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How To Make A Popsicle Stick Mini Adirondack Chair

Posted on April 23, 2012 at 6:10 PM

In this blog, I am going to show you how to make a mini Adirondack chair like the one seen in my 800 Popsicle Stick Birdhouse w/ Mini Adirondack Furniture.

First, you are going to need tools and material for the chair.Here is what you are going to need:

  • about 10 standard size (1/16 x 3/8 x 4 1/2") popsicle sticks
  • saw, knife, or scissors to cut the popsicle sticks
  • ruler and/or square to measure and cut square cuts
  • pencil
  • super glue or hot glue
  • PDF pattern can be downloaded by clicking this picture below:
  • If that doesn't work for you, click here.

Step 1:

Cut one popsicle stick in half and use the pattern to make the back legs.


Step 2:

Use the pattern and cut out the front legs, by cutting one piece to length and then cut it in half to make two legs.

Step 3:

Use the pattern and cut the front support and glue it 13/16" from the bottom of both the front legs.

Step 4:

Glue on the back legs and make sure that all the legs lay flat on a flat surface.

Step 5:

Use the pattern and cut out the back supports, which are the same size as the front legs. Use 2 popsicle sticks as spacers from the front legs to the back support and glue it on.

Step 6:

Use the pattern to cut out the back rest pieces using the rounded ends of the popsicle sticks as the tops of the back rest.

Step 7:

Use the pattern to cut out the seat slats, by cutting 2 pieces to length and then cut them in half.

Step 8:

Glue on the back rest, keeping them centered and square with the bottom back support. Then glue on the seat slats, starting with the front and evenly spacing them to the back.

Step 9:

Use the other back support cut in step 5, and glue it 3/4" from the bottom back support to the top of this back support.

Step 10:

Glue on the arm rests onto the front leg and upper back support. The best way to do it, is to eyeball it and get it in the best looking location, leaving room for the arm rest support in the front, which could also be glued on.

And you're done!

You can also apply a finish, paint, or keep it just plain wood.

Thanks for reading,


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Reply sofine
4:25 PM on June 11, 2012 
I'd really like to make some of these cute chairs. I've tried to download your pattern but it's not available ("file not found"). Can you send me a copy of the pattern?
Thanks so much!
Reply Kyle Ely
9:44 PM on June 12, 2012 
I sent you an email with the file. Sorry that it did not work when you tried downloading it.
Reply Christina
3:30 PM on June 18, 2012 
Great idea! I want to try to make these for a cake topper for my friend's bridal shower cake. However, I also was unable to download the pattern. Would you please send it to me? Email: Thank you in advance!
Reply Melanie
5:13 PM on June 18, 2012 
Could you mail the pattern to me as well? These are the best I've seen! You are quit talented!! Thank you!!
Reply E
5:17 PM on June 22, 2012 
I would like the pattern too, if you don' t mind! The link takes me to an opening page to build my own web site. Thanks!!!
Reply Kyle Ely
8:33 PM on June 22, 2012 
Sorry for the problems everyone has been having downloading the plans. I tried fixing the issue, let me know if the problem still occurs.
Reply Edgar
4:02 PM on June 29, 2012 
Kyle, I am also having trouble d/ling the pattern. Could you be so kind to e-mail it to me? Your chairs are the best I have seen!!! Great work!
Reply George Nelson
1:20 PM on August 19, 2012 
Kyle, please send me a copy also. Still cannot download the plan. Thanks!
Reply Chris
9:02 AM on October 3, 2012 
Thank you wnated one for soooo long!!
Reply orph
5:18 AM on November 11, 2012 
Downloaded mine with no problems... Thankyou, can't wait to get started!!
Reply Teresa Schwenk
1:01 PM on November 18, 2012 
Thank You for this pattern and well thought instructions! My husband is cutting this out for me using his machines in his shop so that I can paint it and use it for a Fairy Garden that I am assembling for his mom for Christmas.
Reply Robyn Bloomfield
8:45 PM on January 12, 2013 
Hi Kyle
Thank you for the great tutorial, but I cannot download the file. Could you please email it to me at the above email address.
Reply Robyn
8:48 PM on January 12, 2013 
Sorry, the email address is
I could not open the pattern.
Reply Kelly
7:44 PM on May 31, 2013 
Hello, could you also send me the pattern at
Thank you for sharing.
Reply Ann
9:51 PM on June 6, 2013 
Hi - I just wanted to tell you I had no problems at all downloading the file. Thank you for these instructions. These will fit perfectly into my mini sea garden gifts for the teachers this year.
Reply sue
5:43 PM on June 7, 2013 
Excellent Instructions! Used coloured popscicle sticks and scissors and a steak knife to do the cutting...followed step-by-step and had NO trouble...they turned out perfect! Exactly what I was looking for a beach-themed cake! Thanks!
Reply Lin
10:50 PM on July 17, 2013 
Thank you thank you thank you!!! I have searched the net for places to buy mini beach chairs with no luck. I just happened onto your site and now see that I can make my own! Your instructions are clear and the pics showing what to do are great! Thanks so much for sharing this!
Reply Tracy
3:54 PM on August 1, 2013 
I am unable to download your pattern. Could you please email me a copy?
Reply Barbara
5:27 PM on August 6, 2013 
Love the chair. What is the scale? I want to use them for my doll house
Reply Lori
1:19 PM on September 18, 2013 
Hello; unable to download the PDF pattern. Please email me the pattern. Much appreciated.
Sincerely, Lori Martin