How to Create a Father’s Day Popsicle Stick Coaster

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Father’s Day is a little over a week away. In our home we love handmade gifts. If you’ve been following us for a while, you already knew that. We love to create beautiful keepsakes that we can look back on years from now and remember just how small our girls were, once upon a time. This year, since we are saving money to buy a home, I wanted to try to create something that cost $5 or less. It might not seem like a lot for a gift, but sometimes handmade gifts are worth more than anything you could buy in the store. I’m excited to reveal our Father’s Day popsicle stick coaster gift idea.

This adorable keepsake can be made with just three supplies. You should be able to use regular glue, but we chose wood glue to make sure that the sticks stay put. If you use a felt marker, make sure that you write slowly and don’t press too hard. We found that felt tip markers run easily when you press too hard. If your kids will be writing on them, you may want to use a thin marker.

While we didn’t do it on this one, you can also spray the finished popsicle stick coaster with a clear glaze spray, or something similar. This will stop the writing from running if Dad uses his coaster for a cup that sweats at the bottom.

Looking for an inexpensive gift for Father's Day that he will cherish forever? Check out this easy popsicle stick coaster idea!

marker, popsicle sticks and wood glue

Supplies

You’ll need:
24 Standard Size Popsicle/Craft Sticks
Glue (we use wood glue)
Permanent Marker

Popsicle Stick Coaster Tutorial:

step by step how to make a coaster out of popsicle sticks

step by step how to make a coaster out of popsicle sticks

step by step how to make a coaster out of popsicle sticks

  1. Line up 3 popsicle sticks.
  2. Add a tiny drop of glue on the left end of each of your popsicle sticks.
  3. Place a popsicle stick on top of the three dots of glue. Make sure it is aligned and straight.
  4. Add a tiny drop of glue on the right end of each of the bottom layer of popsicle sticks.
  5. Place a popsicle stick on top of the three dots of glue. Again, make sure it’s aligned and straight.
  6. Add a tiny drop of glue in the center of each of the bottom layer of popsicle sticks.
  7. Place a popsicle stick on top of the three dots of glue. Again, make sure it’s aligned and straight. You should now have 2 layers of popsicle sticks.
  8. Place a thin line of glue on each of the top 3 popsicle sticks.
  9. Place a popsicle stick on top of each of the three lines of glue. Make sure each is aligned and straight.
  10. Place a thin line of glue on each of the top 3 popsicle sticks.
  11. Place a popsicle stick on top of each of the three lines of glue. Make sure each is aligned and straight.
  12. You should now have a triple layer of popsicle sticks on top of the original, bottom three sticks. Put this aside.
  13. Using a marker, write “Dear Dad (or whatever your child calls him) on the left side of a new popsicle stick and the current year on the right side.
  14. On another popsicle stick, write “I love you because”. You’ll write on eight more popsicle sticks, using each one to share one reason that your child loves his/her Dad. On the last two sticks, you’ll write “Happy Father’s Day” and sign your child’s name.
  15. Grab your base sticks and place a thin line of glue on each of the top 3 popsicle sticks.
  16. Add your first popsicle stick at the very top of the lines of glue. Make sure they are straight and aligned.
  17. Continue to add the rest of your sticks, making sure each is up against the one above it and press down on each to make sure they are secure.
  18. When you’ve glued the final stick (with your child’s signature), your popsicle stick coaster is done! Let it sit for 5-10 minutes to make sure it’s fully dry.

handmade father's day coaster next to super dad mug

super dad mug on top of a popsicle stick coaster

What do you think of this Father’s Day popsicle stick coaster idea? When you make one, please take a picture of it and tag us on social media! We’d love to see how it turns out. Looking for more gift ideas for Father’s Day? Check out our Super Dad Coupon and Activity Book idea!

This adorable coaster is made from popsicle sticks, a marker and glue. Dad will love to use it with his morning coffee. It's perfect for Father's Day!

