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Colorful Popsicle Stick Picture Frames

A simple craft the kids could do, these colorful popsicle stick picture frames are a fun and simple way to display your family’s favourite memories.

Colorfully painted Popsicle sticks made into photo frames holding a picture in each frame by a painted clothes pin. The frames are surrounded by pompoms and buttons.

Today we are joining over two dozen of our fellow crafty blogging friends to inspire you with some new and creative craft ideas. Thank you to Chloe of Celebrate and Decorate for hosting us all.

If you are visiting us from My Family Thyme, welcome! We are so happy that you’ve stopped by 🙂 .

After you are done with this colorful popsicle stick craft, head on over to see Sara at Birdz of a Feather, who created an adorable webcam cozy turtle you have to see! We encourage you to stop by and visit all the creative bloggers in this blog hop, listed at the end of this post!

Popsicle Stick Photo Frames

These popsicle stick picture frames are super simple to make and require just a few craft supplies. Using jumbo wooden craft sticks, paint and craft glue, these frames come together quickly.

Colorfully painted Popsicle sticks made into photo frames holding a picture in each frame by a painted clothes pin. The frames are surrounded by pompoms.

We chose similar color familes (blues and purples; greens and yellows and lastly, pinks and oranges) for each popsicle stick picture frame but really any combination will do. Kids will enjoy choosing the colors for their own picture frame.

Materials Needed to Make a Popsicle Stick Picture Frame:

A few tips to get you started:
  • Protect your work surface from paint using a sheet of parchment paper.
  • Paint all sides of the wooden craft sticks and clothespins.
  • Apply a second coat if needed for more coverage.
  • Allow paint to dry fully before assembling pieces with glue.

How to make a Popsicle Stick Picture Frame

Each photo display consists of 10 craft sticks and one clothespin.

Work on one color combination at a time. Gather the following colors to create the red, pink and orange photo display: Coral blush, Bright Orange, Baby pink, Carousel Pink, Primary Red

Clear glue, wooden popsicle sticks, a clothes pin, paintbrush and paint bottles.

Painting the Craft Sticks

Paint two craft sticks in Coral Blush paint color. 

Painting a wooden popsicle stick in DecoArt coral pink color.

Then, paint two craft sticks in Bright Orange paint color. 

Painting a wooden popsicle stick in DecoArt orange color.

Next, paint two craft sticks in Baby Pink paint color. 

Painting a wooden popsicle stick in DecoArt baby pink color.

Paint two craft sticks in Carousel Pink paint color. 

Painting a wooden popsicle stick in DecoArt carousal pink color.

Lastly, paint two craft sticks and one clothespin in Primary Red paint color.

 Assembling the Popsicle Stick Picture Frames

Once dry, position 8 painted craft sticks in a horizontal pattern (as shown) on a flat surface with the right side facing down. Leave two painted craft sticks on the side. 

Painted popsicle sticks faced down and assembled horizontally with 2 sticks off to the side.

Add glue to the back side of one of the extra painted craft sticks. 

Gluing a painted popsicle stick.

Place the glued craft stick over top of the other sticks and press in place to secure. 

Placing the glued popsicle stick over top of the horizontal sticks.

Repeat with the other remaining painted craft stick. 

Gluing another painted popsicle stick on top of the horizontal sticks.

Put aside until glue dries fully.

Turn glued sticks face up and add glue to the mid section of the clothespin.

Adding glue to a red painted clothespin.

Press clothespin to the top center and press in place to secure.  

Placing the glued red clothespin on the center top of the painted popsicle sticks.

Repeat these steps for the other color combinations.

Allow glue to dry fully before adding photos. Once dry, fasten a favourite photo of yours to the picture frame and enjoy!

For hanging, attach a piece of double sided tape or adhesive velcro to the back side and place on the wall. They look really sweet displaying some of my favouirte pictures of my daughter when she was little.

Colorfully painted Popsicle sticks made into photo frames holding a picture in each frame by a painted clothes pin. The frames are surrounded by pompoms and buttons.

Enjoy all the Crafting Fun!

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This project originally appeared on DecoArt’s Project Gallery.

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Popsicle Stick Picture Frame

Jane and Sonja
A fun and simple craft idea for the whole family, these easy popsicle stick picture frames are a perfect way to display cherished photos!
5 from 2 votes

Materials
  

  • Americana Acrylics in pink and red hues in Coral blush,Bright orange, Baby pink, Carousel pink, Primary red
  • Americana Acrylics in blue and purple hues in Desert turquoise,True blue,Bahama blue, Lavender, Purple pizzazz
  • Americana Acrylics in yellow and green hues in Cadmium yellow, Sour apple, Citron green, Festive green, Saffron yellow
  • Jumbo sized wooden craft sticks
  • Wooden clothespin
  • Paint brush
  • Craft glue clear

Instructions
 

  • Work on one color combination at a time. Gather the Americana Acrylics in pink and red hues.
  • Paint two craft sticks in Coral Blush paint color.
  • Paint two craft sticks in Bright Orange paint color.
  • Paint two craft sticks in Baby Pink paint color.
  • Paint two craft sticks in Carousel Pink paint color.
  • Paint two craft sticks in Primary Red paint color.
  • Paint one clothespin in Primary Red paint color.
  • Once dry, position 8 painted craft sticks in a horizontal pattern and leave two painted craft sticks on the side.
  • Add glue to the back side of one of the extra painted craft sticks.
  • Place the glued craft stick over top of the other sticks and press in place to secure.
  • Repeat with the other remaining painted craft stick.
  • Put aside until glue dries fully.
  • Turn glued sticks face up and glue clothespin to the top center
  • Repeat these steps for the other color combinations.
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Lynne

Wednesday 29th of April 2020

These are so cute and clever! I love the fun colors you chose! Pinning!

Jane and Sonja

Thursday 30th of April 2020

Thanks so much Lynne, the bright colors feel child like and happy.

Debbee M

Sunday 26th of April 2020

What a fun and colorful, kid friendly craft. Or, a nice gift idea for graduation to decorate a dorm room with pictures of friends and family.

Cecilia

Sunday 26th of April 2020

What a cute frame--and I love the bright colors! It is a pleasure to join you for the hop! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

Rebecca

Saturday 25th of April 2020

Jane & Sonja, you've made me look at popsicle sticks in a whole new light! I love the vibrant colors you chose. My daughter would love this craft! It was fun hopping with you two!

Andrea

Saturday 25th of April 2020

Such a creative idea. This will make a great Mother's Day gift, and it's something I have the supplies for. Thanks for sharing.

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