17 Jun

DIY Tutorial: Watercolor Popsicle Stick Table Runner

DIY Tutorial: Watercolor Popsicle Stick Table Runner

For our new “About to POP” Popsicle Baby Shower, I used watercolor textures and popsicle sticks as key elements in the printables and the decor. And my favorite piece of decor ended up being something that combined both of these things: a Watercolor Popsicle Stick Table Runner!

If you’re looking for a fun and easy craft for summer, this is a great one to try. You don’t even need to wait for a party to throw either – this is a fun way to dress up your everyday table too! We’re even thinking it would make for a pretty cool, artsy “chair rail” on the studio wall. ;)

DIY Tutorial: Watercolor Popsicle Stick Table Runner

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WATERCOLOR POPSICLE STICK TABLE RUNNER – A DIY TUTORIAL

MATERIALS:

– Watercolor paints (I just picked up a $5 rainbow palette from Michaels!)
– Paint Brushes
– Large Popsicle Sticks (We used the 6 x 3/4″ size)
– Painters Tape
– Cup of water

STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Paint popsicle sticks a little more than halfway, creating a gradient effect as the paint tapers off. Let dry. (Macy wanted to help the girls out of course!)

DIY Tutorial: Watercolor Popsicle Stick Table Runner

DIY Tutorial: Watercolor Popsicle Stick Table Runner

2. Arrange finished sticks in a line with random alignment. Make sure you like the arrangement of colors. Flip the sticks over, and use blue painters tape or masking tape to attach them together. You can be “messy” with the tape – no one will see it!

DIY Tutorial: Watercolor Popsicle Stick Table Runner

DIY Tutorial: Watercolor Popsicle Stick Table Runner

TIP: For easy storage and transport, I recommending making small sections of about 10-15 popsicle sticks each and just setting them next to each other on the tablescape to create the runner. This way you can easily stack the sections later. I used 6 sections of 14 sticks each to cover a standard 6-ft banquet table.

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DIY Tutorial: Watercolor Popsicle Stick Table Runner

Jacque made an awesome watercolor initial to match…

DIY Tutorial: Watercolor Popsicle Stick Table Runner

Just having fun with the cameras… the colors were too irresistable! ;)

DIY Tutorial: Watercolor Popsicle Stick Table Runner

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15Comments

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jessica SAYS:

oh! such happy happy colors! gotta love a painted popsicle stick. i like the runner idea. would also make fun summery trivets. thank you!

Reply June 18, 2013 at 7:12 am

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Aaron SAYS:

That is such a cute idea! And the colors are so bright, I love it!

Reply July 3, 2013 at 11:13 am

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Cassi SAYS:

What a great way to involve kids in party decorations! I’ll be featuring your wonderful idea on The Crafty Crow!

Reply September 25, 2013 at 9:09 pm

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