For a simple art and craft project, using ice cream sticks or toothpicks is a very convenient option. We decided to make a Photo Frame and Pencil Holder, that would be useful for us later on and be placed on our book shelf or computer table.
The look of the project is above in the picture, but after adding a lovely photo of my child , the entire thing seemed amazing as it added a personal touch to our bedroom.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED?
Ice cream sticks.
I have used long ones, some were already painted as I bought them from the shop. You can either keep them plain or paint them as per your needs. I wanted to just give it a colourful look. 50 sticks for the base, 40 for the frame and around 20 for the glass holder. Number of sticks may vary if you want a bigger base, or a smaller holder or frame.
One empty plastic cup, preferable disposable and light weight, but firm enough to withhold the weight of the sticks.
Blank Cardboard for base.
Size can vary, depending on how big you want the base to be…that’s totally upon you. I have kept the width of the base equal to two lengths of the sticks as seen in the picture.
Either elfy or UHU, german white glue anything that’s good and effective.
Ribbons n Flowers.
For decoration, which you will need at the end.
WHAT TO DO?
Begin with pasting long sticks on the disposable plastic cup. Make sure the cup is a little smaller than the sticks so it remains concealed behind them.
Now the cup is ready to be stuck on the base.
Next, make a stand and frame by joining several layers of ice cream sticks together, like in the picture below:
You can use any colours for the frame and stand you desire.
Similarly stick the sticks on the cardboard base. Let them all dry for an hour or two. Now stick the frame and glass on the base with the help of the same glue.
The main structure of the craft is now ready, all you have to do now is to decorate the entire thing with the help of ribbons, flowers, glittery tape, etc.
Your Craft Project using Ice Cream Sticks is now ready to be used and kept anywhere you like!