Ice Block Stick Christmas Decorations

Ice Block Stick Christmas Decorations

How cute are these ice block stick Christmas decorations? The kids and I had so much fun making these. They look fantastic hanging on our tree and the kids are gifting some to friends and family as Christmas gifts.
We made Christmas trees and Christmas characters – Santa, Rudolph, a Snowman and an Elf.


What you’ll need:

  • Coloured ice block sticks (normal size)
  • Coloured pipe cleaners
  • Star stickers
  • Bells
  • Mini pom poms
  • String or ribbon
  • Glue
  • Brown card
  • Scissors

How to make ice block stick Christmas trees:

Glue the ice block sticks together to make a triangle. Leave to dry before decorating.

Ice Block Stick Christmas Trees

Cut some string or ribbon and glue this to the top of the triangle. Stick a star sticker over the top to help it stay in place.
Cut a rectangle from the brown card and glue to the bottom of the triangle as the tree trunk.

Then it’s time to get creative!
My children are older (8 and 6) so I simply showed them an example of mine I had prepared earlier and let them create their Christmas trees themselves.
The bells are threaded on to the pipe cleaner before winding them around the ice block sticks.

Younger children may need more assistance.

Ice Block Stick Christmas Trees


What you’ll need:

  • Natural ice block sticks/craft sticks (the larger, wider size)
  • Paint (red, green, brown, white)
  • Coloured cardboard (red, green, black, light brown)
  • Googly eyes
  • Cotton wool
  • Mini pom poms
  • Sequins
  • Black pipe cleaners
  • Small buttons
  • Ribbon
  • Glue
  • Scissors

How to make ice block stick Christmas characters:

Paint the ice block sticks on both sides (ours needed two coats). For the green elf sticks only paint two-thirds of the way, leaving the top natural for the face (you can also do this for Santa, but we forgot and painted the whole stick).

Ice Block Stick Christmas Character Decorations

Once the paint has dried help your children prepare the cardboard pieces for the characters, based on the image below.
I drew the shapes on the cardboard and Miss 6 cut the pieces out. Cut and glue a piece of white card on to the top of the red stick for Santa’s face.

Cut the ribbon for the tags and for the Santa, Snowman and Elf glue on the front of the sticks. Then glue their cardboard hats on top to help the ribbon stay in place.
For Rudolph, glue the ribbon to the back of the stick. Use a pipe cleaner to make his antlers and glue these on the back of the stick too.

Glue all the embellishments onto the sticks.

Ice Block Stick Christmas Decorations

Check out our blog for more fun Christmas craft ideas…. Fingerprint Christmas Cards, Paper Plate Christmas Trees and Handprint Christmas Wreaths.

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3 thoughts on “Ice Block Stick Christmas Decorations

  1. Carrie says:

    Christmas decorating hasn’t started in our house yet as we have one more birthday to get through this weekend first, then we’ll switch to Christmas mode. These are so cute! and look super easy but fun to do with the kids.

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