Is there anything a $1 wooden crafts for sale frame can’t do? Useful. In fact, once you start decorating these frames it’s hard to stop!
Case in point? This post started as one tutorial. Somehow it turned into five.
Here’s a quick crafting tip: when you paint the frames, use Freezer Paper (or wax paper) to cover your drying area. With the wax side up, the painted frames won’t stick.
CRAFT IDEA #1: STRIPEY STRAWS FRAME
You may have noticed my love for striped straws. They make an appearance in all of my drink recipes, from Orange Pomegranate Smoothies to Cinnamon Mocha Frappes. I can’t help it, nothing says summer to me more than these happy stripey straws!
For this frame idea, use whatever straws you have on hand. If your child has a favorite color, you can order the paper straws. Neon is super hot right now, I see neon colored straws at the grocery store each time I shop– but for me, it was stripey straws all the way.
Simply cut them in two lengths– some the height of the frame and then some shorter pieces for the middle section. Spread craft glue over the first section with a cheap-o foam brush. Then, start adding the straws from left to right one by one. We did a random pattern, but if you love symmetry feel free to alternate or use one color. When you reach the middle section, make sure the colors line up on the top and bottom (if that matters to you), and keep adding glue then straws. You can add glue to the entire frame first if you wish, you might just have to move quickly.
CRAFT IDEA #2: MONOCHROMATIC NAME FRAME
Stick chipboard letter stickers onto the frame. These come in so many styles, I liked this loopy one for our friend. Scuff up the letters a teeny bit with sandpaper if desired to make the paint stick better. Then, cover letters and the frame with paint.
Brush on paint in and let dry between coats. It’s a perfect time to try some of these other ideas or make a whole slew of name frames– the paint doesn’t take too long to dry if it’s warm outside.
Once totally dry, you have a cool monochromatic frame. If your young’n likes neon, this would be a fun one to try in a bright shade!
CRAFT IDEA #3: BUTTERFLY FRAME
You pop the butterflies off, and cut down the piece on the back so it’s flat.
Using lots of craft glue , glue the butterflies in flight across the frame and you’ve got a frame any little girl will love crafting and displaying. Or little boy. We don’t judge here on Making Lemonade.
CRAFT IDEA #4: STENCILED FRAME
However, doing an all-over pattern proved challenging with a child because of the lining up process and also the need to wipe off the back before moving it over. So, instead of honeycomb (which I wanted to use with bee foam stickers) it looked more like tire tracks.
No worries! Simply glue toy cars to the frame (like these vintage cars I picked up last week) and it’s a tire track frame.
In the future, using a solo stencil– such as a random pattern of stars or flowers– would be much easier!
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