. But you really should be thinking more about them, because they’re an amazingly versatile (and free) DIY resource! I never use all the stir sticks that I have. Check out the 15 Easy Paint Stir Stick Projects below for some cute craft ideas!
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You can get stir sticks for free or at little cost at Home Depot, Lowe’s, and other such stores, making these projects very thrifty. Or you can buy them in bulk online through stores such as Amazon.com.
15 Easy Paint Stir Stick Projects
Here are some tips to consider before you get started on your DIY paint stir stick projects:
- Tools Required. Most of these projects are going to require some tools and other materials. The projects are all low-cost even with the added materials.
- Take time. Some of these projects will take more than an afternoon if you choose to stain or seal the wooden paint sticks. The stain needs to dry for 24-48 hours depending on the brand, so have that in mind before you begin.
- Fresh air. If you are using a stain or a sealant, make sure to complete this step in a well-ventilated area and wear the proper protection. Outside is best but that may not be an option for everyone.
1. Paint Stick Basket
This basket is so cute, it’s hard to believe it’s made with just 4 materials, one of which is paint stir sticks! Check out Build-Basic’s tutorial to find out how to build your own paint stick basket
2. Paint Stick Sunburst Mirror
This mirror looks like the kind that would cost a lost, but in reality, it’s made of many free stir sticks! Paint the sticks whatever color you want for your own unique take on this stir stick sunburst mirror by Centsational Girl.
3. Stir Stick Pendant Lamp Shade
The main materials in this clever stir stick project are a lamp shade and a lot of stir sticks. This is another project where you can use paint to better tie it into your own home’s decor. Follow Monty Dob’s tutorial to find out how to make your own stir stick lampshade
4. Paint Stir Stick Table Runner
This table runner looks very expensive, but can be made with free paint stir sticks! Sarah Hearts’ tutorial will show you how to easily make your own stir stick wooden table runner
5. DIY Paint Stick Wood Slat Sign
The basis of this adorable wooden sign is a couple of free stir sticks! Use Creations by Kara’s tutorial to make your own paint stick slat sign. There are a lot of chances to be creative with this one, by adding a different kind of banner and choosing a different quote.
6. Nightstand Paint Stick Sides
This nightstand looks beautiful with its new wooden paint stick sides! If you have a nightstand or end table with a gap on the side, then you could use Chatfield Court’s tutorial and make wooden paint stick sides like this!
7. DIY Paint Stick Mini Pallet
It’s hard to believe that the pallets in this pretty display were just made with paint sticks, but they were! Follow At Home in Love’s tutorial to make your own stir stick mini pallet that you can hang on a wall, place on a table, or do so many things with!
8. Painted Table Runner
Create a painted table runner from paint sticks with these simple directions from Build-Basic! I love this idea for making a table runner for a particular theme or color pattern for a party!
9. Wood Topped Stool
Give an old stool a makeover with paint sticks! Chatfield Court has easy instructions to give an old stool a new look!
10. Christmas Tree
Running With Sisters uses a yardstick in this tutorial, but paint sticks could easily be used to create this cute Christmas tree decoration!
11. American Flag
Create a fun décor item for the Fourth of July like this paint stick American Flag. Instructables has step-by-step directions with pictures, so this is the perfect DIY for a beginner or a child.
12. DIY TV Top Shelf
Create a little shelf that sits on top of your TV! Great for a couple of small décor items or somewhere to always lay the remote when you are done! Head over to Home Talk to get the directions.
13. Industrial Letters
I love these letters and they are made from paint sticks! So cheap and you can make whatever letters you want for your house! Home Talk has all the information you need to make these cute industrial letters!
14. Paint Stick Herringbone Table Top
Home Talk shows you how to dress up an old table with an adorable herringbone pattern made out of paint sticks! You can stain the wood to match your home’s theme too!
15. Paint Stick Potted Plant
These plants look so cute in their paint stick pots! Home Talk shows you how to make the pots using paint sticks, an old can, and a few other materials.
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