Homemade Decorative Straw Frame

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Anyone that knows me knows how much I love Target! I am always shopping at Target and looking for fun items to create easy DIY crafts. I recently came across some 5 x 7 white Room Essential Picture frames for just $1.99 and thought these would be a perfect way to use up some straws I had laying around the house. I rounded up all of my navy blue straws with white polka dots and went to work gluing them to my picture frame.

Need a fun and easy diy craft for Mother's Day? This Homemade Decorative Straw Frame is the perfect Mother's Day gift.

Homemade Decorative Straw Frame

This is such a fun project and you can use it for a decoration in your home, a Mother’s Day gift, senior graduation picture or anything else you can think of.

What you need:

  • Plain 5” x 7” Picture Frame
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Decorative Paper Straws (I always buy mine on Jane.com)
  • Scissors

Homemade Decorative Straw Frame


Lay your frame on a flat surface and plug in your hot glue gun. While your glue gun is heating up make sure you have at least 16 straws to cover the entire picture frame. To start, I propped my picture frame up on its stand and started applying straws to the side. Apply a line of hot glue and quickly apply your decorative paper straw and press down firmly for a few seconds. Add a second line of hot glue and add your straw pressing firmly. Each side will get 2 straws, each front side will hold 2 straws and you will add one additional straw at the crease to make the straws seamlessly blend it.

Homemade Decorative Straw Frame

Continue these steps for the next side. To do the front top and bottom, you will have to trim down the straw down to fit in the middle of the straws. That’s it. Put in a photo you’re proud to show off and show this masterpiece off in your home. This project is so easy you can most definitely let the kids help out!

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  1. says

    This is so creative, I never would have thought to do this! I have loads of straws left over from my daughters birthday! My daughter could actually make these as Christmas presents to friends and family! Is it too early to be thinking of Christmas? Thanks for sharing! — Romany
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