Halloween picture frame made from craft sticks and scrapbook paper.

I made this picture frame from the large size craft sticks and scrapbook paper and then added some embellishments.  This is a project that would be fun to do with your kids and can be adapted to other holidays or occasions by simply changing the paper. It would be a great way to showcase a special picture on a scrapbook page since it’s nearly flat.


  • large craft sticks
  • coordinating sheets of scrapbook paper
  • alphabet beads
  • string
  • spider embellishments
  • four paper fasteners
  • glue

Step 1.

Cut strips of contrasting paper that are just slightly larger than the craft sticks. Paint the sticks with glue that has been thinned just slightly with water.  Lay the glued side of the stick down on the wrong side of the paper as shown in the picture.

Step 2.

After the glue dries trim away the excess paper.

Step 3.

Lay the sticks on the picture the way you want them to fit.  Then put a dot of glue in each corner and then lay a stick across each end as shown.

Step 4.

After frame has dried drill holes in all four corners.

Step 5.

Stick paper fasteners through all four holes and fold out prongs to secure.

Step 6.

Wrap black cord around paper fastener and leave a little hanging down on each side as shown.   Also leave enough at top to hang frame.  Attach spiders with a little glue.

Step 7.

String beads on the black cord and then tie each end off by wrapping it around the paper fastener and tie a knot. Put a dot of glue at the ends of the bottom stick and slip it in under the side pieces as shown.

Step 8.

Glue the last top stick into place as shown.

About Elaine Kazinec

I have never met anyone who can't make wonderful things for their homes, friends, and family, only those who think they can't. The purpose of this blog is to show everyone how really simple most projects for the home are to make. When my husband and I bought our first home we were short on cash so I learned to be long on creativity. I have been told that I can make something wonderful out of nothing and that is true. You can too! Some of my favorite things are items that I found in someone's junk pile. I am going to show you how easy it really is. I hope you find the courage to jump in and attempt some of these projects. You will be amazed at how talented you really are.