Making a Popsicle Stick Wooden Sled Ornament

Here is a family holiday fun project. It is easily made using Popsicle sticks, hot glue, and craft paints. You can use a variety of colors and embellishments. Here's how!



  • 6 to 8 Popsicle sticks (small & larger)
  • hot glue gun
  • craft paints
  • ribbon
  • embellishments
  • paint brushes


  1. Lay out two longer sticks and 6 smaller sticks for each sled.
  2. Place a smaller stick down, put a drop of glue on both ends of the small stick. Take a longer stick and glue onto both ends of the smaller stick. Give it a second to dry.
  3. With 5 smaller sticks, glue together side to side, as shown. They are set with a curve.
  4. Take your first set of sticks and turn right side up. Then place 5 piece section down toward the base of the sled and glue in place. Allow to dry.
  5. Paint and allow to dry.
  6. Add embellishments and a ribbon or string for hanging.
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These are so very pretty when you make them yourself. This is not an easy project, but the results are stunning. It has been a tradition in my family to give the children each an ornament for Christmas to add to their collection.

red painted sled with snowflake decoration affixed to top side

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