Drinking Straw Frame

Recycle colorful straws and cardboard to create these cute little frames for small photos, such as wallet-size school pictures. Great for kids to make and share with friends.


Approximate Time: 30 minutes


  • colored drinking straws
  • cardboard
  • yellow craft foam
  • white acrylic paint
  • small paint brush
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • scissors


Cut drinking straws in half and set aside. Cut a piece of cardboard 3 1/2 long x 3 1/2 wide. Cut another piece of cardboard 3 1/2 x 1 1/2 for the stand. Glue the straws to the larger piece of cardboard. Dip the handle end of the paintbrush in the white paint and paint random dots on the straws; allow to dry. Cut out stars from the craft foam and glue on desired areas of frame. Glue a small photo to the center of the frame. Fold the strip of cardboard about one inch from one end to create a stand for the frame. Glue the stand to the center back of the frame for support. You could use more (or longer) straws and a larger piece of cardboard to make a larger frame, if desired.


By Mom of 1 from Wilkesboro, NC

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By Bruce P. (Guest Post)
February 28, 20090 found this helpful
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Great idea. This crafting was the perfect way to fill the last hour of the day. Thanks!

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March 27, 20080 found this helpful

Way cool!

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By ravi (Guest Post)
May 1, 20080 found this helpful

Very simple and great idea.

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May 21, 20080 found this helpful

That's Awesome!!! A splediforous Idea!!

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