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Shop the Fall Harvest Collection Before It's Gone!🍂 0

We're sorry, we hate to already be on the Christmas train too!



But since we're a company with handmade made-to-order products, we always have to be thinking ahead.  To assure your cherished art arrives in time to use it for the correct season, we have to ask you to purchase early.  We hate to say it but autumn is on it's way out the door at Sticks and winter and Christmas is here for the foreseeable future. ❄️🎄


So we're just here with a friendly reminder to shop this beautiful warm collection of Sticks Handmade goods before their gone until next year!  It will be replaced later this week so get the fall goods while you can.  Here are just a few of our favorite pieces..😍




Coming in place of this collection you may ask..?  Sticks Handmade winter and Christmas sculptures that are already made and ready to ship in time to decorate for the holidays OR gift!!🎅 🎁  Stay tuned SOON!

🍻Brand NEW - Clearly Sincerely, Sticks Glassware is Now Available!!🍻 0

Getting our Sincerely, Sticks line onto glass has been a goal of ours since day one!



And here we finally are!  Welcome glassware to our ever-evolving catalog of offerings from Sticks!  Made in Des Moines, Iowa, just like the rest of Sticks Handmade and Sincerely, Sticks, we're proud to now offer drinking glasses!!


Give Love Sincerely, Sticks printed glassFlora & Fauna Sincerely, Sticks printed glass


Research and development was a fun task, figuring out what designs would let through the right amount of light on a shelf and would look great against your favorite beverages.  We've picked a couple that you already know and love (Sincerely, Sticks pillows anyone?) and came up with one new one!


We've already begun thinking on future designs, but we'd LOVE to hear what our friends have to say - what kind of imagery or theme should we put on future glasses??!  Sound off in the comments or shoot us an email at, we'd love to hear from you!


The low down:

  • Each holds 15 oz.
  • Microwave and dishwasher safe
  • Four designs, available as a set of one design or mixed set with one of each
  • Some retailers are going to carry them!!  Give your favorite retailer a call to see if they are carrying them or convince them to if they aren't!


 Full collection of Clearly Sincerely, Sticks printed glassware


Stay tuned, we're hoping to do even MORE work on glass in 2019!  Cheers to 26 years of Sticks!🍻

    Place Your Sticks Handmade Orders Due for Christmas SOON! 0

    It may be the heart of fall right now, I mean hello - Halloween is in two days!!  But here at Sticks Studio we're already looking ahead to Christmas and beyond.





    Our studio artists are BUSY creating awesome new handmade art for the orders you've placed already and for our retailers needing stock in time for the craziness to ensue that is holiday shopping.  Our production schedule is bursting at the seams so we're already working overtime and it's only October!!

    So PLEASE heed our warning:  We're currently stretching our guaranteed six week delivery time-frame for Sticks Handmade orders to the max. Items being ordered now (end of October, beginning of November) are going to be delivered mid-December. 

    We've always been able to guarantee that all Cyber Monday purchases will be delivered on or before Christmas and this is the first year in MANY that we're worried about fulfilling that promise.  I can tell you now a bed or dining set ordered on Cyber Monday or later CANNOT be received by Christmas, but we shouldn't have any issue with smaller items.  We'll have to see how it pans out as time gets closer - this is simply the nature of our handmade work.  We aren't machines. :) 





    If you're worried about receiving something in time for Christmas, please place your order sooner rather than later!  We want to get you the Handmade in America art and furniture of your dreams to gift to your loved ones (or yourself, no shame)!!

    And we highly recommend keeping tabs on the banner located at the top of every page on our website for more precise timing expectations as Christmas gets closer - we'll keep the most up to date details there!!





    Until next time!

    -Your Friends at Sticks

    • Lisa Stark
    • Tags: Holiday

    NEW Contemporary Rectangular Mirror by Sticks Handmade 0

    Did you catch the Sticks Handmade new arrivals last week?  Did you notice the new style of mirror we released in that batch of new products??!

    We're so excited to offer this new mirror structure with clean lines and twists on traditional Sticks artwork!  I personally want one to hang in my entryway above my plain, stained wood sofa table.  It would bring in a nice pop of color in a style that's a little whimsical but not so much that it still doesn't feel more modern!



    Another great perk of this structure, is like some of our oval mirror and picture frame designs, it can be hung vertically OR horizontally.  Currently none of the designs have wording on them or imagery that "anchors" it, dictating it has to be hung a certain way.  So all three designs work both ways!!


    So far we only have three designs to offer but we have more in production already so the variety will continue to grow!  Check out the designs we've created thus far just below:




    We hope you love this new mirror structures as much as we do!  We can't wait to see how you style it in your homes and how you custom order them to create fresh designs! 

    Shop our new mirror style here today!

    2018 Limited Edition Ornaments Are Here! 0

    It's the most wonderful time of the year!♪♫♬


    Our ever popular limited edition ornaments are here!  Did you see the announcement on our social media yesterday?  The design has been released, a SUPER CUTE mitten pair, and it's available for sale now!! 




    As always they come in two variations - Standard and Custom!

    Here is how the Standard design looks:





    Our Standard design features the phrase "Let the Holidays Warm Your Heart" on the front side and "2018" on the reverse.  It will be done just as shown in these photos!

     Interested in customizing it so it's more meaningful to you and your loved ones!?  Check out the Custom option below:











    Here the Custom design still features the same phrase "Let the Holidays Warm Your Heart" on the front side as well as "2018" on the reverse right side. 


    With this Custom option however, you can add a family name or word of your choosing to the reverse left side like the example shows!  Just make sure it's only 10 characters long MAX, not counting 2018 since that's standard (our wood burners can only write so small).






    These are a Sticks Exclusive, meaning they can only be found here on as well as in our Sticks Gallery

    To order online, simply follow this link directly to the item here!
    *Please note online they are made to order and will take three to six weeks to arrive.

    To order from our Sticks Gallery in the East Village of Des Moines, you can pop into their store at 400 E Locust (storefront faces E 4th St) or give them a call at (515)282-0844!
    *Sticks Gallery will have the standard design ornaments in stock ready to take home the same day, but feel free to call ahead to check their inventory.  Custom orders are made to order and will take three to six weeks to complete.


    Do you have a growing collection of our limited edition ornaments?  Send a photo to - we'd LOVE to see them!

    Shop our 2018 mitten ornament today!

    Sweet NEW Sincerely, Sticks Holiday Ornaments Are Here 0

    All new Sincerely, Sticks Holiday ornaments are hot off the press!




    How cute are our new Sincerely, Sticks Christmas ornaments??!  These are exclusive to Sticks Gallery and, and are available individually OR if you purchase them as a set you can save a little!  These ornaments differ from the tree ornaments last year not only in shape but also in that they're on wood this go around instead of PVC.  So they're truer to our roots and just cuter overall!





    Sprinkle them on your Christmas tree - the graphic art will be a nice compliment to your traditional solid colored ornaments - or even just about your home on handles, above windows, or almost anywhere!

    Shop these little cuties here today!