This is an easy treasure box made of popsicle sticks and got glue.
My first popsicle stick box was one of my first popsicle stick creations. From there, creating became my hobby, and I have always loved making things with popsicle sticks. I use the box for keeping small treasures, like jewelry and other small creations. I hope you enjoy making this as much as I did!
What you'll need: hot glue and hot glue gun
a ruler or measuring tape
Step 1: Base of the Box
Once your gun is heated up, place ten popsicle sticks side by side on a table. Hot glue two sticks across the ends on both sides to make a square.
Step 2: Sides of the Box
Next, put glue on the ends of two sticks and place on the ends of the two sticks from the previous step. Glue two more sticks on top of those, facing the other direction. Keep gluing the sticks in this criss-cross pattern until the sides of the box are as tall as you want them.
Step 3: Lid of the Box
As you did with with beginning base of the box, you're just going to make a square with ten sticks and glue them all together with the two sticks across the ends to hold all the sticks together. For the inside of the lid that keeps the lid on without sliding, measure the inside of the box with a ruler, as shown in the picture. Mine with about 8 1/2 inches on one side, and 8 inches on the other. Now cut two pieces of each of the two measurements (four sticks total) and glue them in a square standing up (not face down) on the inside of the lid. It may take a few tries to get it to fit right.
Step 4: Top Handle
To make it easier to take the lid on and off, add a handle to the top. You can design your own, or make it how I did. Cut two pieces about an inch long and four pieces about 1 1/2 inches long. Glue these together in pairs of the same measurement (you should have three pairs: two 1 1/2", one 1"). Then glue the longer pairs facing each other on the lid, slightly leaning in toward each other, with about an inch in between the tops. Then glue the smaller pair on top. You can add extra inside the handle to make it stronger if you want.
Step 5: Complete!
Your popsicle box is now finished! I hope you enjoyed it, and don't forget to turn off your glue gun! :)