Embellishments of choice.
Gone are the days when you had to eat a bunch of popsicles to get the sticks for crafting. Now you can just buy them at a craft store. Available in full size and miniatures, painted or unfinished, the sticks offer many ways to decorate at your wedding reception. Even though popsicle sticks are cheap and simplistic you’ll love them as signs, seat markers, and other wedding accents.
There are so many different kinds of signs that you can make; the hardest part will be deciding on the signs that you want. Make food signs, love message signs, and others, by gluing sticks side-by-side. Make the sign to be the size that you want – using full-size or mini popsicle sticks – and set them around the room. A food sign can be stuck to the outside of a dish by using a glue dot. Name the dish on the sign and then embellish it with silk flowers, rhinestones, or other accents.
Use just one popsicle stick, or glue a couple together, and turn it into a seating card. It can be a magnetic one if you cut a strip of magnetic sheeting, peel off the backing, and stick it to the back of the popsicle stick.
Make a place marker by gluing several sticks together, side-by-side. Write the person’s name on the arrangement and set it near a plate on the table. It can also serve as a coaster.
Popsicle sticks make cute planters for the reception tables. You can make a planter quickly if you start with a small cardboard box. Glue the sticks around the sides and you’re finished. Use the planter as a centerpiece, or make many of them, and give them out as party favors. Instead of boxes you could use cans.
Make cute refrigerator magnet puzzles by using popsicle sticks, glued side-by-side. Glue a picture of the loving couple, a heart with the bride and groom’s names on it, or another picture, onto the front of the popsicle stick arrangement. Use a craft knife to slice the picture, between each stick, to finish the puzzle. Each stick holds part of the picture; the arrangement makes a nice party favor.
Popsicle sticks also make cute invitations. Follow the above instructions for gluing a picture onto the stick sign but, instead of a picture, glue on the invitation. Slice it between each stick and mail it. The recipient will have to arrange the sticks in the proper way to see the invitation as a whole. Your guests are going to think you’re so creative!