After you have decided on the shape of your frame, paint the craft sticks. You can use a single color for the entire frame or color each craft stick differently for a multi-colored frame.
If it works better for you, you can paint the frame after you have glued all the craft sticks together.
There are several ways to use the photo frame:
Younger kids can have fun decorating their picture frames with large and colorful materials like buttons, pom-poms, paper and foam cut-outs, big plastic gems, and so forth.
Remember though that these materials are still small enough to be considered as choking hazards. Adult supervision is a must.
Use natural materials like dried flowers, twigs, seashells and sand to create a beautiful picture frame.
Leave the craft stick frame unpainted if you plan to cover the entire frame with decorative materials or if the wooden surface of the craft stick is intended to be part of the design.
A craft stick photo frame is an awesome gift for dad on Father's day or for mom on Mother's day. When decorating the frame, find inspiration from things that mom/dad love like a hobby, a favorite TV show, a sport, or even just their favorite colors. Don't forget the most important thing—a photo of you and your parent at the center of the frame!