How to Make a Frame Out of Sticks
Framing is expensive!
Check out this easy tutorial to make a frame out of sticks. This will work for any picture or art piece. It's fun and easy to create this rustic (and free) frame.
Start by gathering some straight sticks. I used maple. The sticks can be any size you like. Mine were about 1/2" diameter.
Next, cut the sticks to size. You'll want to leave an inch or more sticking past the item you want to frame.
I was making a frame for an old business sign that hand been printed on corrugated plastic. The plastic was firm. You may need to make a backing for the item you're framing, if it's not sturdy.
Using twine or string, begin wrapping around the sticks at one corner. Leave a long end at the start, so you can tie a knot with the other end.
Keep wrapping around, making an "X" with the twine. Once it's secure, tie the end of the twine to the extra length you left at the start.
Repeat the process at each corner.
Tack the frame to your artwork at each corner. I used a silicone adhesive, so it wouldn't melt the plastic sign, but you might prefer to use hot glue.
- Sticks (My yard)
- Silicone adhesive or hot glue
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