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Easy Picture Frame Using Paint Sticks

Let me just start by say­ing this project is soooo sim­ple. But do not, I repeat, do not let the sim­plic­i­ty of some­thing fool you. This lit­tle frame packs a pret­ty big punch in the shelf sit­ting are­na. It all start­ed with a craft cart full of ran­dom­ness and a han­kerin to mae some­thing with my hands and..whala! Here is how you can recre­ate your very own!

Start with some basic sup­plies, a glue gun, some quart size paint stir sticks or (even some lit­tle shims would work too) the back of an old pic­ture frame with the “leg” thingy attached, paint, paint­brush­es ect…you get the idea.

Start by lay­ing out your paint sticks just to get a feel for the size of fram you wish to cre­ate. The size will most­ly depend on the back of the frame you have.

Once you have decid­ed on size, sim­ply cut off the round­ed ends (or don’t, it’s up to you) of the sticks. Don’t stress about mak­ing the exact­ly the same length; a ball park length will do. The slight vari­a­tions will give yolur lit­tle cre­ation a bit of char­ac­ter anyway.

Once your sticks are nice and trimmed up, attach your frame back to the sticks, like so.

When you flip it over your frame should be one nice lit­tle unit. Isn’t this just too cute already! Just wait…it gets better!

This next step is com­plete­ly up to you and your style. Paint and adorn to your lik­ing. For me per­son­al­ly I paint­ed mine sol­id white, dis­tressed with sand­pa­per and wrapped jute around the top to hold my image. Now I can tuck my image with­in the jute or attach with a tiny clip!

Just look at this per­fect lit­tle cre­ation! It makes a great addi­tion to a tiered tray and can eas­i­ly be changed out for dif­fer­ent sea­son and holidays!


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