Stick Art: Expressive and Low-Cost

8 Jan

Wonderful low-cost art.

Wonderful low-cost art.

Welcome to the Club Creative Studio Two-Cent Tuesday post.  Today I will feature a few ideas I learned about via Pinterest using a low-cost supplies.

Each of the projects that I will highlight today are made from painted wooden pop sickle sticks.  The first one is a framed creation with same sized sticks, the second project includes a variety of stick sizes and additional wooden cut-out shapes.  Both involve paints and the use of a glue gun for quick results.

Framed Art Project

The first project was made by a group of second graders. Their art project was presented as a school class auction item.  Usually for this type of event, each class in a school collaborates and makes an item that is creative and interesting and it is auctioned off  to raise funds. Each of the class supporter’s bidding can get pretty competitive in their price wars to raise funds and have a chance to own art.  I know that this would have certainly caught my eye!

I am awaiting information on the pinner of this photo and source to share the details of the story behind this pop sickle art. When and if it arrives I will edit this post.  In the meantime, I am guessing that acrylic paints were used and each child contributed a set amount of sticks to form this art. The source: Holly McGavin, posted that the sticks were attached to foam core and then framed out. What a colorful result from something that is a low-cost, easy and quick. I love this project idea.

This project idea has inspired my daughter to create her own art, using inspirational quotes on each of her sticks and painted in the same technique. I think this has no age boundaries, I am even thinking of creating like this too! I love that a simple frame makes this look more worthy of hanging.  If it is a done as a class I suggest that  on one side the design is painted and the other side the artist’s signature is added. This makes the piece even more personal. Each stick can be readily identified this way for later reference.

Snowflake Project

Found on the site called:  Call Me May this project is also easy to make with variety possibilities as well.  How fun it looks, when completed I suggest hanging on a door, wall or from the ceiling! Using a variety of stick sizes, your snowflake shapes can be created in many interesting shapes and diameters. These are obviously painted (or spray painted) in a tint but they would also look beautiful in white and decorated further with added embellishments like glitter for a glam/festive look or buttons and gears for a vintage feel.

Have fun with your imagination and create with love like these projects were. I love sharing information that is low-cost and appealing. If you live in an area where you have a winter season, the snowflake theme can be current right up until spring!  Please stop by this Club Creative Studio blog often as the creativity is endless.  You never know what will jump-start your creative juices. Let us know what you think about this project in the comment box below!

6 Responses to “Stick Art: Expressive and Low-Cost”

  1. clubcreativestudio January 8, 2013 at 4:10 PM #

    Great idea, Janet! Thanks for your contibution. Yes, your local craft store will have packages of popsickle sticks for sale. They are usually called craft sticks. The wooden sticks can come thin or thick (like a tounge depressor), vary in length size and can even be pre-dyed in fun bright colors (which makes this project a “no-brainer”. I hope you try some form of this art. It really is budget-friendly.

  2. Janet Brent (@JanetBrent) January 8, 2013 at 2:59 PM #

    I love creative and low budget ways to artify your space! The popsicle sticks idea is really cool. I love both. For the frame, you can even just glue all the popsicle sticks together to use it as your canvas rather than painting each individual stick. I just wonder if there’s a way to buy popsicle sticks by themselves because I don’t eat them!

  3. clubcreativestudio January 8, 2013 at 2:50 PM #

    Thanks for stopping by, Diana. I welcome you with open arms. There is always so much to learn and be introduced to on the topic of creatitivty. This is a seemingly easy project that would be wonderful to frame as finished art. Maybe even our New Year resolutions can be added to each stick and then we can have the work framed and placed where we won’t forget them? Maybe!

  4. clubcreativestudio January 8, 2013 at 2:47 PM #

    This is a freat project for many ages, thanks for sharing with others, just as I did.

  5. Diana Lesire Brandmeyer January 8, 2013 at 2:45 PM #

    Love this! It’s getting pinned.
    visiting from the blog challenge

  6. lizandrashaw January 8, 2013 at 1:55 PM #

    I love these! The framed one is really awesome. I’m gong to share this at work. They are always looking for ideas to do with our residents.

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