I think homemade gifts are one of the greatest things in the world. Homemade gifts are even better when they are made by little hands. My kids love creating and giving their creations all the time. I honestly have an entire box of pictures and cards my kids have made me, and several hanging over my bed. Because my husband loves handmade gifts as well, my kiddos and I created fun craft stick frames for him for Father’s Day.
My husband has wanted a photo of our kids in his work office for quite some time. He has a few of them individually, but not one of them all together….or a photo that’s very recent. I’m not very good at printing out the photos I take, so I know he is going to love this one of the kids together.
Craft Stick Frames Supplies:
- Darice Colored Wood Craft Sticks
- Darice Glue Stick
- Darice Scissors
- Darice Adhesive Back Magnet Strip (Optional)
- Cardboard (To protect your work area)
Because of the all the colorful sticks that come in the Darice craft sticks pack, you can mix and match to make any pattern you like for your craft stick frames. If the sticks you’re using aren’t colored, you can paint them as desired.
After your glue is dry you can add the magnet strips if you want. My husband has a lot of filing cabinets in his office at work so the magnets will make it easier for him to have a place to put his frame.
Then add photos to the fronts of your craft stick frames. You can either use your glue stick or you can use double sided tape. If you think your husband would like to switch out the photo then double sided tape would be the best option. I made my photo a 4 x 6 and needed to trim it down slightly.
You can choose to leave the craft stick frames like this OR you can add some extra sticks on the front of your photo. I like the extra sticks because it gives it a more finished look. However if you want the photo to be changeable you wouldn’t want to add the extra sticks.
If your kids are a little bit older they might enjoy putting this DIY collage frame together for a Father’s Day gift.