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


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


steps:
• 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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22 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh. So stinking adorable! I think my daugher should make some for her dorm room.

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  2. adorable. great simple project! thanks!

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

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

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

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

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  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)

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

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  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!
    Thanks!

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

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

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

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  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!

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    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 freckledfawn.com

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  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

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  14. These are adorable...do you remember where you found the wood grain washi tape? I looked on freckeled fawn but it wasn't there.

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    1. We did get that one from Freckled Fawn... looks like they are all out of it. Sorry. One more place you can check, maybe even for a similar tape, is cutetape.com. They have a large selection.

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  15. I love these!! Did you also put washi tapes on the back?

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    1. Just the front, since they're hanging up and you can't see the backs. :)

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  16. Do you do something special with the edges? I made one and now the tape is starting to peel off on the top/bottom of the sticks.

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