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30 Comments
  • Joey
    June 15, 2020

    Wow what a great idea! I am a father and I would love to get a present like this lol

  • Angela
    June 14, 2020

    This is such a cute idea! My daughter will definitely be making one of these to give on Father’s Day!!

  • katrina Kroeplin
    June 14, 2020

    that’s so cute. i can see my daughter making this. i love it.

  • Joyce
    June 14, 2020

    Oh my this is so simple yet so cool. I’m pretty sure my kids will love this.

  • Erin
    June 14, 2020

    This is such a cute idea for Father’s Day! This coaster would be very functional and sentimental!

  • Marie Phillips
    June 13, 2020

    I love this idea! I think that dads would really love to get this.
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  • Mick
    June 13, 2020

    i love this father’s day gift idea. and you really went into detail here – super helpful! thank you!

  • Charlene
    June 13, 2020

    This coaster is so cute! Very creative, sentimental, and functional! I love it!

  • Joy
    June 13, 2020

    Heather – this is so cute and clever!! if i was a little girl, i would love to make one of these for my daddy. will share on twitter though for sure.
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  • Yeah Lifestyle
    June 13, 2020

    What a fun and creative idea to get kids to do as a Father’s Day present, I am sure mine would enjoy doing this

  • Cute idea! I love the little handwritten note on the coaster.
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  • WanderlustBeautyDreams
    June 13, 2020

    This is such a cute idea. My friends with kids who love to do arts and crafts would enjoy this! Thanks for sharing this.

  • littlemisadvencha
    June 13, 2020

    wow. thanks for sharing this idea! It’s very easy to do and surely, fathers will appreciate the effort made. <3

  • Kristine Nicole Alessandra
    June 13, 2020

    This is a true keepsake. I love gifts like this. It is more personal and you know that the person who made it really cares for you. Your daughter is so sweet. I am sure her dad will love this gfit.

  • Jay Aguirre
    June 13, 2020

    Aww what a cute little gift. I remember making popsicle stick gifts all the time back when I was a young kid at school.

  • Toni
    June 13, 2020

    This is such a great gift idea! Perfect to make with the kids!

  • Catalina
    June 13, 2020

    OMG! This is so cute! My husband will love this. I need to make it with my kid!

  • kumamonjeng
    June 13, 2020

    This is one of the best father gift with DIY idea. Perfect and meaningful. I love it so much.

  • Fatima Torres
    June 13, 2020

    This is a sweet gift idea that will bring a smile to hubby’s face daily. Very creative, Heather!

  • Stephanie Stebbins
    June 12, 2020

    This is so cute! The kids would love to make this. What a great idea!
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  • chad
    June 12, 2020

    This is super super cool! I love the idea of popsicle stick coaster, such a cool diy to do.

  • michelle
    June 12, 2020

    How cute is that coaster? I wish I had smaller children who’d like to make one of these with me. I think it is ace. Mich x

  • Bill
    June 12, 2020

    That’s a great little gift idea. I know I’d love to get something like that for Father’s Day. I think it’s a sweet idea.
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  • Amy Desrosiers
    June 12, 2020

    This is such a cute DIY gift idea. I love that I could make these for free now since I have the supplies on-hand.

  • Brianne
    June 12, 2020

    That’s a super cute idea. I’ve always loved homemade gifts, especially for Fathers Day and Mothers Day. I have to get the kids to do this for my husband.
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  • Tara Pittman
    June 12, 2020

    What a cute idea for a present. I need to have my boys make this
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  • Marta
    June 12, 2020

    This is so adorable. I know my husband would love to receive one of these for Father’s Day.
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  • paolo
    June 12, 2020

    Aww this is sooo cute. Perfect gift for father’s day!

  • Lovely
    June 12, 2020

    This is so creative! Thanks for sharing!

  • Jessica Collazo
    June 12, 2020

    This is such a cute DIY and I love the message it’s something very thoughtful for Father’s Day
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