Twig Picture Frame Craft

How to Make a Photo Frame Using Sticks

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All of those sticks laying out in your yard can be much more than a nuisance when you need to mow the lawn. You can use them to make an amazing picture frame. If you don't have any branches lying around your yard, go for a walk and collect some.

  • Age Guideline: 6 Years and Up
  • Time Required: 30 minutes (Does not include drying time)

The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.

Materials Needed:

  • Small Sticks/Twigs
  • Old Frame
  • Craft Glue or Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Garden Shears


Go for outside and gather sticks from your backyard, park, or a walk in the woods. I prefer straight sticks from 1/4" to 1/2" thick. They can be sticks already fallen from trees or you can use the garden shears to cut twigs. (Make sure you have permission.)

Remove the glass from the frame. Glue the twigs, one at a time, around the picture frame, trimming as necessary with the garden shears.

Let the glue dry and reassemble the frame with a picture! If desired, embellish the frame with other objects from nature such as pebbles, leaves, or even dried flowers!