Cut a long piece of string—the length you want you final garland to be.
Stick a glue dot to one end of a popsicle stick and slip it under the string, a few inches from one end.
Stick another popsicle stick on top of that to seal the string in between the two. Then keep forming a star by using glue dots in between the ends of the sticks to create the classic five-point star. (You may need a glue dot or two in the middle of sticks where they cross for extra security.)