Things To Do From Home: DIY Photo Frames

Now that you’ve finally gotten your photo prints, what can you do with them? Leave them as keepsakes or frame them up? The sky’s the limit. Speaking of framing up your photo prints, if you’re up for a challenge, how about making your own photo frames? It’ll be a fun bonding activity for you and your family, and also adds an extra degree of personalization to your photo prints. Sold yet? Continue reading this blog post for step-by-step instructions to create your own photo frames!

Decorate Your Popsicle Sticks

The first thing to do is to decorate popsicle sticks. Optimally, you’ll need seven or eight large popsicle sticks, but smaller sticks can also be used. The quantity and size of your popsicle sticks will vary depending on the desired size of your photo frame. Colour your popsicle sticks with paint, doodle on them with coloured markers, or cover them with washi tape, the choice is yours and yours alone to make.

Glue Your Popsicle Sticks Together

The next thing to do is to glue your popsicle sticks together to form your photo frame. Lay the sticks down in your desired arrangement, and when you’re satisfied, glue the sticks together. Do be careful not to let glue show through the cracks.

Decorate the Frame

Decorate your frame with wooden shapes, beads, paper cut-outs, buttons, ribbon, or anything you desire. With so many options to choose from, what will your choice be? A pro tip, any regular heavy duty glue will work just fine.

Attach Your Photo Print

While you’re free to choose any photo print you heart desires, it is important to take into account the harmony between the photo print and photo frame for optimal aesthetic value. If your photo frame is small, smaller photo prints will work better, vice-versa. A pro tip, using smaller photo prints will leave more room for decoration, if that is what you desire. Simply use any heavy duty glue, tape, or simply a push pin, to attach your photo prints to the photo frame.

Attach a Magnet

Lastly, attach a magnet to the back of the photo frame. Use heavy duty glue to glue a strong magnet to the back of the photo frame, optimally centered horizontally near the top, so that you will be able to hang the photo frame on your fridge or any other magnetic surfaces. The compact and lightweight nature of the photo frame makes it an ideal magnet. Alternatively if magnets are not to your fancy, you can use a hook instead. The beauty of the photo frames lies in the fact that they are wholly customizable to your taste and preferences.  

With that, what will the design of your photo frames be?

Popsicle Stick Photo Frames
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