Introduction: Popsicle Stick Ring
They are cheap and sometimes even free - if you don't count the fact you have to pay for the popsicle.
So start eating more of those frozen snacks or alternatively, buy some popsickle sticks as we are going to make a ring.
Step 1: Make a Cut in the Pipe
Get a pipe and make a cut.
Cut should be big enough to slide in a popsicle stick.
Step 2: Steam or Boil Your Popsicle Sticks
Drop a few popsicle sticks in the steamer and steam them until they become flexible.
You should be able to bend them without breaking.
You will want to steam more sticks than you need as some of them might break.
If you don't have a steamer insert or a steamer, you can boil them.
Step 3: Wrap the Stick Around the Pipe
While the stick is still warm, insert it in the cut and wrap it around the pipe.
When the popsicle stick overlaps, clamp it to the pipe and leave it to dry.
It will take a few hours for it to dry.
I would not dry it for too long as we don't want the stick to become too stiff - yet.
When clamp is removed, popsicle stick should not unwrap by itself.
Step 4: Remove the Stick From the Pipe
After a few hours, remove the clamp.
Unwrap the stick halfway to remove it from the pipe.
Step 5: Trim the Stick
Cut off both ends
Step 6: Close the Ring
Apply a strong glue and use 2 clamps to close it.
You can also use just 1 clamp, but 2 will let you shape the ring more round.
Step 7: Remove the Clamps
Remove the clamps
Step 8: Decorate Your Ring
If you have a wood-burning tool, it's a great way to decorate your ring.
Step 9: Varnish the Ring
I dropped my ring in the varnish and used a paper towel to clean it.
That gave me a thin layer of varnish.
I did another ring with a thicker layer of varnish.
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Really nice but every time i try to bend the stick the grain breaks and sticks up what am i doing wrong please can anyone help.