Patriotic Paper Straw Picture Frame

I hope you had a great weekend, and a wonderful day celebrating those special guys in your life yesterday!  It’s Katie from View From The Fridge, and today I’ve got a quick and easy craft … that also happens to be perfect for the Fourth of July!

Paper Straw Picture Frame - Quick and Fun craft.  Great for kids, too!

I have a bit of a paper straw obsession.  There are just so many cute patterns and colors, I just can’t resist buying them.  Well … I’ve found a new use for some of the straws in my stash!  Since it’s the Fourth of July coming up soon, I decided to go with a red, white, and blue patriotic theme, and create a fun DIY picture frame:

Paper Straw Picture Frame - Quick and Fun craft. Great for kids, too!

Cute, festive, simple … and a great activity for the kiddos!  Here’s what you’ll need:

SUPPLIES

Paper Straw Picture Frame - Quick and Fun craft. Great for kids, too!

  • Picture frame (I got mine for $1 at Michael’s)
  • Blue polka dot and red striped paper straws (again … both from Michael’s).
  • Hot glue gun
  • Jute rope for trim (optional) … and again from Michael’s.
  • Scissors

PROCESS

  1. Cut straws to length … enough to cover the top, both sides, and bottom of frame
    Paper Straw Picture Frame - Quick and Fun craft. Great for kids, too!
  2. Begin gluing the straws into place
    Paper-Straw-Picture-Frame-STEP2 Paper-Straw-Picture-Frame-STEP3 Paper Straw Picture Frame - Quick and Fun craft. Great for kids, too! Paper Straw Picture Frame - Quick and Fun craft. Great for kids, too!
  3. Add rope trim to the outside (with hot glue):Paper Straw Picture Frame - Quick and Fun craft. Great for kids, too!
  4. Add a picture … a cute printable … or anything, really, and that’s it!  Display at your BBQ or just for fun in your home this summer!Paper Straw Picture Frame - Quick and Fun craft. Great for kids, too!

Paper Straw Picture Frame - Quick and Fun craft. Great for kids, too!

Have fun!  Thanks for having me today!  I’d love for you to stop over and say hello at View From The Fridge and see what we’re up to.

 

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Katie is the writer and creator of View From The Fridge. She is also the mom to two adorable little boys (and another baby on the way), and wife to a great guy! She loves to craft, decorate, dream up projects for her home, and she’s learning to love to cook (though not there quite yet). She started View From The Fridge in the fall of 2013. This just happened to correspond to when they purchased their current home. She wanted a place to share their updates, projects, lessons learned, and all her DIY crafts. Her husband is a Financial Advisor, therefore all of their projects are always on a budget (which is usually a lot less than she would prefer … but she loves a challenge). Katie also enjoys coffee, a good glass of wine or beer (when she's not expecting!), running, and anything outside. She lives in Minnesota and takes full advantage of the wonderful (but short) summer season outside with her family.

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Patriotic Paper Straw Picture Frame

I hope you had a great weekend, and a wonderful day celebrating those special guys in your life yesterday!  It’s Katie from View From The Fridge, and today I’ve got a quick and easy craft … that also happens to be perfect for the Fourth of July!

Paper Straw Picture Frame - Quick and Fun craft.  Great for kids, too!

I have a bit of a paper straw obsession.  There are just so many cute patterns and colors, I just can’t resist buying them.  Well … I’ve found a new use for some of the straws in my stash!  Since it’s the Fourth of July coming up soon, I decided to go with a red, white, and blue patriotic theme, and create a fun DIY picture frame:

Paper Straw Picture Frame - Quick and Fun craft. Great for kids, too!

Cute, festive, simple … and a great activity for the kiddos!  Here’s what you’ll need:

SUPPLIES

Paper Straw Picture Frame - Quick and Fun craft. Great for kids, too!

  • Picture frame (I got mine for $1 at Michael’s)
  • Blue polka dot and red striped paper straws (again … both from Michael’s).
  • Hot glue gun
  • Jute rope for trim (optional) … and again from Michael’s.
  • Scissors

PROCESS

  1. Cut straws to length … enough to cover the top, both sides, and bottom of frame
    Paper Straw Picture Frame - Quick and Fun craft. Great for kids, too!
  2. Begin gluing the straws into place
    Paper-Straw-Picture-Frame-STEP2 Paper-Straw-Picture-Frame-STEP3 Paper Straw Picture Frame - Quick and Fun craft. Great for kids, too! Paper Straw Picture Frame - Quick and Fun craft. Great for kids, too!
  3. Add rope trim to the outside (with hot glue):Paper Straw Picture Frame - Quick and Fun craft. Great for kids, too!
  4. Add a picture … a cute printable … or anything, really, and that’s it!  Display at your BBQ or just for fun in your home this summer!Paper Straw Picture Frame - Quick and Fun craft. Great for kids, too!

Paper Straw Picture Frame - Quick and Fun craft. Great for kids, too!

Have fun!  Thanks for having me today!  I’d love for you to stop over and say hello at View From The Fridge and see what we’re up to.

 

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Katie is the writer and creator of View From The Fridge. She is also the mom to two adorable little boys (and another baby on the way), and wife to a great guy! She loves to craft, decorate, dream up projects for her home, and she’s learning to love to cook (though not there quite yet). She started View From The Fridge in the fall of 2013. This just happened to correspond to when they purchased their current home. She wanted a place to share their updates, projects, lessons learned, and all her DIY crafts. Her husband is a Financial Advisor, therefore all of their projects are always on a budget (which is usually a lot less than she would prefer … but she loves a challenge). Katie also enjoys coffee, a good glass of wine or beer (when she's not expecting!), running, and anything outside. She lives in Minnesota and takes full advantage of the wonderful (but short) summer season outside with her family.

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