Working with popsicle sticks in crafting might sound like a ridiculously simple thing but, if you ask me, that’s all part of the charm! There’s something about making things with them that just feels so classic. Usually, I like to look up crafting tutorials that guide us through the steps for making something my kids will love, but lately I’ve been wondering whether I can’t make something that’s geared a little more towards the things that I like to make for myself using the same supplies! That’s how I found myself playing with a design for a popsicle stick photo frame.
Just in case you’d like to try out the way I actually succeeded in making a popsicle stick photo frame, here are the steps I took from start to finish! If you’re the kind of crafter who prefers video tutorials to written ones, you’ll find one of those at the end of this post too.
For this project, you’ll need:
- Popsicle sticks
- Hot glue
- Paint (whatever kind you like best)
- Hinge clip
Gather your materials! I decided to go for a clearly homemade aesthetic that combines the slightly rustic wooden element of the popsicle sticks with kitschy bright colours and unconventional materials.
Line up the popsicle sticks that will make the base or flat backing of your frame. I chose to make mine seven sticks high, laying them edge to edge horizontally as thought they’ve been stacked. I lined them up carefully on a flat surface, making sure their ends were in line with each other as well, making an even square except for the rounded shapes the sticks’ ends make along the sides.