The weather is starting to heat up and if you have popsicles in your freezer, save the popsicle sticks and make these cute picture frames as shown on JoAnn’s. You can also earn 0.5% Cash Back on your JoAnn’s purchase! This tutorial will show you how to create three different frames but today we are focusing on the clipboard frame.
SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
8 popsicle sticks
Embroidery floss (colors of choice)
4 small dot magnets
Hot glue gun/glue sticks
Medium flat paintbrush
Lay four popsicles into a square, place a dab of glue in each corner to secure.
Glue a second row of popsicle sticks inside to create a thicker frame that is two popsicle sticks wide.
Paint the popsicle stick frame white.
On the back, place a dab of glue and place the end of your floss into the glue dab to secure the end in place. Once the glue is cool, wrap the floss or string around the frame, moving along to cover all four sides. At the end, secure with hot glue and cut off any excess. Repeat with each desired color.
Flip the frame over and glue magnet dots in each corner of the frame to hang the frame from a magnetic surface.
Print a photo sized slightly larger than your frame opening and secure in place with glue to the back of the frame.
Use a hair dryer to melt away the small hairs or webbing caused by got glue guns (make sure your hot glued items are cooled and secured before using the blow drier so you don’t blow away any elements you glued in place).
Once you finish wrapping all the floss/string around the frame, run a line of hot glue on the back along the outside and inside edge of the frame. This will secure the string in place and keep the floss/string from shifting.