–+ servings

Cook Time 30 minutes

Dry Time 30 minutes

Total Time 1 hour

Servings 1 sign

Author Keri Houchin

Cost $2

- 1 Hot Glue Gun
- 3 hot glue gun sticks
- 6 sponge paintbrushes 1-inch width
- 1 watercolor paintbrush small
- 1 Pair of scissors

- 54 wooden craft popsicle sticks
- 7 bottles craft paint red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, white
- 1 pencil
- 7 feet cotton macrame cord

- Make popsicle sticks into squares.To spell out summer, you’ll need to make 6 squares. For each square, lay out the popsicle sticks with 7 in a horizontal row, then place 2 on top perpendicular at opposite ends. Draw a line of glue down each side and attach the perpendicular sticks.
- Paint each popsicle stick square.Next, flip the squares over so the support sticks are on the back. Use a sponge brush to paint the front of each square. For the 6-square rainbow, I used red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. Set each square aside to dry and add a second coat of paint if necessary.
- Add a letter to each square.Use a pencil to lightly sketch out where each letter will go in the center of the painted side. There should be one letter for SUMMER on each of the 6 squares. Paint white over the letters using a small brush to get smooth edges. Add a second coat if necessary, then let the squares dry completely.
- Attach painted squares to cord.Measure a length of cord that is twice the length of your painted squares lined up, plus a bit extra. (My squares measure about 6-inches, so I used 7 feet of cord.) Line up the squares in order, spelling SUMMER from top to bottom, face down. Use dots of hot glue to attach the cord to the back side of each square, starting with the center of the cord at the top square.I recommend leaving about an inch of space between each square. You can trim extra cord from the end when it’s finished if it is too long.
- Hang the popsicle stick decor.Use a removable Command hook or similar for an easy way to hang the finished sign on a wall using the top loop.

*Popsicle Stick Decor Summer Sign - Ideas for the Home by Kenarry®*

*https://www.kenarry.com/diy-popsicle-stick-decor/*