Monday, July 22, 2013

Popsicle Stick Frames

We got together to let the kids make some jewelry/treasure boxes out of popsicle sticks the other day. But before we could even get to the boxes our plans took a right turn and we ended up somewhere even better. :)

Popsicle Sticks + Washi Tape = True Love

• regular or jumbo size popsicle sticks
• washi tape
• glue
• magnets

• roll out a strip of washi tape - sticky side up
• lay your popsicle stick on top and wrap the washi tape around the edges  
• wrap as many sticks as you want depending on how big you want your frame
• take 2 plain sticks and put a line of glue down them
• lay your decorated sticks across them in the opposite direction
• glue a magnet on the top center of the back of your frame
• once dry, decorate! - we used wallet sized pictures we printed at Costco
• you can glue, tape or use a push pin to attach your pictures
• use tacky glue to attach some wood chips

here's an even simpler version:
• decorate 4 sticks and glue them in a square fitting the picture you have
• glue or tape your picture to the back
• glue a magnet to the back

Hope you enjoy making them as much as we did!
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  1. Oh my gosh. So stinking adorable! I think my daugher should make some for her dorm room.

  2. adorable. great simple project! thanks!

  3. I love this so much!!! I've been wanting a reason to buy/use washi tape... and now I have one!

  4. What a great idea! I will be doing this!

  5. How cute! This is the first project I've seen that actually makes me want to buy washi tape.

  6. darling!! you guys come up with the cutest ideas

  7. Hello !
    Thank you for all this ideas. A lot of color , poetry in your blog.
    I love the tape (wood and heart) you use for the frame. Can you give me the reference. I swear find it. Thank you ang good luck.
    Sandrine (from France)

  8. So cute!! What a great idea!! Love it!!

  9. These are great. I love the series you guys are doing and love the frames. A great twist on the traditional camp craft. My daughter is going to love digging into mommy's washi tape to do this craft together!

  10. These are cute. Going to make some to hang on my tree. I like that the kids can help.

  11. I love this idea! I was wondering about how much tape did you use for each popsicle sticks? Thanks:)

    1. Just about 5 or 6 inches... how ever long your popsicle sticks are.

  12. Hi, what width size of washi tape did you use? do you know if there are washi tapes that are 3/4" wide - for jumbo popsicles that are 3/4" wide? Thanks!

    1. There are a few different sizes that we used, but for the jumbo sticks, we did use tapes that were 3/4" wide. In the second image from the bottom, you can see the ones on the right are the larger size. Some of them were from

  13. I love these so much! I'm having a "going washi tape crazy" kind of phase right now! I hope you don't mind, but I put this idea (link only) in a washi tape round up on my blog. You can check it out here: Lots of cute and easy washi tape crafts and ideas