I wasn’t sure what to call this project. It’s not really a frame. It kind of looks like a scroll. Perhaps a better name would be a scroll frame? But to keep things simple lets just say mini art frame. This project is quick, easy, and inexpensive to make. Use this mini frame for an inspirational quote, children’s artwork, etc. I’m hanging this quote art on my inspiration board.
Art work – something on cardstock works best
2. Cut the straws only on the top layer down the center. Refer to the dotted lines in the photo on the left. It’s important that when you cut the straw, it doesn’t turn giving you a slanted line. If this happens, the straw will not hold the artwork well.
3. Cut a piece of embroidery thread about three times the length of your straw. Thread the embroidery floss through the straw. Tie loose ends into a knot. Then position the thread so the knot is hiding in the straw.
4. Feed the paper through the slits of the straws to attach the straws. Refer to the photo above. You shouldn’t need any glue, the straws will grip the paper on their own. Everything will stay in place providing your artwork isn’t too heavy. If you’re concerned about your frame coming apart, you can add a little glue to the straws.
Just for fun, I framed a few pieces of paper cut out from Japanese candy packages. As you can see, this craft is pretty versatile. This project would work well with postcards and other keepsakes as well.